Questions tagged [amplifiers]

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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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Guitar Amplifier issue

I'm new here and I need some help with an issue with my guitar amplifier. I connected my electric and electroacoustic guitars with it and both when connected, you can hear the sound of the connection ...
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How to play like Nirvana

As you may have understood by my username I'm a fan of Nirvana, I've been trying to sound like Nirvana with my amp but still haven't got the sound I want with the settings that I've tried... Any ideas ...
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How do you switch between clean and distortion on a virtual amp setup?

I'm new to virtual amp simulations and I was wondering how do you switch between a dirty and clean tone midway into recording a song as you don't have a footswitch or a pedal unlike through a normal ...
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Buy used 10 year old Blues Jr. for 400€ [closed]

I am going to check out a used Fender blues junior, limited edition bought in 2010. The owner wants to sell it for 400 euros. I dont think the tubes have ever been changed though the owner insisted ...
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Struggling with amp and speaker impedance

I've recently bought an old vintage Sovtek MIG 60 - it's beautiful and I'm really excited to play it more frequently. However, as much as I try with Google, I can't seem to get a straight answer ...
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Problem connecting phone to PA/monitor

I recently bought Alesis Strike Amp 12 for my E-drums and I having a real hard time when I want to connect my phone to it - I have no idea what cable to use. Whenever I want to connect my phone using ...
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Jimmy Page's 1979 Knebworth tone. Joyo British sound pedal

I have a Joyo British Sound amp sim pedal. It has controls for level, voice, drive, and eq settings (treble, bass, mids). I've playing around with it to see what it can do, and I've been trying to ...
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What's most flexible for my use cases, Acoustic amp vs portable PA?

I'm torn between buying an acoustic amp or a portable PA system. My challenge is that I'd like the flexibility for certain uses: Would like to do karaoke nights with kids and/or adults in the ...
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AKG C411 phantom power/preamp/ noise issue

I use the AKG c411 contact mic on a small harp that I play. When I plug into my interface I get a low frequency hum, which goes away when I touch the computer or interface and hold the instrument, ...
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Power in apartment causes noise in guitar amp

My Yamaha THR10 amp sounds great in my apartment when running on batteries, but emits a nasty hum when powered by the power outlet in my apartment. I've tried turning off all lights and appliance in ...
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Connecting multi effects pedal to a tube amp and modeling amp

I started playing the guitar again in the last month and i'm having some trouble with my gear. So, i have a modelling amp from pevey which also has some effects built in. I also have a line 6 POD ...
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Guitar Headphone pre-amp with output jack?

Ok, guys Ive tried to search the site for a similar question to no avail. Since I know little on the subject I will describe it and Im sure youl get the just. I ocasionally play acoustic guitar in ...
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Behringer footswitch

Sorry to start with a question but can anyone tell me what footswitch will work on my Behringer Euuropower 980s power mixer. I want to be able to switch between both effects channels and also to mute ...
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Minimalist electric guitar setup [closed]

I have an electric guitar. My combo amp (really basic one) broke down yesterday. I'm looking for an alternative but, this time, i would live to find a small device on which I can plug both my guitar ...
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New to electric guitar, need help with amp settings

I am new to electric guitar, though I've played acoustic. I have the Zar E20R amplifier and I am struggling to get certain styles I want. I'm attempting to get a distorted rock sound. Any tips?
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How to connect XTONE Pro to guitar amp

I checked some XTONE Pro interface video online, and it seems people all connect it to speaker via audio interface. There is no successful example connecting it to guitar amp. I tried to connect its ...
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Beginner Metal gear

I am a total guitar beginner trying to learn metal riffs and songs like Slipknot. I have a Squier Strat starter pack that has an SSS pickup config. Will it sound more metal if I get a different ...

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