Questions tagged [amplifiers]

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Buzz appears from time to time in amp with no input

I bought an electric guitar and a second-hand Fender Frontman amp one month ago. Sometimes, I had some hum issues. Loud hum would appear and build through time, especially when the guitar is plugged ...
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How can I connect a 3.5mm audio out to a guitar amp?

I want to connect this pocket synth to my fender guitar amp so that I can play the synth and have the sound come out of the amp, and use the amp's distortion and settings. Is it as simple as plugging ...
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Difference between chassis and cabinet

What's the difference between chassis and a cabinet for a guitar amp? Are there any concrete definitions?
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Is it possible to create an effects loop with an amp that does not have send and return, with a mixer?

I have an amp that just has a guitar input and a headphone output. I also have a mixer with send/return inputs and outputs. Is it possible to simulate a traditional effects loop (where the amp has ...
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electric guitar gear: amp or interface? [closed]

For practicing at home, should I buy an audio interface (focusrite 2i2) with a headphone or should I buy a cheap amplifier like the roland micro cube gx? Can the 2i2 model handle the electric guitar ...
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How to add loop effect on Peavey Classic 50 early model?

Apparently Peavey used to sell an effect loop kit for those early model of the Peavey Classic 50, but no longer does. Any chance someone has the instructions and the part list? On Peavey forum - ...
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What's the best choice to get more gain out of a tube amplifier

The story behind this question: I got myself a nice little combo for my bedroom-workouts (related to playing guitar, of course :D ), a Blackstar HT1-R which is a lovely little 1 watt 2 channel ...
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Help! Amp connection Question

Music Stack Exchange! I have a mini amp head, and I'd like to connect it to a speaker cabinet. However, I have two cabinets; one(Hotone) is too small, and one(Marshall) is too large. Can I connect my ...
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Im a music performer and I need my amp louder!

Have a Blue Beetle 15 watt combo amp with a DI but no external speaker options. Looking at getting a Bell and Howell extension speaker. Is it possible to modify the DI to a 1/4 jack or would one just ...
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how to use a headphone with a D.I. output?

I have a fishman loundbox mini amp but it doesn't have a headphones output and only has a mic level D.I. output. I'm happy with the amp but would like to monitor my singing and guitar. What should I ...
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Why do I get electric shock from my guitar when I touch the floor?

why do I always get an electric shock from my guitar when it's connected to my amp. I must wear sandals to play it or sit not touching the ground. Any solutions?
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AUX Output is audible on main mix

My band uses a very simple in-ear-monitoring set-up in the practice room where we are taking advantage of the 4 AUX channels on the huge audio mixer there. We do use cheap headphone amps which cannot ...
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Avoiding small, beginner amp problems

I just started playing around with a Fender Frontman 10 W amplifier and I find it hard to use consistently. First, the biggest annoyance is the constant hum and static. I've read that the static ...
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Recording an amp using headphone out?

I got an Peavey Vypyr 30w. There is a headphone/record out. Since I do not have a mic currently, I want to utilize it for recording. What devices do I need? I know there is some electrical ...
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Why do guitar amps only use one type of speaker cone?

In HiFi systems and house sound setups, a speaker cabinet nearly always has multiple speakers of different diameters to handle different parts of the audio frequency spectrum (and bass is typically ...
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Effects processor in FX loop always?

I recently got a Boss GT-1 Guitar effects processor and my question is should I use it in the FX loop or is in the front of an amp fine. My other question is if my effects processor also has an amp ...
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Why do metal guitarists boost crunch channels on high gain amps?

It seems to me to be the most often recommended method to get a "proper metal tone". Why is that? Why pay so much for a monster and then use the crunch channel and a tubescreamer?
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Can i hook up 2 guitars to the droptune box and send individual signals to 2 different amps?

Can i hook up 2 guitars to the droptune box and send individual signals to 2 different amps? My bass player and fuitar player both have the digitec droptune box and i only play guitar on a few songs ...
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Maximising volume increases brightness

Why does maximising the volume on a Fender Mustang Amp increase the perceived brightness?
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How to predict the loudness of an amp based on description

Related question: Is there an amp power formula? When I look at amps in a shop or online, I ask myself what the amp is suitable for: Can it be played quietly enough for home use without disturbing ...
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Carpet under guitar amp or on floor

I've seen a lot of carpets in studio and live sessions. Sometimes there are on the floor and sometimes directly under guitar amp. What's their purpose?
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Combining Boss ME25 with an Amp [closed]

I play normally Heavy Metal, Progressive and Blues. I am pretty satisfied with distortion and lead/solo sounds I got using the Equalizer settings on my Boss ME25 Unit but, as far as clean sounds are ...
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Can i plug my guitar combo to my audio interface, then monitor the sound?

My amp is marshall valvestate 100 (combo with 1 valve) and i would like to record the guitar with my audio interface, though without using mic. My idea is to plug the guitar to Marshall, than ...
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High notes from guitar amplifier hurt my ears, even at low volume

I've been playing the guitar for almost five years now, but I'm having a problem that makes it very hard for me to improve my playing and to enjoy it. I'm playing an Epiphone Dot and a Yamaha ...
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What do the different tubes in an amplifier do?

Preamp vs Phase Inverter vs Reverb vs Power vs Rectifier. Many people get really, really confused when they try to understand anything about tubes. I spent a very long time myself trying to ...
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my Fender Super Champ X2 makes a whooshing sound, will new tubes fix this?

