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I would say there is no right or wrong way, its just what you are trying to achieve. Some ways, eg using the AXE-FX2 would be complex, but there are other easier ways. For example, steve vai uses a boss chorus pedal which has a stereo output, and passes one digital delay pedal and one amp etc in both of the outputs. He gives different delay times in the two ...


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The guitar amps you have most likely have some "effects" on them already. Most guitar amps allow you to select either a clean signal or a distorted overdrive signal (at living room levels). Also, many have built in reverb or delays or other effects that can be selected. But eventually, most guitar players end up wanting a sound they just can't get out ...


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Running a guitar through an effect processor and a home stereo is unlikely to make you overly happy. Particularly guitar with overdrive has high frequency content way above what a home stereo is built to deal with. It may be defused somewhat by an amp simulator and room acoustic simulator, but then the results will lean towards the mushy. Driving a home ...


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You can use a stereo and speakers. The reasons people tend to use instrument amps for practice is because they are (hopefully) built to cope with an uncompressed/unEQ'd instrument signal, which will have more big level spikes at particular frequencies, in contrast to recorded music which tends to be more smoothed out (making it more obvious when you're ...


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Who told you you can't use you home PA? Sure enough, if you just plug the guitar right in a PA, it'll sound somewhat boring, but there's no reason you could not do it anyway. In fact, such a “super-clean” sound can IMO sometimes be a pleasant alternative. The thing is, guitar amps aren't designed to sound “good” in a HiFi sense, at ...


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Not quite sure exactly what you are asking (recording, live sound?) but as a guitar player who also is responsible for the PA for my band, and as a songwriter with an in- home recording studio - I have studied on this and experimented over the years. Here are some thoughts to consider. Different speakers are designed differently to do different things. ...


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If we first simplify things to consider that the speakers are in an infinite space with no walls, floors or reflective surfaces, many of the things you mention have to do with, as you say, the amount of time the sound takes to get to the ear from each driver. Let's also pretend for a moment that people have just one ear! If you were to place two speakers ...


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You low end sound involves much more than just your speakers! Your amp and your bass and how you set them up and adjust them are critical; your strings; your right hand (in particular) technique; It's a long list. A good musician can get good sound out of equipment that might not be so great - a poor one will still sound poor, no matter what the gear. ...


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Wow great stuff here! I am a sound system designer and acoustician with over 30 years experience, as well as a guitar player. The idea that whether the cabinet has 1 12 or 4 12s, if connected to one head, they will output the same acoustic energy is correct. You will not move more air, but the air you move will be much cleaner and sonically that clarity ...



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