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RP250 Thread :: Replaced JM250 

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Anothertoad

member since: 06/29/2007
messages: 5
 

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Replaced JM250

06/29/2007


Hey all, I recently bought an RP250 (still enroute via UPS as of writing on 6/30/07) to add some effects to a Peavey XXX all tube 100+ watt head. This setup is replacing a JM250 (Johnson Amplification - built by the same Digitech folks in Sandy, UT I believe?) which was... in all honesty... an AWESOME modeling amp, but really close to the XXX when it came to big loud rock/metal tone.

Anyway, at the risk of sounding like a commercial, it was the quality of the JM250 and tech folks that kept me in the Johnson/Digitech family. The RP250 was a no-brainer.

Question: If you (the people reading this) use your RP250 with a tube head, do you output the RP250 into the guitar input or into the effects return as suggested in the manual for "some amps"? Have you ever successfully used it as completely effects loop - in other words, guitar inputs to the amp normally, and the RP250 gozinta/gozouta at the effects loop. Success or "ZOMG NO!!!! U WILL FRY IT!!!"

Just looking to know ALL possibilities before it arrives...

Oh my garage-only band is on myspace. Look for Meatbutton. Ya, Meatbutton (that's the XXX head through a Crate 4x12 cab at work there with nothing but straight Monster cables and a small bit of effects from cakewalk to thicken it up in the garage). I can't wait until the Rp250 arrives!

onefatstratcat

member since: 05/12/2005
messages: 499
 

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Re: Replaced JM250

06/29/2007


Never put in a effects loop. It only likes guitar signal, no like preamp signal. It depends... do you really like some of the sounds on your head thru the front input? If so use it as you would any stomper... just gonna take a bunch of tweaking this way to get good results. The unit will always sound best straight into a power amp if you want to use it strictly for all your tones. Hope that helps... Rock on.... Meatball.

Anothertoad

member since: 06/29/2007
messages: 5
 

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Re: Replaced JM250

06/29/2007


Definitely helps. Thanks!

Medievil

member since: 10/17/2004
messages: 135
 

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Re: Replaced JM250

07/07/2007


depends on the amp... on Mine the effects return is simply a direct line to the power amp... on others it may go back into a preamp section...
it won't fry anything, just be sure to have the rp250 cranked down cause if your effects return is a straight to power amp return the rp250 will be the ONLY volume control..lol

Anothertoad

member since: 06/29/2007
messages: 5
 

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Re: Replaced JM250

07/10/2007


Thanks for the input. I've had it for a over a week now but I haven't had the opportunity to put it to the XXX head to see which method works better. (too freakin' hot to practice in the garage here in Vegas) However, I've recently replaced the 12AX7's in the XXX and I love the pre-sound so I doubt I'll be bypassing the preamp into the effects return.

Having had my RP250 for a little over a week now and I see many similiarities to my JM250... ^_^ Especially when channels like "GREASY" and "COWBOY" and "CKNPKN" sound like they came right from the JM250's channels.

I also hear a lot of "Johnson Solo & Johnson Hi Gain" (Johnson amp models were my faves from the JM) in the RP "Digitech Solo & Digitech Hi Gain" amp channels. The flanger/tremolo/phaser weren't branded in the JM, but they sound pretty similar in the RP as well.

XEdit is great... being able to assign the pedal to something other than volume is enough of a reason to use the software, let alone tweaking other variables and backing up all settings to restore channels in case of malfunction.

This pedal is EXACTLY what I wanted.

frac82

member since: 06/22/2011
messages: 23
 

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Re: Replaced JM250

12/20/2012


i ask your help: is a second-hand JM250 head for 335 U$D a good deal? what do you think about that? thanx

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