[LAU] checking passive input frequencies on non Hi-Z connection

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun May 21 11:19:30 UTC 2017

On Sat, 20 May 2017 14:43:30 -0700 (PDT), Len Ovens wrote:
>This why I say, if you like the sound nothing else matters.

Full ACK!

Forget what Tim mentioned, you just would wasted money! If the
sound is ok, than it is ok! You can not measure how a guitar does sound.
Usually all direct inputs, if made for guitar or not, don't provide the
full mids and bass provided by a guitar amp and guitar speaker. Guitar
frequencies are all low to mid range. Hi frequencies are an issue, but
more problematic is the missing mid and low fullness provided by a real
amp and speaker. A good guitar amp and speaker bias the guitars sound a
lot, they don't provide a neutral sound. This is wanted, not bad design!
However, if the sound does not satisfy you, then get a guitar preamp
and not a DI box! maybe a Hughes & Kettner tube thingy (not a
speaker/amp simulation, just a guitar preamp). If you anyway use stomp
boxes, at least too low output level could be compensated by a stomp
box, but it unlikely provides the sound enhancement you get with a
guitar pre-amp.

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