line out, etc...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by inthevelvet, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. I have a rumble studio 40. Great modeling but only 40 watts. Can I run the line out straight into the input of my elf head?
  2. Jack


    Sep 6, 2003
    Northumberland, UK
    Yes. The signal will be way hotter than the Elf is expecting though, so be careful with the gain control. You may not be able to turn it down enough and it may sound distorted. The only way is to try though, you can't hurt anything.
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  3. Thanks!
  4. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    Northern KY
    Cab fan, hobbyist
    If the Elf has an fx loop fx return would be better.

    You actually CAN hurt something doing it as described in the OP, but it isnt likely, and using caution can prevent it. Keep in mind you are "stacking" pre amps doing it that way so use discretion With the second amp in the chain as far as eq.
  5. Unfortunately the elf does not have fx send or return.
  6. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    You will probably want to set the elf at a volume you like with just your bass, then use the line out of the Fender with the gain all the way down, and slowly raise the gain until the volume is similar. The manual says that the preamp controls the line out volume, so the lass gain you use, the lower the signal being sent to the Elf. You’ll just have to balance it all out.
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  7. I would start with both 'off' and bring them up slowly.
  8. Update:
    I just wanted to make sure I wouldn't fry anything is why I put it out here for comments. I just tried it, and it sounded great. Balancing both volumes was key. Thanks everyone!
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2020
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