View Full Version : 2 guitars in to 1 amp
09-09-2005, 01:13 PM
i have a amp that has 1 input, but it also has a send /return loop. Is there any way i can get 2 different guitars to play thought the amp with out destroying it? Is it possible just to hook a guitar to the return loop in the back and adjust the levels?
09-09-2005, 02:11 PM
soz i cant help u but can i add another question for someone who knows
can 1 guitar be plugged in to 2 amps?
If you plug a guitar into the return of the effects loop, the pre-amp is bypassed (at least on my Marshall's it works that way) so you'd need a DI box or a seperate pre-amp to boost the signal. I run my PodPro into the return of my JCM 900, it bypasses the amps pre-amp so the PodPro acts as the pre-amp.
Yeah, but you'll need a A/B/Y switcher pedal. It's basically a pedal with one input for the guitar, then 2 outputs to go to 2 amps. An A/B pedal will only switch back and forth between the amps, while an A/B/Y pedal allows you to switch between both or run them at the same time..Also, any kind of stereo pedel (delay, reverb, etc...) has 2 outputs, so they allow the connection of one guitar into 2 amps.
09-09-2005, 04:07 PM
Is there any "easier" way to plug 2 guitars into one amp?
09-09-2005, 04:31 PM
yeah, what he said... as long as you've got some kind of multieffects, or really anything with an amp modeler, then you can plug into the effects return.
I personnally don't like the sound of two guitars into one amp, but that may have been due to the fact that I was playing an electric through an acoustic amp with this other guy who was also playing electric... sounds much better with 2 amps, but you do what you gotta do to get the job done.
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