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Does natural amplification TRULY exist in acoustics or does it have to be turned into an electrical signal first?

I have seen people claim these two scenarios as being possible acoustic amplifications. My question is, are they TRULY amplification or are there any other types of acoustic amplification in existence....
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Guitar Cabinet volume low

I have just bought a guitar Cabinet (Harley Benton G112) but when I connect anything to it, the volume is very low. I have tried the Phones out of my Boss Katana 50, with all volume up — it's hearable ...
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Producing Natural Sound with Electric Double Bass [duplicate]

I'm looking into buying a double bass and have been considering an electric. I know this is similar to a previous question, how do i make an electric upright bass sound more standard, but I'm asking ...
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Is it a waste of money if I buy a multi-effect pedal when I have an amp which has built-in multi effects?

I have the Nux Mighty Space desktop amp, which I like very much. For a reasonable price, this 30W comes with wireless module, foot switch, ability to connect via USB, and built-in effects. The tones ...
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Can IR balanced output from Engl ironball e606se plug directly to a monitor speaker

I am buying a guitar amp and thinking about engl ironball e606se. I have a limited space for my apartment, so I prefer a small speaker than 1x12 cab. However, I don’t know that is it ok to use ir ...
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Microphone getting feedback random levels from my amp

I bought this microphone so to eliminate wind sounds for singing, where I play acoustic guitar live in a restaurant, and with my electroacoustic guitar Ibañez model GA5TCE. I am able to play, sing, ...
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MLC Subzero 100 – Unwanted sound during fade out

I am an amateur attempting to play my Samick electric guitar (Strat imitation with all 3 single coil pickups). On my Windows 10 Desktop PC, I have an Amp Sim called Guitar-Rig 5. I also tried another ...
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Filtering noise from (bass) guitar headphone amp?

For bass guitar practice, I'm using a headphone amp - or rather a preamp with a headphone out - which I then put through a small analogue mixer or directly to headphones. I like the sound of this ...
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If I've put the notes correctly in the first piano roll image, why does it not sound correct?

I used this video to find the notes of ghost riders in the sky. Based on this image: I created this in Fl Studio: I used to resize all of them together, making them faster or slower. But it doesn't ...
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Amp stops buzzing when I unplug guitar [duplicate]

Loud buzzing just started to happen with guitar plugged in. As soon as I unplug the guitar the amp stops the buzz and peace returns. I’ve checked the leads so I’m wondering what’s happening with the ...
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Weird humming picked up by mic when trying to record just the amp

I recently got a SM57 mic and wanted to record my guitar amp. I have a Fender Frontman 25R. The mic is plugged into a Scarlett 2i2. I'm recording via GarageBand. Unfortunately, in a barebones signal, ...
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Amp Creates Feedback When Using Output

Title essentially sums up the problem. I have a VHT AV-RL-20R combo amp that I am trying to hook up to my computer for recording, but every time I plug in my amp via the output jack on the rear panel, ...
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Helix processor connected to AV receiver makes crackling sound

My setup looks like this: Guitar goes to Line6 Helix, amp and cab sim there, output goes to AV receiver via either analog or digital input. The problem is, when the simulated amp is really loud, helix ...
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Impulse response: does it represent a cabinet only or the whole chain used to record it?

I'm trying to grasp a concept of an impulse responses and getting a little bit confused. Most commercially available ones are meant to represent a cabinet with some microphones, but not the amp. And ...
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Finding a Clean/Overdriven Fender Tone

I am trying to find this guitar tone, where it sounds solid and amped when clean, and, it seems like, when a player’s hitting harder gets very nice sounding overdrive. Like the telecaster in this ...
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Buzzing amp when input is plugged

I have an orange micro dark that's unusable due to a strong buzz while playing clean, or comes in too early during the decay in a high gain setting. Clue: Notably, there's no buzz when the input is ...
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Is it possible to record direct from an amp to Audacity?

