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circuit design

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by si_mon13, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. si_mon13


    Sep 1, 2003
    I have a question, i don't know if this is the right place to ask it but, here it goes: if i want to design my own analog effect pedal and the input bass output comes from a preamp(like in basses with active preamps), like 9 or 18v, how should i handle this? will the signal be overdriven if i simply ignore it, or could it perhaps damage the circuit, or will nothing happen?
  2. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Although active basses usually put out a hotter signal, an 18V preamp doesn't put out an 18V swing on the output. If you are curious to see what a bass really puts out, connect it to an oscilloscope. It is very enlightening and must do exercise for anyone that wants to design their own electronics.
  3. si_mon13


    Sep 1, 2003
    thanks for the quick reply. im pretty familiar with electronics, i should perhaps check out the voltage with my multimeter, and with an oscilloscope aswell.

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