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Synth amp?

Unread post by janmelin » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:10 pm

Is THR10 suitable as a synth amplifier?
If so, what settings are recommended?
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Re: Synth amp?

Unread post by Derek » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:50 am

Hi,

In general I would not recommend guitar amps for synths as "analog" guitar amps will usually have a limited frequency response, to remove undesirable harmonics, so it is effectively low pass filtering your full range synth sound. That is a very large generalisation , for example Roland JC amps are revered for their response for clean sounds.

I do not know this THR AMP, but it looks like a digital modelling amp, so still geared towards modelling different combinations of guitar amps and speaker models, so will be emulating the responses of the amps/combos it is modelling

People have of course put keyboards into guitar amps. John Lord used to in Deep Purple on his Hammond to get that really distorted sound. So it does depend on what you are after! :)

But in general for a synth amp you need a full frequency response that is rare in guitar amps.

Personally I would look at a dedicated keyboard amp like a Behringer or Roland KC series. Roland amps are not cheap but they are very good. Behinger amps are little cheaper and good value for money. I have a Behringer KX amp, and it is very good in controlled volume situations, but it could not compete with the bass player's amp, who was usually next to me on stage! So I went for the Roland KC550 to blow him out! ;)

e.g.

https://m.thomann.de/gb/behringer_keyboard_amps.html

https://m.thomann.de/gb/search.html?q=r ... &ref=mmc_s
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Re: Synth amp?

Unread post by janmelin » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:39 am

Thank you very much for your quick reply. Maybe it is best to go to the music store and listen.
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Unread post by Derek » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:19 am

It would help, but there are not many stores round my neck of the woods, so I just looked at online reviews and purchased the amps online.
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Re: Synth amp?

Unread post by EXer » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:50 am

Derek wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:50 am
I have a Behringer KX amp, and it is very good in controlled volume situations, but it could not compete with the bass player's amp, who was usually next to me on stage! So I went for the Roland KC550 to blow him out! ;)
Don't tell your bass player that KC-500 amps can also be used as bass amps (although they haven't been designed for that purpose) :shock:

Their input impedance doesn't match the impedance of a passive bass pick-up, yet it works (even better with an active bass).
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Re: Synth amp?

Unread post by Buzzard » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:23 pm

janmelin wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:10 pm
Is THR10 suitable as a synth amplifier?
If so, what settings are recommended?
Welcome to the forum. :D

You can use a THR amp for your synth (on the FLAT channel) since it's a hifi amp and stereo speaker outfit,
but the speakers are rather small, and placed very close together, so the simple answer is NO.
There is almost no bottom end in the small 3.5" speakers.

There are so many better choices, including hooking up to your home hifi or a pa system.

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Re: Synth amp?

Unread post by blackfinger » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:44 am

i use a thr 10 and a thr 100 with several synths.
Sounds pretty good - there is no reason not to use synths with this amp.

Also the build in effects (thr 10) sound nice with Synthesizers.
I use the guitar channel (clean + crunch) rather then the flat channel.

/uli
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Re: Synth amp?

Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:43 am

blackfinger wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:44 am
i use a thr 10 and a thr 100 with several synths.
Sounds pretty good - there is no reason not to use synths with this amp.

Also the build in effects (thr 10) sound nice with Synthesizers.
I use the guitar channel (clean + crunch) rather then the flat channel.

/uli
When you use a THR-10 with your synth, I'm guessing it just for home practice ?

Using keys with a guitar amp is nothing new.
This example with a Hammond organ through a distorted guitar amp ROCKS.



What sounds/styles do you play using a guitar amp ?

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