Questions tagged [amplifiers]

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Using AXE-FX II multi-fx without bypassing Mesa Boogie's pre-amp

I recently bought the Fractal Instrument AXE FX II and the Mesa Boogie JP2C amp. Currently I plug my guitar into the AXE FX's front Instrument socket and connect its Output Unbalanced (L) to the ...
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Strange sound on Marshall Valvestate 8010 amp

I have a problem with my old Marshall Valvestate 8010 10 watt guitar amp. When I turn on gain, and turn the gain knob around 50%-100% I get this sound and diodes D1 and D2 blinks according to the ...
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How to make “plastic” sounding distorted guitar sound

I usually don't go for that kind of sound because I usually want my distortion to sound balanced and even (like cutting highs a lot and cutting boxy low end) but I'm interested in how can you achieve ...
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Need help understanding and dialing in a particular guitar tone

I have a Sterling by Music Man JP60, modded with the (older?) JP signature pickups Crunchlab and Liquifire. I mostly play with a Yamaha THR10X, and while it's a fantastic amp in many respects, I'm ...
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No sound is coming to focusrite scarlett 2i2 when connected to emulated output of amp

Recently I bought a Blackstar Series One 10 AE tube amp. I was trying to connect the amp's speaker emulated output to the input of my Focusrite 2i2 (1st gen), which goes to FL Studio 20 as a track ...
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Yamaha A-07 amplifier [closed]

Does anyone know why the Yamaha A-07 natural sound amplifier has 180watts written on the back but all the models being sold are quoting the watts as 30watts per channel. what is the wattage value so ...
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Using smaller more inefficient speaker to dampen volume with tube amps

I had an epiphany recently in my never ending search for the perfect tone. I have 7-8 amps and have played/owned just about every amp imaginable (boutique, standards, mods, etc.) In my 5 watt champ ...
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Fender hot rod deluxe connected to speaker simulator diagram

I am trying to connect my Fender hot rod deluxe tube amp to a speaker simulator. My speaker simulator is the Iron Cab which has a "link out", and the manual description says: Attention! When using ...
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B string vibrating automatically

I use Fender cc60-sce semi-acoustc guitar and Vox mini 5 rhythm amplifier .The amp has 3 modes 0.1W,1.5W and 5W.When I switch to 1.5 W or 5W my guitar's B string starts vibrating rapidly and makes a ...
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Mic, cable, pre-amp setup for acoustic guitar to perform with big band through mic and guitar amp?

I am playing rhythm guitar in a big band, which is a new project for me. The guys whose sound I like the most in this context are Freddie Green and Django Reinhardt. What they have in common is that ...
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Delay in sound when connecting electronic drumset to a soundbar

I recently got my Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit and it's awesome when I plug in my Audio Technica headphones. However, I have tried different Samsung, Sony and LG soundbars and I can sense a very very tiny ...
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Marshall MG10CF and PC

I have "Marshall MG10CF" with a headset output. Can i somehow connect it to my pc as a microphone and record guitar?
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Headphone AMP Inputs

The following headphone amp has two inputs. I have no idea what the "Link" inputs are. Does someone know if it is possible to connect 4 inputs in generall? Purpose: one guitar, one e-piano with ...
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Big amp at min volume vs. little amp at high volume?

Tim's answer at Can playing an amp at minimum volumes (<1%) be harmful to it? states that playing a large amp quietly is safe, but that the sound quality is often disappointing. Is the poor sound ...
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Guitar sound not coming out of amp [closed]

I just got a new Squier guitar. This is my first guitar. When I plugged it into the amp, no sound from the guitar came. Just static noises. What is happening??
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How does a H&K guitar amp footswitch work?

I have a 4 channel footswitch for my Hughes & Kettner Attax 300. It worked fine for years, but now it only changes the first 2 or sometimes 3 channels. I wasn't able to find any information on how ...
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Can playing an amp at minimum volumes (<1%) be harmful to it?

