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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by maggotspawn, May 27, 2019.
You can pick up a Voodoo Lab Control Switcher for like $100. Then it would work with your setup.
The control switcher just works with a regular DIN cable? What's relay switchable other than channel?
For the Collosus, using the included footswitch, the loop is switchable as well.
The Collosus footswitch jack is 5 pin DIN,
but I used the adapter Vasili sent me . It converts the DIN to 1/4" TRS female. I used an insert cable to plug into the adapter, then into the Control Switcher. 5 pin DIN may work, but I didn't want to fry anything.
Kartakou's stuff is custom made, so maybe it can be tweaked by request?
All it would take to work with the G major is latching relays for the channel switching.
I don't know how involved that is though.
BTW, I got to crank it up a little today. Sounds pretty sick.
Received mine today, been testing it for the last hour will do a full review later but.....first impressions....ive been buying gear since the the early 80's so I've been thru honeymoon phases, i like this unit !
Has balls and cut....want to try all my cabs, boost pedals and all my guitars..so far the Bad Monkey is the best boost with the Low and hight at 1 o'clock ..had to tame the pres on the mesa 2:90 a bit, the mesa 4x12 will rattle ..
What would be cool is if the I/II switch could be relayed instead of the loop. I'll inquire what can be done.
Well, the G Major 2 I planned on running with this would not play nice with my SS power amp. It kept triggering the limiters. When I turned down the output, I lost a lot of volume. I returned it to GC. Stuck a delay pedal in the loop, and that's it basically.
I usually don't use much more then some delay anyway. 240 watts is loud as HELL. Sounds awesome. Might try out that Amptweaker DepthFinder for laughs.
Remind me again how long it took from ordering it to when you received it?
About 3 weeks. Definitely worth the wait.
Nice. I might pair it up with AMT tube cake for home use...or maybe a used rocktron velocity...
Thoughts on the sound of the preamp overall?
I've only had a 6505+, and never played an OG 5150. This preamp definitely has that grind to it. I play it with the 5150 setting engaged. The 6505+ setting is a bit too tight for me with my SS power amp. I don't feel the need to boost it. The clean channel sounds better to me then the 6505+ clean, which had too much hair for my taste. Overall, I really dig it, sounds sick. It's a steal at $400 shipped. I got it during a Reverb sale for $370. Very happy with it.
Think it can replace the evh 50 watt head? Or at least cover similar sounds?
I haven't played one, so can't comment.
In my experience the EVH had a more refined/smooth gain structure while the 6505 had a more gritty/biting gain structure.
The EVH has a bouncier/faster low end response than the 6505 too.
If this thing is really is voiced like a 6505 i doubt it will cover EVH 5150 ground.
But, that’s just my guess
Ok cool. I keep going back and forth on this or the carvin x1.
Final setup. Snagged an ETA power conditioner to fill the empty space. left over from the G Major.
Man these preamps look so rad!
I think I'll get one of these and the R&R preamp! They sound great too!
Why did you get rid of your Gmajor?