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Direct Inject on a Laney amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by joergsporer, Feb 16, 2001.


  1. joergsporer

    joergsporer

    Jan 25, 2001
    I bought a used Laney Pro Linebacker combo and i have no idea what the "direct inject" jack is good for.
    Does anyone know what it is?

    Thanks
     
  2. yawnsie

    yawnsie

    Apr 11, 2000
    London
    Direct injection is used to bypass the amp's speaker and send the signal to something else - a PA system, or mixing desk, for example. It's basically for sending the bass straight to another source, using the Laney as a preamp so you can get that amp's tone.

    I'm sure someone else here can give a better explaination than I can.
     
  3. joergsporer

    joergsporer

    Jan 25, 2001
    Thanks for the reply. I was just wondering because there is a "DI" jack on the back and a "Direct inject" jack on the front panel.
     
  4. Matthias

    Matthias

    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    Usually a DI out provides the unaffected bass signal (thus direct) to send it to a PA.
    What yawnsie refers to would be a preamp-out.

    Matthias
     
  5. yawnsie

    yawnsie

    Apr 11, 2000
    London
    I knew that it wouldn't be so simple that I wouldn't know the answer! :)