Recording my bass amp's output via an external microphone results in subpar sound quality. Is it possible to record direct to my computer (I use Audacity for recording audio) from my amp?
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Static noise from amplifier and it increases when i touch guitar strings

https://streamable.com/76kpb1 I made a video of the issue i am facing, it's my first electric guitar so idk what's the issue
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How to avoid certain notes ringing out when played with distortion

When I play a certain note like the 9th fret on the G string or the 8th fret on the B string (it is more prominent with higher notes) it seems to ring out almost like reverb but I have no reverb on my ...
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How to replace amp of electric guitar with IPad

I just wanna start learning the electric guitar (EG) as my first musical instrument and I have no knowledge about music. As I understood, I should buy an amplifier to play EG. I am wondering if it is ...
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How do I achieve sustained feedback on a smaller rig?

Following up on a question here where there has been a lot of activity, how can I achieve feedback with a smaller rig? I've read responses talk about doing it with a 100w Marshall. I have a 5w ...
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1/4 inch TRS male plug spacing difference

The TRS length varies in the female receptacles for male plugs 1/4-inch TRS (stereo) cables. I've seen the problem with Behringer and Donner headphone amps and Hosa 1/4-inch TS female to TRS male ...
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Why is amp volume dropping shortly after turning on

I've got an old Roland silver Cube amp. It's worked great for years, but now the volume drops precipitously at random moments shortly after it's turned on. After it's warmed up for 20 minutes or so, ...
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is it possible to make my electric guitar have a metal or rocky kinda sound?

I've seen a lot online about using the different knobs but i have an amp with only 3 of them: Treble, Volume and Gain. There's also a boost button but I haven't seen much about that. On the guitar ...
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Will this 4X12 cab wiring configuration work as intended?

I have an idea of how I could wire my 4X12 amp cab to allow me to easily switch between 1, 2 or all 4 speakers. But I want to know if I'm missing something in my plan before I jump in. Instead of just ...
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Monoprice 15 watt 112 with 8ohm speaker. External cabinet questions

I have a Monoprice Stage Right 15 Watt tube amp which has an internal 8 ohm speaker. I have built an external cabinet, and installed a 8ohm speaker, which I had from an older amp. How about if I wire ...
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Marshall mg 4 pedal and code 50 amp

I bought a Marshall CODE50 amp and they sent me an mg 4 pedal with it. Is there any way to make it work with the CODE50, and what is the difference?
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Why buy a keyboard combo amp instead of a powered speaker?

I'm not looking to start a flame war; I'm looking for actual technical details. It's a serious question; I'm planning on replacing my aging keyboard combo amp. Looking at the prices and specs of ...
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How can I set up the equipment I have so I can play the guitar with a backing track (laptop) and using headphones?

I have a guitar, two amps, a pedal and a pair of headphones. My target is to somehow set these devices up in a way that would allow me to play the guitar along with a backing track coming from a ...
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What makes Peavey amps so unique?

The more I listen to Peavey guitar amps the more I want one. To me there is just something magical about the gain structure of those amps especially the 5150 and all the models that succeeded it. Is ...
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How to use an expression pedal with Yamaha THR10 II?

The Yamaha THR10 II has a USB port on the back but doesn't have RCA in/out ports on the backs like other models seem to have. I have tried to search some forums about how the set up is supposed to ...
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How to stop buzz and radio interference on a mini amp

I'm a beginner and recently bought my mini amp (borne strike g30) but it keeps picking up radio signals and making a really annoying buzz. When I change rooms sometimes the buzz will either go up or ...
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How to make a mini amp sound like rock (distorted/ overdrive)

I'm a beginner and have been getting some trouble with my mini amp. It's the borne strike g30 (brazilian brand) and its settings are: a drive switch (which honestly just seems to be making the volume ...
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Recording audio from amplifier to mobile

I wanna record audio from an amplifier (this) via android phone. I have a 6.3mm trs and 3.5mm trrs jack. I wanna know how to wiring them for recording purposes. For example: 6.3mm left and right ...
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How to fix broken speaker connection terminal [closed]

