[sdiy] Guitar levels (slightly OT)

sleepy_dog at gmx.de sleepy_dog at gmx.de
Mon Apr 2 22:36:11 CEST 2018


 > Euro will still be hotter than line level, hence the pad

The regular guitar amp inputs (not line ins) should be able to handle 
much more than line level.
I have passive pickups that might output something like 10V if I strum 
hard, IIRC.

- Steve

Am 02.04.2018 um 19:46 schrieb Dave Magnuson:
>
> I would consider a passive (transformer) DI as a first try, maybe with 
> a 20 or 40 db pad?
>
> 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.
>
> Dave Magnuson
>
> *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)
>
> 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
>     <mailto:pete.hartman at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     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.
>
>     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.
>
>     Pete
>
>     On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 12:05 PM, Tim Ressel <timr at circuitabbey.com
>     <mailto:timr at circuitabbey.com>> wrote:
>
>         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 <mailto:timr at circuitabbey.com>
>
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