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Old 31st October 2019, 08:15 PM   #11
thebentern is offline thebentern
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Originally Posted by Gnobuddy View Post
I missed this earlier. I'm a bit confused - you know that a raw guitar signal is far too small to feed directly into a power amplifier, right? Not to mention, an electric guitar plugged straight into a solid-state power amp is a recipe for horrendously bad guitar sound.

So you need a guitar preamp of some sort (even if it's only a chain of guitar FX pedals), to bring up the 20 mV - 100 mV from the guitar to the roughly 1 - 2 volt line level most power amps want. And that preamp will presumably include the usual controls - tone, gain, volume, etc.

Right. I might end up trying something cheap like this to get things off of the ground until I decide what I'd like to get long term:
Behringer GDI21 V-Tone Guitar Driver DI Pedal | Sweetwater
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