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  1. Lightningboy

    Matrix GT1000 FX version

    All newer models have the same boards as the older ones. No difference internally. The main changes are when we moved from steel casing to aluminium and added the clip lights. The older steel ones were greyish (UK style old) then went a bit blacker as we used a US anodising company) then we...
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    Matrix Protect light intermittently on

    We're still here in the UK and still offer support and servicing. If you contact Matrix, usually the first person answering will be me......here in the UK. We still offer servicing and repairs in the UK and US which is where we are still based.
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    New Matrix GT1000FX 1 space different from older models ?

    Most of the volume is from 12 o'clock onwards so yes the taper does play a part. The volume knobs are pretty easy to remove but harder to put back on. The volumes are "floating" on their legs on the main board. This is so if the amp does receive a drop or knock the volumes would simply push in...
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    New Matrix GT1000FX 1 space different from older models ?

    New models are an aluminium chassis so that's were the weight drop comes from. Old models were steel. As to the output difference that's puzzling. I've asked Andy if there is anything different but as far as I'm aware the actual boards we use haven't changed at all so everything should be the...
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    Cabinets that matches well with 5150/6160

    So the original Peavey 5150 cabs had Peavey Sheffield 1200s in them (not the 1290s that were awful). These were purported (by Eddie) to sound like his old/worn Greenbacks in his old cabs. I've known people get good results with Mesa cabs and Marshall Greenback type cabs as well so they'd be the...
  6. Lightningboy

    What Ohm Speakers for Matrix NL212 Cabinet

    Correct, two 16 ohm speakers. Parallel wiring. 8 ohm mono.
  7. Lightningboy

    Do's and don'ts of IR's live

    Through the PA/FOH (Front of house) try and adopt a "sounds good in the mix" of the band. That is what a sound engineer would do anyway with your mic'd up signal. You can always adjust your personal on stage sound via the Global EQ that runs to your monitor or if you want to get a bit more...
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    Matrix Power Amp - Set Matrix Volume High and Regulate with Input or Vise Versa

    It is more to do with volume than anything happening inside the amp or any "magic". Generally when you get up to that level you have a fair few watts coming out of the speaker so the "feel" improves. Same thing you'd get with a tube amp. If their volumes went down enough in a linear kind of...
  9. Lightningboy

    Clip of IR through tube amps?

    Results may vary obviously from person to person and there is no right or wrong way to do things. If it sounds good to you then that's fine. You may find at lower volumes, cab sims will sound ok and act almost like a "loudness button on a hi-fi" or even a rough EQ for the FM curve. At louder...
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    Matrix GT1000fx question

    No tonal benefits. Speakons are primarily a safer connection. With high voltage amps (bass amps, PA amps and the GT) you have a lot of electricity running through that speaker lead and the chance of you getting zapped is increased with a tip sleeve 1/4" connector (touching both at the same time...
  11. Lightningboy

    Please help with my new FRFR setup

    Try lowering the Speaker impedance resonance (speaker tab in amp block) from the default (usually around 110hz) to around 80-90hz). Dynamic presence can help. Remember the FR212 starts to drop it's frequency at 55hz so has way more bottom end than most guitar cabs. What you adjusted for a normal...
  12. Lightningboy

    Any advice on Matrix GT1000FX overload

    So the Laney cab is 80w which is pretty near to a gigging level in terms of volume. The trouble with just using a 1x12 speaker in terms of live use is that you will sometimes have to increase things like bass frequencies to get a good "full" soundor if the cab is on the floor, turn up to hear...
  13. Lightningboy

    Suggestions for FRFR and power amp for the Axe-Fx III that are available in EU?

    http://uk.matrixamplification.com/rack-amplifers.html
  14. Lightningboy

    Replacing fans in a Matrix GT800FX

    You can get spares from us at Matrix, just send an email to support@matrixamplification.com and let us know where you are located and we can send the correct link to the spares.
  15. Lightningboy

    Playing live. Low volume problem.

    You can also daisy chain the Orange cabs together for an 8 ohm load and run the amp in bridged if you do need more volume on stage. SLA2 will give 560w at 8 ohm in bridged.
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