Crown XLS 402 with Tronographic Rusty Box

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#1 Shellac

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:31 AM

Hello! I am looking for some advice on how to use a 'Tronographic Rusty box' pedal as a pre-amp with a Crown XLS 402.

I am a bass player and have just purchased a second hand Crown XLS 402. The idea was to use a 'Tronographic Rusty box' pedal as a pre-amp into the XLS 402 and use a single channels output to an Ampeg 4x10 (500w @4ohm).

As the XLS 402 only has XLR inputs, I am using a 1/4" jack to female XLR running from the Rusty Box's Line output into the XLS's 1st channel input.
I have stripped down one end of an old Speakon cable and have exposed the black and red cables. I have attached the red and black bare wire to the binding posts of Channel 1's output.

I was hoping to use just one side of the stereo output, 450w @4ohm, to power my speaker cabinet. Is this possible or have I totally dropped the ball?

Has anyone else been successful with this type of setup?
I would appreciate any feedback.
Many thanks!

#2 dakos



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:58 PM

Just to make sure, you should have wired the cable going from the "rusty box" to the amp like that:
This is using a male "TRS" 1/4" plug and not just a "TS" plug.

Other then that your setup sound solid.