Ok, so here's something I simply don't understand:
EMG active guitar pickups have a built in preamp and so make the signal a low impedance one. A normal guitar signal is high impedance. That's why you need a DI box for a normal guitar. The DI box changes it from an unbalanced to a balanced signal and lowers the impedance so that it can go into a mixer with low impedance inputs.
Right... ok... all pretty straight forward, stuff we know.
The input on a guitar amp is designed to receive a HIGH impedance signal.
So what happens when you plug the guitar with active pickups (that make the signal low impedance) into a guitar input that's made for high impedance?
Shouldn't this affect the signal somehow?
And what about a computer interface with a hi-z input. If I have active pickups should I rather just use the normal input OR should I use the hi-z one still?
EMG also says that their pickups have a greater frequency response than normal ones. But how much of a difference will it really make seeing as the speaker of a guitar amp has a very limited frequency response?
All these questions
Felt like I said "impedance" a bit much... sorry