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Rack wiring

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ilnickyJ, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. I have a Hartke HA5500 in a rack and have added the Korg Pitchblack Pro rack tuner and a Line 6 G55 wireless. How do I link them. Obviously input of the head to the output of the tuner but then there are 2 inputs on the tuner to go to the Wireless which is mic level. So do I use Input 1 on the front. Or input 2 on the back which is line level, I would prefer to use input 2 so I don't have to come back to the front of the rack again. Does it make a difference which input I use?
  2. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    I would plug the bass into the wireless, then go from the output on the wireless to the input on tuner and from the output of the tuner to the input on the amp.
  3. I know the wiring chain but want to know what input on the tuner to use. Would input 2 (line level) be okay to use?
  4. Probably not, as there is a big difference between instrument level and line level.

    That input is used for amps that have a tuner out, or allows the use of your amps line out or allows use in the FX loop.
  5. I use a wireless and a korg rack tuner, what i do is run the wireless to the amp then run a separate signal to the tuner. Depending on the head ill use a tuner out jack or pre amp out jack on the head. This way doesn't allow you to mute and tune but it keeps the tuner from sucking tone.

    For silent tuning i have another tuner on my pedalboard. So its pedalboard tuner between songs and if i hear something off and want to check it or fix it while playing i look at the rack mount.
  6. The Line6 has a dedicated tuner out, which I believe is instrument level. When you mute the G55, the tuner out still works so you can tune silently, and it keeps the tuner out of the signal chain.
  7. How does a rack tuner in the audio chain "suck tone" any more than running through a pedal board tuner and the rest the pedal board's contents?
  8. Because everything on my pedalboard is connected to a boss ls2 so i can take it out of my signal chain when not using it and the tone suck from running through the ls2 is basically nonexistant buch better than my korg tuner.
  9. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    My racked setup has my wireless going directly to my amp, and my tuner into my amp's tuner out - that way, my tuner isn't in my signal chain... I installed a mute button on the rack, that's plugged into the amp - that way, I can mute to tune or switch basses, or take a quick look at the tuner while playing...

    I'm using a DTR-2000 tuner, XDR-95 wireless, and Mesa M-pulse 600 in an SKB 4U ATA rackcase, with a Belkin surge strip powering everything up - it's by far the most convenient setup I've ever used for bass...

    - georgestrings
  10. I've got it all set up okay. Guitar, wireless, tuner, amp. But every time I press the mute button I get a pop. How can I stop this?