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MadGuitarest
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01/25/2004 11:50 pm
Ok i will try to ask this questoin as simple as i can,.. i have a like 100 watt peavy bandit and if i were to play live, couldnt i just hook the amp to the board then to the speakers instead of using a mic'd amp?
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01/26/2004 12:38 am
you could try it using your amps headphones socket but it will probably sound like crap
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01/26/2004 12:47 am
^I've done that. It worked, but it didn't sound the best. I would just try putting a mic on it.
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01/26/2004 1:52 am
Get one of those red behringer D.I boxes.The 4x12 sim does sound great.
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01/27/2004 12:02 am
I c but still it doesnt answer my question. i was askng whats the difference between me pluggin my 100 watt amp to a sound board then into a power amp and let them play out the main speakers, other than putting a micrphone up to the amp , i dont see the point. anyone know????/
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01/27/2004 2:08 am
The only possible way for you to go direct into the PA with your amp is if by some MIRACLE the people at Peavey decided to fit your amp with a Line Out. I don't think they did, so Mic'ing the speaker is about the only way to do it, short of doing the DI box. If you want to go direct into the PA, get yourself a floor processor like the Digitech GNX series or the RP series. I on occasion play out and go direct with my RP 200 because I don't wanna lug a homebrew Plexi stack out just for a jam session.

Oh and to answer your question, just plugging in your 100 watt POWER amp to a board will send entirely too much signal into the board and out to the amp. You WILL sound like s*h*i*t...guaranteed. If it would work, you wouldn't see people mic'ing the cabinets... Hell I wouldn't want to work more than I have to and positioning a mic at a cab is a hell of a lot more work than running a cable to a board...

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09/04/2005 2:39 am
Ok people what i want to is hook my Epiphone Amp to my stero/cd player...how would i do that

ps-i dont want to realy buy anything for doing this
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09/04/2005 6:03 am
your not serious are you?
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09/05/2005 2:59 am
Originally Posted by: rotomak6Ok people what i want to is hook my Epiphone Amp to my stero/cd player...how would i do that

ps-i dont want to realy buy anything for doing this

why? but I suppose if you really really wanted to, you'd have to go buy an adaptor from radioshack (like $3). find some kind of input on your stereo, then run a cable from your amps line out (if it's got one), or headphone out if it doesn't, into the stereo using the adaptor. voila! it will probably sound horrible, but there you go. I don't see why not just play through the amp the way it was meant. you'd probably get more volume anyway.
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