attenuate guitar heads to run direct

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by therecordingart, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Hey everyone,

    I'm on a gear building kick right now, and I'm going to be purchasing some components in bulk for a guitar pedal I'm re-designing and selling to some buddies of mine.

    So...I thought I'd make something simple, but useful like mic pads or something. All of the pads I've made to date are actually just a cable with the resistors hidden in the xlr plug. I don't want to do that because it is a little bit of a pain in the ass, but instead was going to make like a dual pad with selectable attenuation that accepts both XLR and 1/4inch (attenuate guitar heads to run em direct).

    What you guys think? Any ideas on something useful I could build?

    (Note: admin edit here) really bad title changed to: attenuate guitar heads to run direct)
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    I 've posted details of this stuff many times before
    and I'm not the only one
    you will also find stuff at the LAB

    an added feature can be a polarity reverse switch

    A simple eddystone box with you choice of connectors and switches
    It can always be re-wired as you change you mind or for special circumstances

    A larger box will house a transformer and then the options get greater.

    See the Jensen site for details
    also the Ranes site

    look for references to Reamplification (play with the spelling) and you should find some very accurate details including inside pictures
  3. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Man, I must be really out of it today.

    The point of my post was to ask RO members if they wanted me to build them anything (not for profit).
  4. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    South Florida
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    I do I do!!! Build me a studio. It's gotta have two completely different sections one for big projects, big bands, choirs, monster truck rallies, you know..big kinda stuff. The other section should be smaller more like a vocal/midi production studio with just a couple small iso booths.
    If it's not too much trouble, could you throw in a full bathroom or two and a game room? Gotta keep the clients happy you know. Then of course I'll need some office space for the secretary and phone.
    I think that's about it. Yea. So, whats the ETA on that?

    :-? :-?

    Seriously, can you actually build something that could attenuate a guitar amp so that you could plug the output of it into a board? I would thing the power coming out of one of those would fry a mixer. I know they have those power soak things that can be used to play at a lesser volume using the same loud output of a head.
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    when I first saw your "first" title in the Pro audio Forum I was going to bin this topic. Then I thought, it should be moved here but left it. It was later moved by the moderator for obvious reasons.
    Your title was really bad, People see a title and then either pass or respond. Try a better title with topics and you will have better and more acurate responses.

  6. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Yes that is more than possible to build. There are some DI Boxes out there that will do it.

    There is one idea for me....if I get like 10 people who want me to build the same thing for them....that'd be cool.

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