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Guitar : DI and Cabinet

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Thomas_Vingtrinier, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    Coming from an acoustic music background (classical, jazz, world music), I am not used to all these guitar amps and cabinets. So please be nice and try not to laugh too loud at the following question:

    I have this project starting on Monday where I need to record a guitar both from the DI box (AVALON AD2022 HiZ input) and the cabinet (model?). The 1$ question is: how would you split the signal coming from the guitar so that it will hit simultaneously the amp and the DI? Would a simple Y-cable do the job? Impedance issues?

    Thanks in advance for your help,

    Best,
    Thomas
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    A DI box would often have a loop out to go to the amp

    If the AVALON AD2022 HiZ input is all you have then you will have to try the Y cord

    any double terminating of a guitar will change things
    only you can decide if the change is bad

    You should be fine
    BUT
    do test it out before you get to the gig

    Does the amp have a line output ?
    go direct from here
    or
    this could be used to feed the Avalon

    you must try and test you options before you get to the gig
     
  3. Thanks for your input Kev. Obviously I will try all options before the gig.

    Also, do you think I could use the AVALON unbalanced output to feed the guitar amp? In other words, would a line output level be acceptable for most guitar amps, and do I take the risk to fry it?

    Best,
    Thomas
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    ... again you will probably need to adapt in some way
    ... and not just connector

    if you need a fast solution then go for the Y cord

    long term you probably want a DI box to suit your guitar as this will be the first termination point for it.
    Countryman is popular ...

    what is your guitar and what type of pickup ... active electronics etc does it have ?
     
  5. heyman

    heyman Guest

    Can I make a suggestion. we had a similar request for a session this weekend. We used the little labs STD unit and it was transparent and flawless.

    about 125 bucks and it is worth every penny.

    Really simple to use and setup.

    Good luck
     
  6. Unfortunately I do not have a clue what the guitar/amp model is, but I have now all sorts of cables to try all configurations. Kev, Heyman: thanks again for your valuable input! I'll let you know how it goes.

    Best,
    Thomas
     

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