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is there a super cheap reamp solution?
Old 9th February 2007
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is there a super cheap reamp solution?

i know of reamp.com, but thats $200 and i'm honestly not sure if i'll use it that much.

also, if there are any cheap DIs that have one output to go to the amp and another output that is balanced i'm all ears.

like i said.. i probably won't be using these very much outside of some demo recordings so they don't need to be amazing.
Old 9th February 2007
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Funny, I just posted about this in the "new gear" forum.

A friend and i made a simple device that, in conjuction woth a passive DI used "backwards", does the reamp thing. Essentially, it's a box that puts line level signal into instrument range.

You use the passive DI backwards to convert the signal into hi impedance, then plug into our box to bring the level down. Works like a charm, sounds great.

We're thinking about making a bunch and selling them for $30-40. Interested?

Ivan
Old 9th February 2007
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Put me down for one!
Old 9th February 2007
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ok maybe i'm mistaken, but can any passive di be used in reverse? i remember reading that once but then since then i've gotten the idea that its a bad idea.

take for instance something like this - http://www.americanmusical.com/item--i-RLL-DB25.html
it says it converts hi-z to low and vice versa.. so would that not be a DI and a "reamp" box?
Old 9th February 2007
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Ive been reamping with a radial pro di for a year now, $89 sounds great
Old 9th February 2007
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Yes, our box can be used with any passive DI.

I'm in the process of putting up a web page with info and a way to order.

Ivan
Old 9th February 2007
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Yes, our box can be used with any passive DI.

I'm in the process of putting up a web page with info and a way to order.

Ivan
I'm in too.

aapee
Old 9th February 2007
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Some good info on this subject in this thread:

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/geekslutz-forum/101258-re-amp.html

You may want to mod the DI a bit with some pots, so you have an adjustable impedance to get the right tone out of the amp.
Old 9th February 2007
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To remain in super-cheap-land you would have to mic a headphone, real close....
Old 9th February 2007
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A passive DI is a transformer and will work in either direction.

In a pinch I have used a Radial JDI with decent success.

It's not optimum but it will work.

War
Old 9th February 2007
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what kind of stuff are you guys reamping?

cheers
Old 9th February 2007
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I just noticed that Radial is making a stripped down version of their X-Amp. It's called, I think, a Pro RMP. One of the Zzounds e-mails had it listed as a sale item at $99. I was thinking about picking one up.
Old 9th February 2007
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You do realize that you can do this with a 1/4" patch cord and adjusting your souncard's mixer in mant cases?
Old 9th February 2007
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I just take a line out of my DAW right into a bass amp. Works just fine. Gotta watch the level, but other than that it works great.

However, if I were reamping guitar (which I never do), I would buy a reamp box just to make I get the correct level/tone. But I seem to get great results with the above method on bass.
Old 9th February 2007
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does the "thru" get affected by the pad? and honestly whats the difference between that and the $30 rolls i posted earlier? just sound/build quality?
Old 9th February 2007
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You do realize that you can do this with a 1/4" patch cord and adjusting your souncard's mixer in mant cases?
i do, but it seems like turning down the output drastically before the DA will make you lose a lot of resolution. and anyway last time i tried it there was just an awful noise with the guitar part buried somewhere under it.
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