[sdiy] Guitar levels (slightly OT)

Quincas Moreira quincas at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 20:04:22 CEST 2018


You just need to attenuate. You can make your own passive attenuator with
only a potentiometer, like this:
https://youtu.be/QZIKUEhejMQ

On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 12:46 PM, Dave Magnuson <abide at dmdrafting.com> wrote:

> I would consider a passive (transformer) DI as a first try, maybe with a
> 20 or 40 db pad?
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> I re-amp line level signals in my guitar amp like this, and it works
> fine.   Euro will still be hotter than line level, hence the pad.
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> Dave Magnuson
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> *From:* Synth-diy <synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org> *On Behalf Of *Sky
> Shaver
> *Sent:* Monday, April 2, 2018 1:22 PM
> *To:* Pete Hartman <pete.hartman at gmail.com>
> *Cc:* SYNTH DIY <synth-diy at synth-diy.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [sdiy] Guitar levels (slightly OT)
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> I built one of these from DIY/RE and it works quite well for getting line
> level down to guitar level, like a transformer based reverse DI. Guitars
> with active pickups aren’t line level, they’re just a bit hotter than
> regular guitar level, maybe 6-10db difference in terms of the gain setting
> going into a preamp expecting guitar level signal, like the DIs on my MOTU.
>
> https://www.diyrecordingequipment.com/blogs/news/86235652-explain-
> like-im-5-why-do-i-need-a-reamp-box
>
> Cheers,
>
> Sky
>
> On Apr 2, 2018, at 1:12 PM, Pete Hartman <pete.hartman at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Euro puts out much higher than line level though, unless you're
> specifically using an output module designed for that, or attenuating the
> signal on the way out.
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> I'm pretty sure I've seen guitar amps with line ins.... but I don't have
> any so I can't say for sure.
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> Pete
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> On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 12:05 PM, Tim Ressel <timr at circuitabbey.com> wrote:
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> Hi,
>
> Quick question: I need to output a signal from a Eurorack system to a
> guitar amp. Are there amps that have line level inputs? I seem to recall
> guitars with active electronics put out line level. True?
>
> Thanks!
>
> --
> --Tim Ressel
> Circuit Abbey
> timr at circuitabbey.com
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Quincas Moreira
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