Questions tagged [amplifiers]

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Anyone using analog preamp or 'amp-in-a-box' style pedals for recording direct guitar? [closed]

Anyone using analog preamp or amp-in-a-box pedals for recording direct guitar? Thinking of stuff like Sansamp, JHS Colorbox, Victory V4 series, Hudson Broadcast, Catalinbread Formula 55, Milkman's The ...
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What does this MOD knob do on this amplifier?

I've been looking at adverts for this practice amp and also YouTube reviews. They all mention the mod facility but no-one actually says what it does. Here's what the blurb says: With bass, mid and ...
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Boss Katana 50 external effects loop mod

Is it possible to mod the Boss Katana 50 (version I or II) to add a send and return between the pre-amp and the power amp stage? I know the 100W version has an external effects loop, but I'm a bedroom ...
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Is it possible to use one pre amp distortion into 2 amplifiers at the same time

I have a VH4-2 pedal and and radial aby switch. I f I use the VH4-2 pedal power amp out will the two outputs from the aby switch be connected to the return /loop of both amps? Is this possible? I just ...
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5 watt tube Amp has 2 8ohms outputs and I have 2 1x16ohm speakers. Can I connect them together?

I have a Harley Benton GA5 head (5 watts tube amp head) which has two 8 ohms outputs. I also have two 1x16 ohms cabs, one with a Celestion vintage 30 and one with an Eminence speaker. Is it possible ...
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Why my amp make noises on max volume?

recently I bought a orange crush micro terror and I notice a dirty noise when I play my guitar on max volume, it’s impossible to play clean riffs, obviously the gain is low as possible. This not ...
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Recording Live Music at Home — Microphone Help

So I'm pretty new and I don't know the first thing about sound, but I think my question (and the answer to it) is pretty basic so I'm shooting my shot: I bought a baritone ukulele and want to record ...
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Connect an electronic drum kit to a powered speaker

I have a Behringer B112D (powered PA speaker) for my son's drum kit (a ddrum DD1Plus). The drum head has separate 1/4" jacks for output, L/mono and R (I'm assuming those are TS outputs?) and a 1/...
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Shine on you crazy diamond (Pink floyd) tone

how to do I get the Shine on You Crazy Diamond(Pink Floyd) tone from my Amp(Harley benton hb20r). I also have three pedals (compressor, phaser and chorus).
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Line-out vs AMP output in Mooer GE100

What will be the differences in sound when I Plug my headphones directly into the mooer vs when I run the mooer through an amp and then connect the headphones to the amp ? I'm just curious because I'...
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Multi FX Processor-Headphone setup vs amp setup

I've been wanting to purchase my first electric guitar setup, and as I'm on tight budget I decided to go with a Budget multi-FX processor instead of an amplifier. My setup: Guitar: Harley Benton ST-62 ...
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Mooer GE100 with only headphones for beginners

So, I've been wanting to get a multi-effects processor (Mooer GE100) with my first electric guitar purchase(been playing an acoustic since 2 years). I won't be buying an amp tho, only a headphone(AKG ...
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Reliable or Repairable Ampeg amps

I've had an Ampeg SVT-7Pro for a few years and one of the ICE2A165 chips overheated. Apparently this is a common problem with earlier models of the amp. I took the amp to my repair man and he ...
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TS or TRS cable from mixer to speaker?

I am running a Behringer XR18 to a Bose L1. I use the Left aux output (xlr) on the Behringer to the guitar line in to the Bose (1/4"). I currently run the female xlr to a TS. Should i use a TRS ...
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White cloth inside amp — what is it? [closed]

I was given an old Gibson G20 (previously incorrectly given as B20) guitar combo amp. It's solid state, 10 inch driver with a spring reverb. Date of manufacture unknown. When I opened the back panel ...
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Help me get a guitar amp for Mark Knopfler sound

I play Mark's "clawhammer" fingerstyle and have a Les Paul R8, but don't have any amps. I like Mark's solo career more than his Dire Straits era, and seek a sound close to that. Think about ...
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Does instrument cable impedance matter?

I see many 1/4 TS 'instrument' cables for sale with no mention of impedance. With: the speed of light in vacuum of ~300 000 km/s audio frequencies < 20 kHz you get wavelengths of at least 15 km(!)...
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Are my amplifier's foot controller/foot switch inputs protected?

I have a guitar amplifier with a 'clean' and 'lead' 'channel' that can be manually toggled. I'd like to switch between my different amplifier settings using a 'foot controller'. I often see schematics ...
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Fender amp knobs not responding

I have a Fender Champion 100 amp that plays when my guitar is plugged in, but if I try to change the volume, gain, or really any of the knobs the sound is not affected. It’s acting like it’s working ...
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Buzz with Yamaha Silent Cello using Boss WL-50

I bought a Boss WL-50 wireless system to use with my Silent cello and am loving it! The only problem is that there is a high-pitched buzz. I tried fixing the problem by using this adapter, as ...
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Connecting Laney MINI amp with iPhones (Without headphone jack)

I recently purchased Laney MINI ST Amp which has a interesting feature called LSI interface which allows user to connect their laney guitar amplifer to an IOS app called tonebridge which can allow ...
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guitar amp plays back vibrating sound after playing two consecutive notes on lead/od/metal profiles

I'm new to guitars. Here's an audio recording where I'm playing two notes twice. First time I mute in between them and it produces what I would expect it to. Then I play them consecutively and they ...
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Direct recording an amp head with my audio interface

I have a question about direct recording my amp head. I have a Micro Dark Terror right now and the manual says : " If the Phones jack is not in use, a suitable speaker cabinet must be connected at all ...
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Real Amp vs Amp Simulator

I am a beginner guitar player(9 months). So I bought a very cheap amp, which does not even have any gain controls. Now to get any new tones, I have 3 options. Buy a real amp. Use my previous amp ...
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Resolve buzz when plugging my amp headphone out into audio interface?

