Questions tagged [amplifiers]

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How to use Boss RC-30 looper with microphone guitar amp?

My current setup: My guitar goes to the input of my modeling amp (vox av30). In the effects loop of the amp, I have a simple looper pedal. I have a microphone with a preamp going to the aux in of the ...
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What are the advantages of point to point (PTP) wiring?

What are the advantages of having a pedal or amp that is point to point wired as opposed to one that is built on top of a printed circuit board? Are there any disadvantages of PTP?
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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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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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Connecting guitar amp headphone output to audio interface input

I have a Squier SP-10 practice amp and a Behringer UMC202 HD audio interface. I am listening to a guitar piece in Trascribe, trying to learn it. I need to use headphones. I need to try to connect ...
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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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Amp picking up radio stations

When I plug my combo practice amp into a normal wall outlet I pick up a local public radio station, just loud enough to be annoying. The only way I've found to reduce it is to plug it into a UPS or ...
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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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How to make ASIO work with multiple programs simultaneously : how can I listen to Guitar Rig plus something else through the same interface?

I've been using Guitar Rig 4 for a year or two, and it's a fairly useful toy for a bedroom guitarist. Currently, I use a Behringer UCG102 USB interface, which has a guitar in and headphone out. When ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I plug my amp directly into my audio interface?

Could anyone tell me, can I plug my guitar amp directly into my audio interface (with the "line out")? On some forums people say that you can't , on others people say you can... If it's possible, is ...
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Using an 8 Ohm amplifier output with a 16 Ohm cabinet

My amp's highest output is 8 Ohm and the only cab I have right now is a 2 x 12 wired in series (I think), which is additive making it 16 Ohm (again, I think - Correct me if I'm wrong). The manual for ...
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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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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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How should I connect my compressor effect to my amplifier?

Just bought an ENGL screamer 50W amplifier and the only thing I miss right now is a decent compressor for the clean channel. I also have a Zoom g9.2tt effects device and I was thinking of connecting ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How does one set up a guitar amplifier to produce a rock sound/feel?

I have trouble figuring out my guitar amplifier's equalizer settings, how does one know what the different knobs (bass, treble, mid, overdrive) do to derive a desired rock sound/feel?
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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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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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What is the difference between an amp and a head?

At the moment I currently only use a basic guitar amp, but a few of my friends have 'heads' on top of their amps. What is the purpose of these? What do they do that the amp doesn't do?
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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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Incorporate guitar amp in my bass rig?

I have a Hartke 30w bass amplifier with preamp-out and speaker-in jacks. It has a decent tone and plenty of bottom and head-room for the space (small theatre). But I also have a new Vox vt20x (20w) ...
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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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Solution for guitar play with backing track

I'm a guitar player, and I basically want to practice playing my electric guitar and pedal effects along a backing track or an actual song I wanna play along with. This is how I usually do this: ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Difference between “hi” and “low” on amps?

What is the difference between "hi" and "low" input jacks on guitar / bass amps? Usually bigger amps have both of them (didn't see them on smaller ones really)..
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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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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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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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Crate amp-pedal question

I recently bought a Crate G130C XL used, but it did not come with any pedals. I tried looking at the manual, but it’s only 5 pages and did not seem to specify which type I need. From what I can gather,...
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Choosing a guitar cabinet

I have settled on the amplifier head to buy for my guitar, but I am not sure of the cabinet yet. I know that there are open-back vs closed-back options, and I assume that the quality of the speaker ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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