Not too long ago, I purchased a Digitech GSP1101 used from eBay, and almost immediately put the vC63 firmware on it and went to town.
One thing I noticed after doing this is that some of the factory presets have changed to a mono output. Off the top of my head, the "METAL HEAD" preset.
Not only have some of those diverted, but also some of the delays are only coming in mono. Now, I didn't dabble with the delays too much before I put the vC63 firmware on it, so I can't say for sure if they were already mono, but something tells me they should be stereo.
Has anyone had this problem and fixed it? Or does anyone have any advice on how to resolve the issue?
Around about the first two years or so of playing guitar, I went from using some 75w Fender amp to solely effects processors with sound via computer, headphones or studio monitors. And I've been playing (not so much gear researching) for about 15 years now. So if any of the following sounds dumb to you, just remember that I've never really dealt with any of this.
I'm looking to make a change to a 2x12 cabinet.
I'm not doing any live gigging or anything like that anytime soon. I pretty much only play/record in my computer room, so I won't be interested in some "top of the line" overpriced cab. But I also don't want something that sounds like a horse fucking a kangaroo.
Aside from the cab, does anyone know if I will need a power amp to run from the GSP to the cab?
Again, sorry if any of this sounds stupid. But I'm new to the whole cab, rackmount, power amp..etc..etc.. world.
Any recommendations on a reasonably priced cab and power amp?
Thanks in advance, guys!
Ok, as a long time Digitech user, as to your first question(s) -
PRESETS - I never use them on mine, but is it as simple a matter as going into the editing interface and changing the delay settings for those presets from mono to stereo? (Typically Digitech 'newer' delays are analog tape models, ie. mono, or a stereo ping-pong or spread. These are selectable.)
As to the second -
Yes, you'd need a power amp and/or powered speaker cabinet. How important is running in stereo to you? If very, you'll need a stereo power amp into a rather neutral 2x12 (or 4x12) speaker cabinet. I actually use a stereo Behringer 2x12 combo amp, 100 watts, that also powers my Behringer stereo 4x12 cabinet. LOTS of power. I also have a setup right into my mixer and computer, so I'm very familiar with your current approach, and the approach you're going for.
If stereo isn't important, you could go with a powered wedge monitor speaker. Or even 2, if you want to preserve the stereo image.
Search Amazon or Musician's Friend for power amp. Something around 100w will work fine, or even less. Do the same for 2x12 speaker cabs. Post your findings up and I'll walk you through it. (And/or someone else here.)