Boss GT-8. Looking for the perfect amp combo, "mate.&qu

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by jfavela, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. jfavela

    jfavela Guest

    So I'd like to take a poll.
    I definitely am going to add a Boss GT-8 to my studio.
    What is the best amp combo to consider running this guy into and why? I want to maximize the signal conditions for flexibility.
    A few models have been mentioned to me:
    The Roland JC120 and the Fender Hotrod Deville 410.
    Of the two which one would you prefer and why?
    If any others come to mind, name them.

    Yes, I'm a newbie. But I am Inspired.
    Thanks so much.

  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    The JC120.

    I mentioned the DeVille 410 only because it's what I have, but it's definitely more bottom-heavy than most amps. It's my personal amp, not what I would buy as a studio amp.

    It's also loud as hell. I mean really loud. REALLY LOUD. If I want to play in my house without pissing off the neighbors I can turn it up to about 1.5, seriously.

    Check out the small Fender tube offerings, like the Blues Jr. and such. 15 tube watts of tastiness. They're incredible recording amps, and you can turn them up to get that "breaking up" sound without blasting your windows out.
  3. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Besides the Seymour Duncan, I have a Blues Jr. and a 67 Vox Cambridge solid state amp. I have access to a slightly modified 1970 Princeton Reverb, an old Bassman head, a Hot-Rod Deville, a JCM800, an assortment of little amps, and a Carr Hammerhead.

    The Blues Jr. is the primary recording amp as I can get any type of sound without a lot of work. The Carr is also quite incredible. The Vox has a sound like nothing else. The Princeton has an added mid-range control...sounds like a little Deluxe.

    My reccomendation for any volume challenged recording or playing situation will always be the Blues Jr.
  4. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    One more vote for the Blues Jr. It would be nice to have an insert between the pre and power amp.
  5. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    You can also use any small high quality amplifier you have laying around your studio with your Boss unit. Go into a cab with a 10" or 8" speaker.. The 10" Fender replacement speakers are good choices for a small cab.
  6. jfavela

    jfavela Guest

    Chime in..

    So I've been killing myself doing the best research I can trying to find the best, "buddy," for the Boss GT-8.
    I came across a GT-8 user forum. The suggestion they made was going into a flat-response active amp or keyboard amp such as the Roland KC-350 or the Mackie SRM450. The reasoning being that all guitar amps, "color," the sound too much. Going into a mixer then into the studio was also suggested. Honestly, I want to mic a speaker or 2.

    I am currently considering the Roland JC120 or a Fender Hot Rod series amp.

    Any thoughts, feedback appreciated.

  7. jfavela

    jfavela Guest

    Fender Deluxe Question...

    t was mentioned that it is possible to bybass the pres on the Fender Hot Rod? Im leaning towards getting this amp and using it with a GT-8.
    So how do you bypass the pres? Is it a flick of the switch type deal or more complicated. Forgive me, I'm not a guitarist. Adding quality gear to my studio is what I'm after and I just simply want to avoid the, "re-amping," issues I've been reading so much about in using a guitar amp with a modeler.

  8. 2db

    2db Guest

    I have a new GT-8 for sale if you are interested email me.

    I play jazz and it to much box for what I do.

    Still in original box with warranty card.
  9. bluescat

    bluescat Guest

    Re: Boss GT-8. Looking for the perfect amp combo, "mate

    Hi, I use a Fender "The Twin" i bought in 89. I am looking for a second amp to get a full stereo effect. Just using a practice amp for now.


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