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Username: barat

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Friday, December 29, 2006 - 8:25 pm:   Edit Post

Has anyone used the F-1X for 6 string guitars. I only see them advertised for basses and am contemplating using this amp for my guitar. If so, how does it sound?
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 692
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 12:32 am:   Edit Post

I considered doing that before when I was thinking of getting a single rack system that I could use easily for both guitar and bass.
I have an f-1x but I don't think I've tried it with guitar yet. Maybe I should at least try it out...

I'd be interested in reading any feedback you get on this especially in a live gig context.

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Username: jseitang

Post Number: 191
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 10:47 am:   Edit Post

david gilmour of pink floyd swears by them....
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Username: jseitang

Post Number: 192
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 10:47 am:   Edit Post

actually he uses the f2b
Username: 0vid

Post Number: 54
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 7:26 am:   Edit Post

I use mine from time to time for guitar. I swap my rack gear about to keep things in 'circulation'. At the moment for guitar I use a Trace elliot V Type preamp, which is also based on the Fender Showman circuit. My F1X is doing bass duty at the moment.

In the studio , I wire the trace preamp to a DBX electronic crossover, and adjust the filter to approx. 3.2 KHx to 3.5 Khz - this effectively functions as a speaker simulator and I go direct to board, patch in some reverb, work the EQ on the preamp and get a a great clean tone. When I switch preamps around and use the F1X for guitar, I use the F1X's low pass out and use the internal crossover. This works fine.

For live work or to use a power amp and cabs, of course I use the full freq. outputs.

The one major diff. is this: with electric bass, I tend to keep the EQ pretty much flat, but with elec. guitar - I have the bright switch 'on' , and the bass and treble boosted to get a Fender amp tone.

When I started using these preamps for guitar about 4 years back, I sold my triaxis and my JMP1. For distortion tones, I feed a couple of TS9s and I get the distortion tones I need (At my age I don't need that much distortion in my life!) .

For live guitar work I use either the trace or the F1X, a Carver power amp, and a pair of Marshall cabs with 1X 12 each. I used to patch a Qaudraverb for efx but I sold that with the Triaxis and don't have a digital efx rack anymore. But you get the idea.....

BTW, Happy New Year.
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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 544
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 8:50 am:   Edit Post

Plus, the f2b has been modded by Pete Cornish.

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