I have Peavey Vypyr VIP 2. It's a solid-state 40w amplifier. I don't own any lower power amps, so I use it at my apartment for practicing. It does have a headphone output, but I wanted to know if ...
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Can I play a electric guitar through a bass amplifier?

I am a bassist and I am looking for an electric guitar, but I don’t want to buy another amplifier. Can I play the guitar through the bass amplifier?
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Tube amplifier buzzing

I'm having some issues with buzzing coming the amplifier. When I turn the amp on I get a buzzing noise from the speaker. I've found that it's related to the TV in the next room, when this is turned ...
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Is it safe to plug home stereo amplifier to my Scarlett Focusrite Solo?

I would be using rca to rca cable. The back of the Focusrite Solo has RCA connections (White and Red). My home stereo amplifier has an aux out rca connection. Would this work without damaging anything?...
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How to connect multi-effects processor to guitar amp?

My guitar amp: Line 6 Spider IV 15 My effects pedal: Zoom GFX8 I want to know how should I keep the settings of my amp(which channel and eq settings of this amp) when I connect this multi-effects ...
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How to use effects loop of the amp if your mfx has only input and output… No send and return unlike boss me

My mfx is zoom g1xon... I just wonder how to bypass preamp and use my built in amp simulation.. It only has input and output. If i send it directly to d input it sounds terrible.
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Weird sound playing on an backing track in A

I have a hard time figuring out what is wrong with my playing when trying some impro stuff in blues. I am fairly new to playing guitar on a more serious level now. Just started with blues because I ...
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Boss Katana 100 Backing Track from Spotify

I have some Backingtracks on Spotify and this runs on my computer. Now I have a Boss Katana 100 Amp and am a bit confused how I can actually playback that backing tracks from my PC to the Amp so I can ...
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Can I use my PC as a pedal with an external guitar amp?

I'm trying to decide what to buy for my new guitar - a sound card (around 100$) to connect to the PC, or the Marshall MG10G practice amp. I'm not really into buying effect pedals for now, a guitar ...
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DI out from amp to active monitor

I have an AER Compact 60 amp (guitar and vocal). Usually the amp itself is enough for me for small places, or churches where it is silent when I perform. But sometimes it's not enough or the amp is ...
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I've recently had a power cut, now all my guitar and bass amps are making a humming/buzzing noise?

I recently had a power cut in my area this Monday just gone, power was restored quickly, in about 5 seconds. However now whenever I go to plug in and turn on any of my amplifiers in my studio or ...
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Can you play an electric guitar trough a acoustic amp?

One of my guitar teachers is strictly classical. I know he owns an acoustic amp. Im thinking of buying one of those gretsch hollow-body guitars and lending it to him, will he be able to play it trough ...
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Help/Question about Microphone / Phantom power and audio interface

Just a quick short question, I have a USB audio interface (emu0202) which plugs into my pc but of course, the interface (emu0202) isn't 'Phantom Power' capable, So I wanted to know if it's possible ...
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Is there a huge sound quality difference if I use a monitor or an amp for my keyboard instead of using my logitech z906? [closed]

I'm thinking of buying some monitors if it will boost the sound quality but I already have like a 400$ speaker for the computer. Im wondering if it's worth or not for the investment
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Static from the amp

I have a Yamaha electro-acoustic guitar and recently bought a Fender acoustasonic 15w amp. It worked fine for arround 10 days, but now all I get is very aggressive, sometimes pulsating static. I ...
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Amp setting to have a longer lasting bend sound or sound ringing at all?

I have a Boss Katana 50 amp and am fairly new to equipment setup for e-guitars. As I am learning "Maggot Head" from Funkadelic I have a lot of slow bends that do not have a lot of density on my ...
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How to record audio from guitar amp to Phone/PC

I want to record audio from my amp to my Computer/Phone, what application do I use, and how do I connect the amp to the PC? Do I use a wire or something? (Don't judge me, I'm not a technical guy, I ...
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Blown (?) speaker, or swapped poles?

