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Stereo Distressor question
Old 20th June 2005
Gear Nut

Stereo Distressor question

OK, I'm a dumbass - but to use twin EL8s in stereo mode, one connects two short cables in-to-outs in the back (got that part) and...put ONE unit in Link mode? Or BOTH?

Instinct says make the "link" indicator come on on both units, but manual says "unit" (singular) and has cast the seed of doubt in my mind about whether I'm doing it right.

I think the 16-hour days in the studio are also making me lose my mind a little. Thanks in advance for guidance.

Old 20th June 2005
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Hi Springs,

You definitely want to have both LEDs on for the stereo linking, regardless of what the manual says. Try sending a guitar, for instance, through distressor #1. With only Link #1 on, nothing will happen to distressor #2. Now hit the Link #2 button. Even without a signal going into #2, it will start compressing similar to #1, provided you used similar settings on both distressors.
If you have the stereo image link upgrade, you'd need to rock both switches as well.

(Remember) The Alamo
Old 22nd June 2005
Gear Nut

Thanks Alamo...
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