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Old 16th May 2020
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Originally Posted by Grimm Day View Post
So the pedals can't go into the line input? This is real good to know, thanks. Gonna take some suggestions from DI boxes in this thread and demo em on YT. Thanks for the info, man.
Well, the pedals probably CAN go into the line input - it won't hurt anything - but your level will likely be quite low and your tone will probably pretty much suck, because the line is a high level, medium impedance input and the pedal output will almost certainly be low level and intended to drive a very high impedance input so the lower impedance of the line input will load it down a lot.

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Originally Posted by Grimm Day View Post
I'll also need an active DI, instead of a passive one, for my chain to properly operate? Very new to this gear, go easy on the rookie! Haha
No, passive DIs are fine, but don't get a cheap one. Cheap ones use substandard transformers (which is why they can be cheap), which have generally poor frequency response (especially in the low end) and substandard tone.The Radial JDI is a good choice.

Last edited by John Eppstein; 16th May 2020 at 02:23 AM..