Amp model: Roland JC-77 How to fix broken speaker connection terminal? OR Where to buy a replacement part? See picture below
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Plugged my US(110v) Fender Rumble into EU(240v) socket

For reasons I wont go into I accidentally fried my amp. My question: Is it possible to fix? I know sometimes the Power transistor 'blows'. At the moment the LED doesn't even light up. I'd like to ...
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Guitar - How to switch from clean to hi-gain

I'm tyring to reverse-engineer how this cover was done: Around that time stamp we can see the player switch from clean (not totally clean) to hi-gain by toggling the ...
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Trying to Commentate using gaming headsets (TRSS connections) [closed]

My goal is to have 4 headsets (with mics) commentate at softball games over livestream. We currently are able to use a splitter and have 2 headsets running, but am looking to jump to 4. We are ...
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Grounding issue with multiple guitars and multiple amps in multiple rooms

Three amps (Mustang GTX-100, Mustang GTX-50, and an Acoustic). All brand new. Three electric guitars. Fender Deluxe Nashville Tele, noiseless pickups, 5-way switch, brand new. Fender Mustang Special &...
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Can I use a guitar amp with an electric bass? [duplicate]

I have a passive bass and a Fender Frontman 15g guitar amp. Is it safe to use the amp with my bass?
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What type(s) of equipment is needed for real-time distortion / tone modulation on an electric guitar?

My goal is to play Seven Nation Army (Glitch Mob Remix) on my electric guitar. I am pretty much a beginner. I don't even have an amplifier for my guitar yet (just practicing acoustic). But the good ...
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Why guitar amplifier manuals require turning on with master volume down

In various manuals (regardles tube or solid state) I read that I should turn amplifier on with volume down. What's reason behind this? Is it protecting my hearing or amplifier itself?
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Headrush (multi effects) into Mesa Boogie Mark V 35 Amp - Issue!

I have a Mesa Boogie Mark V 35 practice amp, and I love the natural tone of this amp on the clean and red channels. It is fantastic to play it 'straight'/'raw' without any effects. However I have a ...
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I need a stage vocal monitor. Can I use a spare amp?

I sing backups and play bass. Sometimes it's hard to hear my singing, and would like a stage monitor so I can hear my voice. I have a spare guitar amp. Can this be used as a vocal monitor? How would I ...
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How to Connect Fender Champion 20 Amp to the Bluetooth Beats Studio 3 Headset

I have Fender Champion 20 amp. I want to connect amp to the beats studio headset. I found Bluetooth Aux Kit. Is it enough? If not what do you suggest. Thanks for your suggestions.
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What setting should I set on my amp and guitar to copy the sound for the choice from TLOU? have a Fender Champion 20 and Epiphone SG Special P-90 [closed]

just a new guitar player learning his favourite melody from a game and was wondering how to recreate that sound, What setting should I set on my amp and guitar to copy the sound for the choice from ...
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TRRS > 2 x TRS bypass to amplify laptop headphones not working, headphones channel mute

I'm trying to amplify the headphones output of my laptop as the volume is too low during calls and such. The laptop has a combined TRRS female 3.5 jack output. I've used a splitter to split that into ...
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Instrument or line level for recording amplifier through headphone jack?

I just got a digital combo amplifier and the only outputs it has are USB and a headphone jack. I am trying to record it by using a 3.5 mm to dual 1/4 inch adapter and plugging it into my interface. ...
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Theoretical difference between amp distortion and distortion from a pedal

For the last few months I have been playing electric guitar on a small 5W tube amp with a nice saturated gain channel. This past weekend I picked up a Big Muff Pi pedal, which I believe is classified ...
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Hooking up my Avlex PA-200 or Fender PX-22080 mixing console to two Passive studio Monitors with RCA inputs. will it work?

I got myself in a bit of a pickle trying to figure out how to set up studio monitors so I could stop running my music I make through guitar cabs and my TV. Ideally, I'd run my interface (scarlett 2i2) ...
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