playingdead wrote:I think he's using a Savage power amp -- the power section of their Glas 30, which is a boutique version of an AC-30 if I'm not mistaken -- and a couple of Vox cabs. Not sure about the preamp now, unless it's the Eleven exclusively.
PD, I spoke with the guys at Savage and he was using a special amp that was just the poweramp & speaker of their Glas 30.
I'd be interested in him just using the 11R. Gotta say I get great results in every room I've used it in and it's stupid simple.
However, Bobby also is shaping his tone by a lot of stuff in his rack so although the 11 could be his only guitar preamp he does have other preamp type tools in there and tone shapers and EQ'ers.
For example, he plugs into the back of the 11. The back input requires a -10/+4 level so we know already the guitar needs a boost.
And we know he uses Brad's "Black box" which only returns unity (not enough to feed the 11) but it also has a gain stage so sorta pre-ampy.
And then there is the Avalon single strip pre/eq/comp.
My personal theory is he is going: wireless > Sarno BB > Avalon > 11 > feed 1 (FX & preamp mod) to Savage || feed 2 (full modeled) to FOH