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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    Jazz chorus is a well known jazz/lap steel/clean quality amp...

    Hiwatt doesn't surprise me.  Either does tripple rec tbh.

    just shows though as i always said find a shop with huge s/h amp selection and go try lots of things isn't a bad idea as most people would choose something unexpected 


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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    This thing just sounds monster  =)

    Just saying.

    Such a cool bit of kit. Every home should have one. I just sold my HD500X for more than it cost me to buy the GSP and controller. Mental. It is soooo much better.

    Happy. =)

    totally agree... Keep telling people but they look as if i am mad.

    tbh if c63 had been out earlier I'll bet a lot of big names may have stayed GSP and or come to GSP and it would be much more well known....


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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 3404
    mr-mac said:
    Jazz chorus is a well known jazz/lap steel/clean quality amp...

    Hiwatt doesn't surprise me.  Either does tripple rec tbh.

    just shows though as i always said find a shop with huge s/h amp selection and go try lots of things isn't a bad idea as most people would choose something unexpected 


    It's nice to be able to just nonchalantly (virtually) use a Triple Rec instead of a Big Muff fuzz, sort of a bit like using a fountain to water the plants. 

    The flip side is that it gets me gassing for new stuff - with the Zoom G3 it was the Vibroverb as that model sounded brilliant, now it's the Hiwatt... Thankfully they are both rather spendy so there's not much chance of me being able to buy either!

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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    Aye but then you already have a hiwatt sound you love in the gsp so its all good.  Digitech brown sound and twin reverb models are rather spledid too.
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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    edited July 30
    Could be a good amp for a modeller, WEM valve PA for £25 though untested as now power cable.  Could be worth a risk though

    https://www.gumtree.com/p/stereo-microphones/wem-pa40-valve-pa-system/1308259345

    edit....... scratch that its no valve :(
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  • John_AJohn_A Frets: 1825
    Just bagged one, it’ll be a couple of weeks before I can pick it up, but looking forward to trying it 
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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    edited July 31
    Someone using the gsp with a palmer 402 power amp and cab... Maybe worth a look if considering this power amp


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  • gearaddictgearaddict Frets: 557
    John_A said:
    Just bagged one, it’ll be a couple of weeks before I can pick it up, but looking forward to trying it 
    Cool! Get a bargain?

    I'm still really liking it. It's just really easy to get good tones. Hardly any tweaking required.
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  • John_AJohn_A Frets: 1825
    John_A said:
    Just bagged one, it’ll be a couple of weeks before I can pick it up, but looking forward to trying it 
    Cool! Get a bargain?

    I'm still really liking it. It's just really easy to get good tones. Hardly any tweaking required.
    Yes, I think so £220 inc foot controller,flight case and a radio system:).   Will be middle of the month before I pick it up but will be sure to report back when I do
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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    That's not just a good deal... That's silly money... Nice work
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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    edited August 2
    Can confirm from practise room setting up as fx return / brit valve stack works wonderfully for JCM2000 60 watt valve head with cab.  very nice sound indeed.
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  • StefBStefB Frets: 509
    edited August 2

    I've just snagged a mint GSP1101 & Control 2 from Andertons for £177 delivered.  It's the third or fourth GSP I've had over the years, but this one will be a keeper at that price.

    Never had a Control 2 before, but always fancied one, so looking forward to receiving the two and hooking them up...

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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    Control 2 is simply superb for live use.  Nice price.  
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  • sweepysweepy Frets: 1942
    edited August 2
    The Control Two is built like a tank, enjoy
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  • gearaddictgearaddict Frets: 557
    John_A said:
    Just bagged one, it’ll be a couple of weeks before I can pick it up, but looking forward to trying it 
    Not got it yet, then?
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  • John_AJohn_A Frets: 1825
    John_A said:
    Just bagged one, it’ll be a couple of weeks before I can pick it up, but looking forward to trying it 
    Not got it yet, then?
    Afraid not.  It's in Manchester, I'm in Leicester.  Waiting til I'm next up there with work, hopefully later this week
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 3404
    edited August 13
    I've used mine this weekend to finish the guitar parts on the Fretboard cover challenge. When it's up on their sound cloud I'll post the link here.

    What I have found is strange though, is I've been trying to use a Keeley 30ms double tracker in the loop, in stereo, and it doesn't seem to let me. The effect is audibly on but the stereo effect is not "one dry one wet", but rather mixed on both loop returns. If instead I take a mono line out into the 30ms, then take stereo out to the mixer, that works perfectly, any ideas on why the stereo loop may not he stereo-ing?

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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    edited August 24
    We'll, i can confirm with recent gigging... The Lab Series L7 is utterly brilliant to plug a modeller into.

    tried a few options (plugged straight into lab series power amp input) and settled on best setup in GSP being Power Amp/Cab with power amp set as a valve power amp (the Lab series didn't need the slight taming of HF that solid state option seemed to bring and valve sounded better than flat).

