Two Amps in one another??? HELP

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by sDEVs, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. sDEVs

    sDEVs Inventor

    I have two amplifiers,
    1st Marshall 15W Overdrive & 2nd Kustom Amps 20W

    I was planning to plu in my Guitar to Marshall (as usual)
    from output of EMULATED HEADPHONES of Marshall,
    plug-in my Kustom Amp.

    So that I get a surround sound in my room.

    But, I am afraid if any problem occurs, I'll loose my amps. Never have tried before.
    Does it work?

  2. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    Why do you want this "surround sound" in your room?

    If you really have to do this, plug your headphone out into a line in or something, you really should bypass the preamp of the Kustom because things will get really nasty otherwise.

    IMO you should leave that Kustom in a corner.
  3. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    there wont be any problem at all.
  4. battery

    battery New Member

    No problems with chaining amps.

    If you are using a processor then you might like to connect both amps for stereo output. With ping-pong delay and differnt amp placements you can create 'surround' effects...
  5. sDEVs

    sDEVs Inventor

    Oh thanks all, I was expecting that "Why U Want" reaction. But just to try things out, will do it & post u. Bye.
  6. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!


    Actually I ave done the exact same thing before.

    Guitar=> (via guitar in) Mg10CD (via emulated out) => (via guitar in) Stranger

    The emulated line-out is at line voltage level, it cannot damage.

    That gave me more volume without making the speakers blow out.
  7. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    ^ Didn't you also "feel the tone" of the Stranger? :p:

    I wouldn't want to chain amps, not these ones anyhow.
  8. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    ^ Arre this is not like chaining of amps like Dimebag etc used to do.

    Its like using the Marshall like a distortion pedal with marshall voicing (ofcourse the marshall speakers also work, hence you get "more sound" too).
    So I didnt get really horrible tone outta stranger.
  9. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    What about the Stranger preamp? And it's amplification circuit. I mean, it's not a PA system.
  10. Double Click

    Double Click New Member

    ^^^ If u use the line-in of the stranger, u'll bypass the preamp.
    A PA is an ampification system....
  11. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    1) He mentioned guitar in.
    2) I meant a PA as in whatever they use as PA's :p: which is definitely not a Stranger amp.
  12. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Gah this is becoming confusing!
  13. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    OK, what I was saying is, won't it spoil the sound if you send it through the preamp of the Stranger?
  14. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Yeah it will.
    But the Stranger doenst have any voicing of its own.

    It sounds rather flat voiced.
  15. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    ^ True, but I can't help but shudder at the thought of what goes on in the Stranger's circuit :p:
  16. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Oh i think its a very basic amplifier circuit using OpAmps.

    One that can be found in 2nd/3rd year electronics text books.
  17. saurabhrocks

    saurabhrocks New Member

    that is definitely no problem, no problem shall occur in both of ur amps,
    be happy and play on.
    ur simply taking out an output into the input of another, there is such a mild flow of current ,that it is perfctly okay,
    regarding the surround sound,
    i think it will be better to purchase a couple of speakers, and attach them to the amp,

    or u can attach it to ur home threater,
  18. Double Click

    Double Click New Member

    Basic Electronics.. 1st year.
  19. Life_Sans_Death

    Life_Sans_Death Acronym!

    There will be nothing going on if you use the line in. That way the Stranger's preamp circuit is not engaged at all. So you get a flat voicing form the Stranger. So the Marshall's distortion is almost unaffected.
  20. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Huh, reallly?
    Which config are you talking about?

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