I just scored myself a Triaxis a couple of days ago and it's forced some rethinking upon me to do with both what gear I (should) have and how best to use it.
At present, I use:
Marshall EL34 50/50
Now, I love the idea of using both preamps into the 50/50, but my first concern is how to get the guitar into them. My wireless has two outputs, an XLR and a standard 1/4". I could send that into both preamps, but I like having one of its outs going into the Korg so I'm always into the tuner. Are there any extremely low cost but non-signal degrading/colouring solutions to this?
Secondly, I'd like to send both preamps into the G-Major. I do have two G-Majors, so I could potentially have two preamps and two fx units, but I don't use fx too much, and this seems a little like overkill for how often my band play live.
Further to this, I don't know how often I'll get a chance to go into two separate cabs, so running the preamps or the preamps + FX units in stereo might not get used enough to justify their being there. For this reason, I'm considering selling the JMP-1.
Lastly, I just don't have the opportunity to use my rig at home. I never get a chance to work on patches through the poweramp and cab. So far I've been lucky that my JMP-1 recording patches sound first rate when I play live. I'm hoping this luck extends to the Triaxis (which'll get its debut in London in March). So, here's the thing. Locally, there's a stupidly good deal on a 2:Fifty. I'm wondering if it'd be worth selling the Marshall 50/50 and moving over to the Mesa. I just don't have the opportunity to test either my current set-up or the potential new one.
Does anyone have any experience with the Triaxis through a Marshall 50/50 as well as through a 2:Fifty? Does it just sound better through the 2:Fifty?
Oh, one last thing - as if there aren't enough questions here - the Triaxis can supply phantom power, right? It's 7-pin on the In, but does it only work with the Abacus? Or would I need some sort of extra powersupply to the unit for it to work?
My Triaxis powers my Lexicon footpedal
Oh, and I'm always going to be biased on this one, but the Mesa power amps are the best out there IMO. They have a deeper bassier sound than anything I've heard and when you play one it just feels like butter.
The 50/50 is loud and is a great sounding power amp. If you can score a 2:90, the difference is night and day. The 2:90 is a really special amp, at least IMO.