[linux-audio-user] stompboxes2 and audacity question

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Fri Nov 14 10:44:54 EST 2003

On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 11:09:45PM +0900, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> >
> >
> >You probably need a preamp. To boost the input signal enough to do real 
> >fx processing. Unless stompbox is just broken. Then I don't know.
> >
> Sorry. Guitar is already line level. doh.

well, no. Some guitars have built-in battery powered preamps.
Many (most?) do not. These sometimes have a lot of output signal
(maybe approaching line level) but the impedance is all wrong.
You generally do not want to plug an electric guitar into
any device that expects a low-impedance line-level signal;
the result is very dull and weak.

otoh, you should hear SOMETHING :-)


Paul Winkler

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