    Sound quality was crazy good and master volume control on amp is still in circuit so very useful indeed.

    Honestly couldn't be happier as a great amp to plug a modeller into.

    They are cheap too so if ya see one for sale then i can highly.recommend the Lab Series L5 (2x12) L7(4x10), or L9 (1x15) and they are defo worth a look at.

    So defo decided I am eyes open for a very rough cheap L5.  I am gonna replace baffle for 1x12 operation and fit a modern, light weight neodium magnet driver.  Then I am gonna fit my spare GSP1101 into case and 4 cable it in a semi permanent way.  this will be my travel light/open mic setup... Grab lightish amp and control2 - basically what people are using Katana for
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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    Also managed to plug my cheap stereo bespeco volume pedal off the exp pedal plug on control 2.  (use either of the output sockets on bespeco).

    This is great as it has a minimum volume control pot on side so I can have it controlling volume of gsp full range (zero to max) or I can turn pot and control the min point so at moment it gives me a lovely rhythm/solo control (toe down solo, heel down rhythm) which i can tweak quickly with the pot if I am plugged into diff amp of whatever or equipment that maybe has diff headroom to mine.
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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    edited September 8
    Here is the pedal showing the pot on side that gives an easy tweakable ability to have volume pedal run full range or as a rhythm/lead with just a twist of pot.  Just plugged exp2 on control 2 to one of outputs on volume pedal then set exp2 as preset volume 0-99 in gsp for each preset.


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  • Finding your progress with this quite interesting

    I accidentally selected the Gonkulator model on the overdrive the other day...christ what's that all about?!

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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    Finding your progress with this quite interesting

    I accidentally selected the Gonkulator model on the overdrive the other day...christ what's that all about?!
    Yeah its a bit mental but check YouTube for DOD gonkulator for some demos on what it does.  Probs very limited specialist appeal but reckon its good we have access to weird and wonderful as well as more normal.
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  • sweepysweepy Frets: 1942
    Well, with what I have incoming, mines up for sale, so if you want a spare or know someone who wants one ;)
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  • So last night my band rehearsed using a JamHub for the first time...very cool piece of kit! I used a 2 x mono -> 1 x stereo 1/4" cable for that...plugged the two monos into the GSP1101 left/right line outs.

    It sounded very fizzy at first but then I found a setting in the I/O section for line out and changed that to 'mixer', which seemed to restore the goodness...but are there other settings I need to tweak for this setup? Does the global cab apply to the line outs as well as the XLR? Unfortunately, with the JamHub you have to use 1/4" inputs for instruments.
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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    So last night my band rehearsed using a JamHub for the first time...very cool piece of kit! I used a 2 x mono -> 1 x stereo 1/4" cable for that...plugged the two monos into the GSP1101 left/right line outs.

    It sounded very fizzy at first but then I found a setting in the I/O section for line out and changed that to 'mixer', which seemed to restore the goodness...but are there other settings I need to tweak for this setup? Does the global cab apply to the line outs as well as the XLR? Unfortunately, with the JamHub you have to use 1/4" inputs for instruments.
    The setup Wizard is a quick way to tell gsp what its plugged in to and asks if you want global cab or preset and if you want it on 1/4"
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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    My other thought is a not too expensive stereo DI that accepts xlr and outputs 1/4" or xlr.

    but if ya remember your 1/4" settings for your amp setup too then the wizard will make switches as simple as you like without going to each setting individually.
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  • It seems to apply XLR settings to the 1/4" line outs automatically if you select 'mixer' as the target. To me it sounds better using the headphone out though for some reason.

    Weirdly, my band members were saying it didn't sound so good last time we practiced, even though I didn't change anything and we were using exactly the same setup! Go figure... :)

    I've been playing around a bit with different cabs and settings...I seem to get a bit of a 'honky' kind of tone when using high gain...I've been playing with dialling that out using a narrow band high freq cut in the parametric eq. That works pretty well.

    I'm not sure on the cabs...I downloaded some OH free IRs and they seem to be the best, but the stock alt 4x12 is good too. I find most of the others too middy for my taste.
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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    What i meant was if using xlr can set both up exactly as required so don't need to swap settings every time you practise.

    if using 1/4" for both practise and amp/live use though I'd say the wizard is quickest way.  Change in output volume and input gain may be reason for change in sound maybe volume was set different last time so not as much in sweet spot (take a mental note of where volume control is set).  Or maybe the jam hub input is better impedance matched for headphone out.
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  • Any thoughts on how to get an infinite sustain / feedback kind of thing? There are a couple of points I'd like to get some sustain going and since the GSP only has one distortion slot, once that is on I'm kind of out of options and I don't have a real amp to go and hold my guitar next to :o)

    Something to do with using a compressor maybe?
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  • mr-macmr-mac Frets: 198
    If maxing gain on amp model and or dist pedal gives feedback you could possibly add those changes to the control stomp button.
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