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Jim Fogarty


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Post  Posted 28 Jun 2020 11:24 pm    
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Hi,

I have a Quilter Micropro HD 12” combo I like a lot for steel and guitar. The “2nd” clean channel is a bit lackluster, though in the EQ dept, and the input wants to see something closer to line level.

I’m thinking of using the Tech 21 Q Strip after my volume pedal, right before the amp for EQ and proper impedance. Has anyone used it with pedal steel? Can it handle the hot pickups?

BTW, I zeroed in on that unit because I could also use it as an acoustic guitar or bass guitar preamp.

Thanks.
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Bud Angelotti


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Larryville, NJ, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jun 2020 1:55 am    
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Jimmy -
Try it before the volume pedal, coming right out of the guitar.
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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 29 Jun 2020 3:27 am    
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I spent some time considering this unit a few months ago. And I'm still considering it. If I weren't trying to reduce my gear list and signal chain, it seems like a great solution to tone shaping/enhancement and I like Tech 21 stuff a lot. I use a different unit at the front end of my pedalboard and I like the idea of having a powerful tool like this at my fingertips.

b0b sold one right here.
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Tal Herbsman


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Wisconsin, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jun 2020 9:07 am    
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I use it at the end of my chain before the preamp. It handles my single coil PUs just fine. It's great box, lots of fun with a wide range of sounds available. great build quality. I love it.
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jun 2020 6:19 pm    
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I used the Tech 21 Para Driver in front of my volume pedal and into the channels of my Quilter micropro mach2 combo trying to get a decent tone. It handled the pedal ok but my results were less than stellar. You have the HD so the speaker is different and may be better. I can't get a satisfying tone from mine for steel. Works great for Telecaster.
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Ken Metcalf


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Converse Texas USA
Post  Posted 30 Jun 2020 5:25 am    
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I use it for several things guitar, steel, makes a great direct line out.
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Gary Cosden


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Post  Posted 30 Jun 2020 8:25 am    
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Ken Metcalf, I'm curious. Do you put yours after the volume pedal or before?
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Charley Paul

 

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Post  Posted 30 Jun 2020 9:59 am    
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I own a Q Strip. It’s a great pedal, and can be quite a utility on anything. My personal preference is to set everything at noon in order to get a unity gain, relatively uncolored signal. I end up cutting the low mids just a hair....to maybe 11 o clock. I boost the high mids a touch....to maybe 1 o clock.
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Ken Metcalf


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Post  Posted 30 Jun 2020 10:06 am    
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Gary Cosden wrote:
Ken Metcalf, I'm curious. Do you put yours after the volume pedal or before?


I run it after a Telonics VP and have used it in place of an amp for practice and a few gigs.
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