Hi all -
OK, another question on amplification, from un naïf. A friend was over yesterday, a skilled and experienced player, bandleader who plays out a lot. I've got a good amp, 2 channels, channel two (mic channel) has a graphic equalizer, notch filter, phase shift, phantom power, lots of options.
He generally uses his amp as a stage monitor. He sets up the sound how he wants it as a monitor, tweaking his amp graphics eq., etc. He sends signal out to the board on a pre-eq. output - totally flat. This gives him control over the monitor - his amp - and the sound person a totally flat signal to work from. He prefers things this way.
Even if I weren't to go this way, and sent out through the post-EQ line, my main question still remains (and sorry if I've spaced its answer in recent threads), given the amp's pre-amp and contouring ability, what purpose does something like the Baggs serve?
My friend felt the Para was redundant, unneeded, because the amp itself has the same capabilities.
Edit: is it because the Baggs also acts as a DI? And if so, could one go: guitar-baggs-channel 2 (mic), trimmed and contoured with the Baggs (or amp); out via pre-eq., and the board gets the DI from the Baggs being between the guitar and amp - or does it need to be after the out from the amp, balanced XLR out-Baggs DI-Board?
pas encore, j'erre toujours.