I've just rewired my 4x12 cab to become two 2x12s to accommodate for a new head. One duo of speakers is playing loud and clear, the other side sounds extremely underpowered. One speaker at maybe 60%, ...
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75w Ampeg tube amp with 16 ohm output jacks

I have 2 15" Altec 421A 8 ohm speaker cabinets but would like to also use an 18" EV speaker also. The Ampeg amp has 2 16 ohm speaker output jacks. How would I hook them up or should I use the 2 8ohm ...
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Guitar into Interace into AMP

I'm planning on buying a behringer u phoria UMC22 interface in order to connect my guitar to my PC to emulate effects and amps. I believe the correct way of outputting the sound is into a set of ...
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Are stereo speakers suitable substitutes for studio/rehearsal monitor? What amps/preapms are required?

first time posting. I have an old JVC player, model: MX-V508T. It has two unit, a CD/AMP/DECK TUNER UNIT and a Speaker unit. The CD/AMP/DECK TUNER UNIT is getting beyond repair. So, I want to dispose ...
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How to format Boss RC-3 loop station

My Boss RC-3 loop station, once asked to play a loop, outputs an incredibly loud white noise. Questions: i) Do you know possible ways of fixing this issue? ii) If not, do you know how to format the ...
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Home entertainment only

We have a Lesley 760 which I use with my Carlovox accordeon. We also have a Kawai ES7 keyboard with no external speakers. I'm wondering if I can connect the ES7 to the Leslie and what I would need ...
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Fender frontman G10 amp or any other 2.1 channel speaker with Zoom G1on processor?

I had bought a "Zoom G1on" processor with my "Jackson Dinky js12" guitar. It sounds okay with any other speaker but should I consider using a "Fender frontman G10" amp too? Will it sound any ...
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16 Ohm Bugera Tube Head into 8 ohm cab. Is it dangerous?

recently a technician of a guitar shop told me I will have a clear sound selecting 16 Ohm on the head and using a 8 Ohms cab. After little bit of researches, I decide to ask here. (because you guys ...
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Tube Amp to Headphones

I have a B-52 AT-100 all-tube amplifier head. I currently have it connected to a LINE-6 Spider 412 four-speaker cabinet. In order to really drive the tubes, I have a vintage Scholz Power Soak, which ...
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I have a 6W valve guitar amp combo. It has a 8 ohm speaker out. What exactly happens if I connect to a 8 ohm cabinet?

I have a 6W valve guitar amp combo. It has a 8 ohm speaker out. What exactly happens if I connect to a 8 ohm cabinet? What will increase? Volume? Power of course will still be 6W, so what exactly is ...
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1MORE Quad Driver vs Shure SE846 Quad Driver earbuds? [closed]

In terms of treble, bass, high, mid and low ranges, frequency response?
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Connecting bass to a laptop

I'm learning the bass by myself and have been at it for 2 weeks now. I've been using the VOX AP2BS bass amp that goes directly into my headphones. However, I think it'll be more convenient if I can ...
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Can powered on amp die from changing equipment?

I recently got some pedals and was playing around with them the other night. I had them plugged into a 12-13 year old Fender Frontman 15 (small solid state combo amp). I decided I wanted to change the ...
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Why does an open guitar cable buzz or hum?

If I have a guitar plugged into an amp and I remove the cable from the guitar I get a buzz or hum. Why is this? Shouldn't the amp be quiet since the circuit is open and supposedly "off"?
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Why does a held guitar chord swell when overdriven and run through an amp?

When I play rapidly or chord at a moderate tempo through a Tube Screamer overdrive pedal into a Marshall amp with both having gain at about the 3 o' clock position, a held chord will increase in ...
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Can I connect mixer output female XLR to Mic input of Power Amp?

My power amp has only unbalanced inputs (RCA), and the only balanced inputs are the two mic inputs (mic 1 & mic 2). I connected the mixer output (female Left & Right) to the RCA (male RCA left ...
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Guitar Amp Volume Fades In And Out: Fender Pro 185

I have a Fender Pro 185. It is a solid state amp. The volume seems to fade in and out on it as I play. Sometimes it takes it up to 20 seconds to come back and when it does come back it is usually ...