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Reamping question
Old 22nd May 2006
Gear Head
๐ŸŽง 15 years
Reamping question

I've been reamping my bass for years by sending a line level signal from my interface straight into the "amplifier input" (post preamp) in my amp. Works great. I've had quite a few instances where I've needed to reamp a direct electric guitar signal lately, and I'm not sure what the best way to do it is. Is it as simple as buying one of those cheap high-to-low impedance converters (XLR-TS) and running the line-level into the instrument input on the amp, or will that still yield an impedance or level mismatch since those are intended to plug a MIC level into an instrument level? Thanks in advance for your time and wisdom!

Old 22nd May 2006
Lives for gear
๐ŸŽง 15 years this explains the history of the problem and provides a solution.

The solution is patented. I believe the Radial Xamp is a legally liscensed reamp box. I like Radial stuff, and I believe the steel boxes they use give better protection against magnetic hum fields than aluminium boxes.

There are a few other reamp boxes, which somehow get around the patent issue - possibly by compromising something. I'm not a fan of lot's of unnecessary switches in a signal path, so the little boxes that can switch between DI and reamp aren't my cup of tea.
Old 23rd May 2006 | Show parent
Gear Head
๐ŸŽง 15 years
Thanks Kiwiburger!

I realized two things quickly after posting. . . .

1) This topic has been discussed quite a bit before. I should have browsed longer before posting. Looked into the "reamp". Seems perfect.

2) I should have posted in "So Much Gear So Little Time". . . . My apologies. Please return to discussing equipment that I can't afford
Old 23rd May 2006 | Show parent
Lives for gear
1 Review written
๐ŸŽง 15 years
just get any old DI and run it backwards
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