Ok, I've had this gear for a while now and I can't seem to make it sound any better than shit. It's great at my house, but once I get it to practice or on stage and push it to any real volume it falls apart.
I use this right now:
Guitar -> Boss Gt8 -> Crate 212 (using standard input) -> peavey 4x12
I also own a Crown Professional series power amp. Should I just run the GT8 into that, then into the 4x12? Seems like the GT8 will do all the processing I need, but the Crate in the mix is killing my tone.
I'm at my wits ends here - my tone sucks. I know what your response is going to be... "buy a tube amp, asshole", but I have this gear and need to use it for a while.
Maybe I can change the way I hook up the boss, and switch to the 4 cable method (4cm)?
If you have a power amp, and you're using a 4x12, then WHY use the Crate at all??
That's totally unnecessary. Using the PA, you're basically emulating a rack setup, except your preamp is on the floor. Definately try that way!