Questions tagged [amplifiers]

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Speaker impedance: rewiring four 8 Ω speakers for use with 8 Ω amp output

OK, so I always experiment in my studio. Six amps, multiple speaker cabs, but I have a new question and need help. Most of my amps are 8 Ω output, but some have ext speaker jack in which they convert ...
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Weird “flutter” in guitar amp when a note is ringing out

I recently bought a used guitar (a Sterling JP60) and I just noticed this problem - I am hearing a strange, irritating "flutter" like sound through my amp when a note is ringing out. Particularly ...
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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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What to look for in adding a noise gate to electric guitar setup?

I have researched various methods of controlling noise/hiss in high gain tube amps. In this case, a Peavey 5150 series. Considering your amp is working properly, proper cables, proper tubes, and ...
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No sound coming from the amplifier

I just got my new guitar and amplifier, and after the unboxing I plugged them both for a test! Everything was working fine, I turned the amplifier off and moved them to my room. On the next try, the ...
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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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How can I connect an external cabinet to use it at the same time as a combo amp's built in speaker?

I have combo amp with a 12 inch speaker that runs at 8 Ohms. I have a 1x12 cabinet that runs at 16 Ohms. I would like to use the combo amp speaker and the cabinet at the same time. The combo amp has ...
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Using a bass guitar on a guitar amplifier through a bass pre-amplifier?

I've read that plugging a bass guitar into a guitar amplifier is not advisable as it can fry the speaker. However, could a pre-amplifier solve this problem (adjusting output power and impedance). I'm ...
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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 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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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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Amp modeling on multi fx pedal through an amp

I wasn't really sure where to ask this question but this seemed as good as place as any so hopefully someone will be able to help. I'm not majorly knowledgeable when it comes to gear so I apologize in ...
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Looper routing ideas?

I need a little help with routing lines and looper I need to get this setup: the input (it's a hurdygurdy put doesn't matter) goes via a on/off pedal to the looper and then to the loop monitor (a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why do people place speaker cabinets or combo amps on top of things?

In a lot of gigs I've played, I have noticed that they have placed the amplifier speaker cab (usually just the bass amp) on top of a chair or a stool or something, so as not to be on the ground. What ...
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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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Guitar amp problems

When i plug in my bass guitar into my amp it just makes a rapid thumping noise and makes no sound from guitar, but when i plug in my electric guitar it works just fine. Can anyone help?
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What is causing this weird distortion coming from my amp?

Here is the sound I'm talking about. I get this sound, unless I strum ridiculously lightly, on different amp volume settings, with no gain, but is seems to become ...
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Using the bar's hifi system for performance

I have a mixer of my own that has small preamps build in for the guitar and mics. I'm trying to understand what additional playback equipment would be needed to play in a bar that can usually play ...
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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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Difference between pre and post gain

I've noticed that some amps instead of just having gain have pre and post gain. I know that gain affect the distortion of the amp, but I don't know the difference between pre and post gain. What is ...
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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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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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substituting combo amp for speaker

I am thinking of buying a Fender Super Champ amp, but it's only 15 watts. This is fine when I am micing the amp but may not be enough power for a larger venue unmiced. I figure I could always plug ...
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How can I avoid getting loud picking sounds on a distorted electric guitar?

Whenever I hear solos from professional guitar players, in songs, for example, I never hear a loud noise of pick hitting the strings, even when the guitar is heavily distorted. I just learned a solo ...
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Effects of keeping an amplifier in the car

While it seems like it's probably best not to expose anything to extreme climates, will keeping a guitar/bass amplifier in a car for a day, in either hot or cold climates, have any short-term effects ...
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What is a “death cap” ?

I have often heard/read people mention a "death cap" when talking about older Fender amps. Is this a capacitor ? What does it do ? Why is it called the death cap ?
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Sound not coming through amp

I was playing my guitar earlier today, everything working fine; sound coming through the amp and all. I bought new strings strings and changed them out today and moved the guitar and amp into to a ...
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Can you use any footswitch on any amplifier?

For example, if I have an amplifier that comes with a 4-button footswitch (2 cables for this footswitch), can I use just any footswitch in the store with 2 buttons (1 cable) and just plug 2 2-button ...
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Can turning on an amplifier without a connected load (cab) cause damage?

I don't recall where or from whom, but I heard that switching on an amplifier head without a connected load (a cab, that is) may cause damage—presumably to the tubes, but perhaps something else, I'm ...
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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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