Help me with bi amp setup (contains CrAzY idea)

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  1. Gmork

    Gmork SS.org Regular

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    ok so ive finally got my 6505! :mf666: thats great and all. but that was only
    half of my (realistically attainable) dream rig. im probably not the first
    person to think of this and i wont be the last but here it is. two 4x12s.
    one for the 6505, one for a dual rec!. simultaneously! as far as my thinking
    goes, this would be the mother of all death metal tones. a fat dual rec
    tone combined with the grinding cut of the 6505 would be like a hurricane
    of brick walls slamming into whoever dares get within a mile of this
    monstrosity. i use to think it would be as simple as using a boss LS-2
    (line switcher) but i think there would be phase issues. so am i correct in
    thinking that i might need the radial switchbone aby seeing as it sorts all
    that s*** out? any other tips suggestions on how i would run this rig of death?
    thanks.
     
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    You won't know that there's a phase issue until you actually hook it all up. An LS-2 should work fine.
     
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    Radial big shot.

    Radial BigShot

    I used it for the exact same thing that you're talking about.
     
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    Make sure to run some sort of digital delay in 100% wet into one of the heads at about 20 ms of delay and just one repeat. That way it will sound even bigger but lose none of the tightness but the amps don't just create their combined sound but sound more like two guitars at the same time, a bit like double tracking
     
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    I've never really been a fan of that trick, which is essentially an intentional phase cancellation.
     
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    Por que?
     
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    +1 for the Radial BigShot. I used it for a similar setup, but running the DR and 5150 into a stereo Mesa cab. Didn't notice any phase issues. The BigShot has a phase switch so it's handy.

    The only down side is that the BigShot doesn't have any LEDs to show you which mode you are in, but if you are running both amps all the time then that's ok.

    And yes, these 2 amps sound massive together!
     

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