I have a Fender Super Champ X2, a couple years old (bought it used). When I first turn it on, it makes a noticeable, but not deal-breaking, swirling/whooshing noise for five or ten minutes until it's ...
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Compact bodyless guitar for travelling [closed]

We are going on multi-week road-trip in a little car. We literally have very little space for anything extra. However, we still would like to have a guitar with us. Is there any standard non-pricey ...
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Connecting a small mixing board to a combo amp to create more channels

I have a Schertler Jam 400. I would like to be able to run more lines with it. Is it possible to use an 8 channel mixer? I would then plug the vocals and instruments into the mixer then plug the ...
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Choosing speaker resistance and power handling for a 1W amp head

My objective is to create the classic rock distorted tone/sound for my electric guitar all while maintaining relatively low levels of volume, so I can practice at home. To that effect, I'm getting a ...
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My guitar has a problem - no signal to the amp. How can I fix it?

I just started having this problem. I have 2 guitars (a BC Rich Warlock and a Squier Strat), and only one of them (Strat) is working on my amp. Like the title says, I know for a fact that the amp and ...
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Set Line6 AMPLIFi so that there is minimal ringing or feedback after strumming?

I've been playing for about 18 months, and taking lessons the whole time. In the last 3 months, my Line6 amp has been ringing after playing. I use the Rock Clean setting tone on the amp. It could be ...
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How should I wire multiple speakers for a live performance?

I hope this is not off topic, and comes under the category: "usage of specific music software or hardware". I am new to this community but have used other communities before. I am playing live at the ...
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How does enclosure affect sound of guitar cabinet?

I found comparison of cabinets that has same speaker and similar enclosure (closed back) but sound is very different. This question gives factors that affect the ...
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Types of Amplifiers

What are the differences between guitar amplifiers used for blues, rock, or heavy metal genres? Are there any major distinctions between them or are they almost the same?
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What does wattage of amplifier corresponds to?

What does wattage of amplifier corresponds to? Does more wattage means more volume or high gain?
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Guitar Amplifier cause TV to flicker

I have an interesting problem. I have a Marshall MG30-DFX which is placed just behind my LCD TV (Samsung V32F390 if it matters). When I switch on or off my amp, the tv screen flickers. I was ...
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THR10X recording volume very low

I have been trying to recording some guitar licks with the Yamaha THR10X amp in Logic Pro X. It seems to work ok, except that the volume is quite low compared to an audio interface (scarlett 2i4 in ...
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Smooth Distortion Sound

Can anyone help with a guitar distortion I'm trying to achieve. It's smooth yet powerful gain type distortion. Ths song is Bollywood song with rhythm guitar(Starting at 0.19 sec) which is playing in ...
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How to improve 1/4 plug connection on hybrid -XLR jacks

I got a Mackie SRM150 for stage monitoring but I'm having problems getting a good connection in the hybrid-XLR jacks on the front with a 1/4 inch jack guitar cable. Even when it feels like it's firmly ...
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keeping tube amps in optimal condition

Over the holidays I acquired my first tube amplifier, a VOX VT20X. I'm not really sure whats required to keep a tube amp sounding its best for as long as possible or if they even require special ...
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What makes different tube amp heads different?

I want to make my orange dual terror have that chimey/glassy sound that an VOX AC 30 has, i know amp heads have circuit boards and tubes, but my question is, what makes a tube amp sound different then ...
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Are the effects on a guitar pedal/stompbox any better than an amplifier's overdrive?

I've been around guitars since I was young but I haven't really looked into them that much. I know that a Guitar Pedal can do more than just overdrive but is there any difference between the clarity ...
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Practice in looping via an electric violin

I'm going to buy a loop station (rc-300) and a cheap electric violin. I have an amplifier but what I don't know is, are all electric violins connectable on my amplifier?
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Do vintage guitar amplifiers really sound better when run at lower voltages?

I got a Marshall JCM800 2203X about a year ago and on the back of the amp it has selectable input voltage settings for 110V, 220V and 230V. Since I live in the US, the voltage that comes out of the ...
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How to get the best signal through several amplifiers?

I have an audio source with internal amplifier. Should I max out its amplification, or keep it around middle, or as silent as possible, before feeding it to another amplifier?
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Potential Tube Amp Issue

So, I cocked up today. I recently moved house and dragged out my amp head and cab today, hooked everything up and was jamming away to check it all still worked fine. Sounded a little odd, but I put ...
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Is there a big benefit to running stereo?

I have a conference coming up and I am contemplating whether to run my guitar rig in stereo or not. Both my amplifiers will have microphones on them. My delay and reverb pedals have modulation, so if ...
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Recording with both a Multi-Effects Pedal and a Modelling Amplifier at the same time

I want to achieve a setup where I have a guitar plugged in to a multi-effects pedal (the Zoom G1XON to be precise) going to a modelling amp (the Marshall Code 25); I want to then use the modelling amp ...
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2 Heads on one Cab?

I have two Half stacks, one Marshall and one Kustom. My question is can I plug the two heads into each cab? What I want to end up doing is have an ABY switch from my guitar straight to the Marshall ...
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How do I know when it's time to change a tube on my amplifier?

I think this would be a wonderfully instructive question to people who are new to tube amplifiers. In short, how do I know that it's time to change a tube, and what's a good strategy for figuring out ...

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