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2 Acoustic Guitars live rig
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2 Acoustic Guitars live rig

Hi Everyone - new to this so forgive me if I'm not getting the etiquette right!

Wonder if anyone's got any suggestions - I play live with two acoustic guitars which I switch a lot in between songs. ones got a passive pickup and one's got a slightly dodgy active fishman in it that comes out super hot. One's a light zingy parlour and ones a mahogony Martin. The difference in tone/volume seems to freak out a lot of sound guys and I often end up with one or both sounding not great.

I could really use some sort of multi-DI type job with two inputs, each with independent volume and tone controls, and a built in tuner. Does such a thing exist? Any Recommendations?

Not into effects and want to avoid lugging multiple pedals around!

Thanks!
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You need a small mixer.
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Radial Engineering has a few boxes that come close but no independent EQ or tuner, although there are sends for cascading other pedals to perform those functions.
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Tech rider/stage plot should specify two independant guitar inputs on the FOH console, and both should be sound-checked seperately.
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use a mic instead of two DIs.
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The Grace Felix is pricey but definitely what you're looking for.
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Again, you need a small mixer. If money is an object one of the little Behringers would probably do fine.
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Tech rider/stage plot should specify two independant guitar inputs on the FOH console, and both should be sound-checked seperately.
Tech rider? Stage plot? I don't think we're in no-brown-M&M's territory here.

But I do agree that the best approach is to ask for 2 separate DI's and to explain that the two instruments sound very different.

If you feel like you want or need to go the mixer route, the next-to-cheapest Behringer will do it for under a hundred bucks. But it's got +4 line out (not mic or instrument level) so you'd have to run it really cool so as not to blow up your FOH guy -- quite often their DI boxes don't have pads.
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Tech rider? Stage plot? I don't think we're in no-brown-M&M's territory here.

But I do agree that the best approach is to ask for 2 separate DI's and to explain that the two instruments sound very different.

If you feel like you want or need to go the mixer route, the next-to-cheapest Behringer will do it for under a hundred bucks. But it's got +4 line out (not mic or instrument level) so you'd have to run it really cool so as not to blow up your FOH guy -- quite often their DI boxes don't have pads.
I don't remember, but if it has XLR outs there is no need for DI boxes unless there's a ground loop problem. Assuming the DIs have ground lifts.
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I don't remember, but if it has XLR outs there is no need for DI boxes unless there's a ground loop problem. Assuming the DIs have ground lifts.
The cheapest Behringers only have TRS out, I'm pretty sure. Or TS. Round holes, at any rate.
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Well, a TRS to XLR adaptor is pretty cheap, if the mixer only has TRS outputs... But yeah, a small mixer is the way I'd go for that.
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