Are new Synergy Modules compatible with RM4?

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cmsaub
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Are new Synergy Modules compatible with RM4?

Post by cmsaub » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:51 am

Hi, I'm new to the MTS arena, still acquiring a full rig. I have the Randall RM4 and RT2/50. I just stumbled upon the Synergy Modules. Do you know if they are compatible with the Randall RM4? Thank you!

werdna
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Re: Are new Synergy Modules compatible with RM4?

Post by werdna » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:42 pm

Yes, they are compatible, but you can't always get the most out of them.

Any Synergy module that is Fender biased will work perfectly well e.g. TDLX.

Any one that is Marshall biased will work less well - anything Friedman, Plexi etc.

Any one that is 'boutique' biased, such as SLO, won't sound very good.

The fix is to get a bias switch on your RM4. Jaded Faith can send you a kit. It's not expensive. If you want to play your Plexi module, flick the switch on the RM4 to the Marshall setting.

However using the footswitch you won't be able to automatically adjust the bias between say a Fender module and a boutique module.
RM4, RT2, three old school Randall modules with one being modded, Syn 2 with TDLX, SLO and 800 modules, Marshall plexi with Jose circuit.

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Re: Are new Synergy Modules compatible with RM4?

Post by ricky » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:00 am

My understanding is that you can't really utilize both sides of a dual module with the RM4. I thought I read that Rob can adapt the RM4s for use with the dualies. True?

cmsaub
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Re: Are new Synergy Modules compatible with RM4?

Post by cmsaub » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:11 pm

Thank you very much for this information! It's quite a tricky thing obtaining "that" tone. :)
Thank you!

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Re: Are new Synergy Modules compatible with RM4?

Post by j4q0 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:24 pm

ricky wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:00 am
My understanding is that you can't really utilize both sides of a dual module with the RM4. I thought I read that Rob can adapt the RM4s for use with the dualies. True?
There is a member (Paul, can't remember his user name though) in the forum that sells an upgrade MIDI board to mod the RM4 to work with dual channels, I believe you can get Rob from Jaded Faith to install these boards.

galao
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Re: Are new Synergy Modules compatible with RM4?

Post by galao » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:53 pm

Yes, the boards can be purchased here:
https://yuneo.de/

In some RM4s Synergy modules don´t fit into the first module slot.
I´ve also written a short guide of how to fix this issue.
If someone is interested, I can email the pdf file.

Cheers,
Paul
DUAL CHANNEL MODS
https://yuneo.de

bnorton4
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Re: Are new Synergy Modules compatible with RM4?

Post by bnorton4 » Fri May 03, 2019 6:28 pm

I don’t have an issue with an rm4 slot but I do with a mod50 slot. I’d be interested to see what’s in the guide.
Salvation mods and stock duallies.

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Re: Are new Synergy Modules compatible with RM4?

Post by galao » Fri May 03, 2019 11:53 pm

The guide will work for the RM4 only. If anyone is interested, just send me your email address.
DUAL CHANNEL MODS
https://yuneo.de

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