I'm helping my friend out with setting up his dual rectifier with his gt8 floor board.
We wanted to bypass the pre amp of the mesa and only use the gt8 as a pre amp.
Going from the Out -> Return of the dual rec, and then plugging the guitar into the input of the gt8 is the correct way to do this it seems.
Now my main question is this, can we use this setup with turning on the standby and only having the power section on.
'Standby' just warms the heaters in the valves and does not turn the amp on itself.
If he's going to waste a dual rec like that tell him to sell it and invest in a rackmount poweramp like a VHT 2/90/2 or a Mesa Simulclass 2:90.
Or don't, because he'll regret it down the road!