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I have too much random gear sitting around not getting use so I want to assemble it into a few different rigs to have some plug and play options.

Here's my latest shower thought: I have 2 engl e530 preamps, and 2 gsp1101 units sitting idle. I want to run those into a Mesa 2:90 and out to two 4x12 (or 2x12). Can I run both amps through both GSP units (one right side, one left) and then spit both those into the 2:90 channels? I was thinking I can get dual stereo sounds on each side. Should I just be running 2 heads into one GSP, or 1 head to both GSP? I have some ABY and loop routing pedals I could use as well.

I feel like there must be some configuration to employ all 5 units but I might be making it needlessly complicated.

Please let me know if this is stupid, misguided or if I'm missing something obvious. How would you setup a rig if you had 2 preamps, 2 multis and a 2:90 shamefully gathering dust?

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My main rig is an E530 -> 2:90 :lol:

I also have a gsp1101 in my deskrack for quick takes and such. My advice, run both E530's if you want the flexibility of extra channels, but just one, with the gsp1101 for effects, and the 2:90 is killer.

My rig is basically... pedalboard stuff, into a controller with OD's, out to the E530 with a MXR 10-band in it's internal loop, into a loop controller with reverbs/delays, back out to the pedalboard (to complete loop with ISP Decimator), through one more reverb/delay, then back to the rack to hit a Radial Twin-City (if I want to run the 2:90 stereo, I can buffered-split from here), then to the 2:90.
 

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I definitely dig the straight setup of e530 to 2:90, I just thought maybe I could get crazy with the duplicates.

I also realized I would need 4 outputs and potentially need to wire both cabs to stereo to really force the dual stereo option for huge sound.

I suppose instead of using the stereo options in the GSP to split the signal, I can just run each side as its own dedicated setup and then just tweak the settings to get that sweet stereo field. I.e. dial chorus on both sides to complement each other.

I'm the solo guitarist in my current project (3 piece) so always looking for ways to expand the sound we get.
 

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HMM... You could get a second cabinet, and run a very short delay, or modulation, into the Right channel, and put the other cab on the other side of the drummer?
 

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HMM... You could get a second cabinet, and run a very short delay, or modulation, into the Right channel, and put the other cab on the other side of the drummer?
The stereo widening effect of that would be fucking immense.
 

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i have enough cabs to pull it off, but my original idea was to actually have both units running in true stereo. So running each unit into the 2nd channel of the other so they're both getting a left and right feed. The problem i realized with this is that i would still have to sum each side to mono to feed into the two sides of the 2:90. So to really get it, i would need 4 output channels and either need 4 cabs, or have the cabs wired stereo so i can send 1 left and 1 right channel to each of them.

So i think i could still pull it off, but will need another stereo poweramp in play to really make it true stereo x 2.
 

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i have enough cabs to pull it off, but my original idea was to actually have both units running in true stereo. So running each unit into the 2nd channel of the other so they're both getting a left and right feed. The problem i realized with this is that i would still have to sum each side to mono to feed into the two sides of the 2:90. So to really get it, i would need 4 output channels and either need 4 cabs, or have the cabs wired stereo so i can send 1 left and 1 right channel to each of them.

So i think i could still pull it off, but will need another stereo poweramp in play to really make it true stereo x 2.
Do you have roadies? :lol: That's a LOT of gear!

Running one pre and one stereo power into two cabs means that if anything happens during a gig, you're only troubleshooting one amp instead of two interconnected ones. It would still be massive.

Just sell the 2nd E530, and get another cool preamp, like that Karkatou Colossus thing that I want, basically a 5150 pre :)
 

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Do you have roadies? :lol: That's a LOT of gear!
I have no intention of carrying that much gear around anytime in the near future, I assure you.

This was more to see if I could, more than considering if I should. Would just be stationed in the jam room for making monster sounds. 6-8u rack and wall of cabs is never the wrong answer though.

It's on the list. I could never get on with the space toaster but I've been salivating for the powered rack unit since it released. I always end up impulsing small to mid bits of gear (or a deal on used) before I hit budget for the bigguns.
 
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