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 Post subject: Rick-o-Sound set ups
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:29 pm 
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While I patiently wait for Ric to make my 370/12 ordered last spring.....

What amp set-up are Rick-o-Sound players using?

My current amp choices are a Line 6 Spider 210, a BF Twin Reverb and a Leslie 147.

I'm thinking the bottom end will go into the Leslie, (a 15" speaker!!!!), and I'll push the treble side with the twin if I want loud and clean, and the Spider if I want effects.

Discuss, while I wait for *MY* first Ric.

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Rick-o-Sound set ups
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:10 pm 
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Hi, I am curious about this as well .... I have heard that the use of a stereo cable out of the ric o sound jack gives you a bi amp setup putting the bridge pup through one side and the neck pup through the other. Can anyone confirm this?
- Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Rick-o-Sound set ups
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:07 am 
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Yes, to either two different amps or two channels of the same amp you split the pickups. I've run 4001's stereo to SVT's, either one head with two channels or to two heads. I think basses sound better mono but then again I never use effects and stereo would be nice for having a clean channel and an effect channel. I think it's probably better for guitarists, tremelo in one amp, clean in the other, reverb in one, clean in the other, that sort of thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Rick-o-Sound set ups
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:31 am 
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I myself do not use effects live or in the studio, (normally, that is ).
My old Alembic had a stereo switch that did the same thing the ric o sound jack does. I never really experimented too much with it I never had a reason to, I guess I prefer the tone mono overall as well, but it would be fun trying out what it sounds like running the PuPs through two different amps/channels... or giving a little overdrive to one channel, to get a bigger edge.

anyway its something I will definitely look into more now that Im back into a bass with stereo capabilities.
cool!
- Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Rick-o-Sound set ups
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:51 am 
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I played out my 4003, using the ROS, for a while.

A SVT pro3 head with (2) STV410HLF cabs, for the neck pick up.

A combo 2 x 10 redhead for the bridge pick up.

To me, it did not sound natural.

Perhaps I just never had a good EQ setting for the pickups.

I now only use the mono output and the SVT rig.

I never tried the ROS on a guitar however.


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 Post subject: Re: Rick-o-Sound set ups
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:03 am 
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When I did it I got most of the sound from the bridge, all the punch, treble and mids. I used the neck to augment the bridge pickup with bottom, so actually I had them both in the same size amps but had the bridge louder or I got way too much bottom. Try it with two big amps, sounds much better.


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 Post subject: Re: Rick-o-Sound set ups
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:27 am 
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I think using a Ric-o-Sound sort of helps to better tailor your sound as far as adding more clarity to high or low end, and helping to split a clean low end channel and effects in the treble end. The R-O-S is not true stereo, however.


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 Post subject: Re: Rick-o-Sound set ups
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:14 am 
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I run my 360/12 using a Monster Cable stereo cable between a PODXT into a Fender Blues DeVille and a Blues DeLuxe. When recording, I use the Rick-o-sound into the POD and straight into the board. Very cool feature.

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Rick-o-Sound set ups
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:02 am 
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It completely separates the two pickups, their volumes and tones into two separate amps, you can change the settings for one pickup without changing the other at all, why don't you consider that stereo?


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 Post subject: Re: Rick-o-Sound set ups
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:50 am 
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It completely separates the two pickups, their volumes and tones into two separate amps, you can change the settings for one pickup without changing the other at all, why don't you consider that stereo?

Because true stereo would separate the same signal into two different channels while the R-O-S sends two separate signals (one from each pickup) to different channels or amplifiers. I think, however, that the R-O-S is a great tool to tweak a little bit of extra treble or bass out of your rig. You can sort of customize your sound through your P.A. alot easier.


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