I want to record my amp without a mic and hear it at the same time. I have a Yamaha THR10 and a Focusrite Scarlett Solo. When I plug in the headphone out of the amp into the line input of the audio ...
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Questions on Guitar Maintenance & New Gear

I am a beginner guitar player, I started playing 9 months ago. I got a second-hand strat copy (the headstock reads Thunder) as my first instrument. I also bought an ultra cheap ($30) amp which does ...
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How can I overdrive my tube amp at low volume?

I recently bought a Marshall Origin 20C. Nice tube amp, with a beautiful (clean) sound. It's a single-channel amp, with 3-way EQ, volume and gain pots, brightness pot (called 'tilt') and a 3-lever ...
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Does using the line out bypass my inhouse speakers on my combo amp?

I have a Johnson Blueline 100r combo amp and I want to connect it to an external cabinet and use them simultaneoualy. I am unsure if the line out will bypass the inhouse speakers.
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Amps, Speakers, and power supplies [closed]

If you have a 4 ohm speaker and you add a 4 ohm resister to the positive wire. Do you have an 8 ohm speaker? Is impedence the same as resistence? I have 2 Scosche HD4004 HD Speakers 4 oms 30 wat RMS. ...
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Matching PA system

Hope someone could help. not sure if this is the right place, but I'l give it a go. I'm trying to figure out if my amp will be suitable for my speakers or its going to fry them up haha. amp: PV-2600 ...
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Why is it that most amp makers come from the UK and most guitar makers from the USA? [closed]

At least from all the established brands it seems that most big amp companies come from the UK and most guitar makers come from the US why is that? Fender amps being the exception. I know later on ...
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MY GUITAR AMP STOPS PRODUCING SOUND

whenever i strum my guitar the amp stops producing sound for a couple of seconds and then the sound returns again. Anyone has the same problem / knows what i can do? thanks in advance. (amp = line6 ...
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Headphones impedance for bass guitar combo/DI box

I used to practice my bass through my pair of old - trusty - worn Grado SR80 headphones which sound amazing, but they are 8 years old already and seem to have a blown dynamic (buzzing on low ...
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Use HiFi speakers with Synth/Workstation (Korg Kronos)

I have a very high-end speaker system with: Marantz AV8802 as preamp McIntosh MC452 as poweramp Monitor Audio PL500-II as speakers I'd like to play my Korg Kronos through the speakers. Is there any ...
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Can I use headphones with tube guitar amplifier without headphone jack?

Newbie here (no electrical knowledge). Question: For a 15 watts tube amplifier without a headphones output, is it safe to use the external speaker out jack to plug it to headphones, mixer or USB ...
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Guitar and voice practise under moderate noise constraints

Just wondering if there is any other way to listen to my own voice and my guitar through the headphones other than a mixer and a microphones. I live in a small apartment and want to practise quietly. ...
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Should I use PA speakers for a full band all the time?

I've been playing guitar, drums, and singing for about 6 years but I have no experience outside of playing by myself with an amp and speaker. I want to get serious about starting a band and playing ...
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Speaker not working of laney lionheart

I have a laney lionheart mini amp, and a fender squire bullet strat. I connected my guitar to the amp and switched it on, but no sound came from the speaker; then I connected my headphone to the jack,...
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Can I Wire two cables together to get two inputs into one output

My question is simple: If I open up a guitar cable, or use the jacks from a guitar/pedal (I have a few lying around) and connect the hot outputs and grounds together, could I connect that to another ...
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Is it mandatory to let tube amps warming up ? What are the risks of not doing that?

I heard literally everywhere that it is really important to let my amp warming up for some minutes before playing the guitar (or give some audio do the input). Strange thing is that the recommended ...
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where to place distortion pedal in signal chain for electric guitar and amplifier

I play my electric guitar through an amp (actually a bass amp). I am looking for a distortion pedal and am curious as to where to place it: In front of amp or in FX loop, and additionally do all ...
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Amping the output of my audio interface

I have a Steinberg UR22 MKII audio interface to use with my e-drums and a VST. A few months ago I bought new IEM's and found them to be quite harsh when listening through the interface. I had a Fiio ...
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Volume of an amplifier - concern

I hope this question is suitable for this site. I live in a small studio flat with only one room surrounded by two neighbours on either side. I have just bought myself a first electric guitar and 20 ...
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Is it possible and/or desirable to use a wireless mic through a guitar amp?

Was thinking of using a wired mic but wanted to explore wireless too. It’s a crate brand amp with two quarter in inputs. Thanks!
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Splitting a 4x12 to two 2x12s

I have a 4x12 cab loaded with 8ohm speakers. I'd like to connect two amps to this cab, one amp running into the top two speakers, the other into the bottom two. Basically turn it into two 2x12s in the ...
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Weird Radio Station Coming Through My Amp

I have a fender mustang III Amp and I recently bought a used Washburn Bad Dog Wah pedal. When I plugged in the amp, wah, and guitar a strange radio or news channel station started playing through my ...
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Will running a guitar through a bass amp and then through a guitar amp hurt either amplifier?

I play guitar and recently bought a bass and bass amp. I will sometimes run my electric guitar through the bass amp and into my guitar amp like an extension speaker. I was wondering if this could ...
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Can I output the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 to a guitar amp?

Since i don't own speakers, and I don't want to use Headphones, I was looking for an alternative solution. I want to input my guitar and use amplitube and then output to the guitar amp. I have a ...
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Amplifier problem

I have a Fender Mustang and a Fender SCE acoustic. this morning I started playing and had no issues everything was fine, I finished playing and when I got back I set everything and played again, this ...

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