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Running amp through PA (Stupid Question)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jazzbo, Dec 8, 2000.


  1. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Okay, I've never actually ran my amp through a PA. What output jack on my head (Peavey Firebass) do I use, and what type of cable?
     
  2. Matthias

    Matthias

    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    The 'low z balanced line out' of the firebass is designed for that purpose, you need a microphone cable (XLR pins).
    But I guess you could also use the pre-amp out and connect it to the line input of the mixer using a guitar cable. What I would not do is connect the pre-amp out to the low z input of the mixer - I understand that the level of the pre-amp out is too high for that.
    Using the balanced line out pre-EQ gives you the same result as if you plug the bass directly into the PA by using a DI-box.
    I personally never use the post-EQ signal of my H&K because you need different EQ settings on the PA anyway, and this also gives me the possibility to change my EQ-settings without confusing the sound man.

    Matthias
     
  3. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Thanks for the help!