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tuner output - level?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lexington125, Feb 22, 2014.


  1. lexington125

    lexington125

    Sep 11, 2013
    hollywood, baby......
    Disclosures:
    someday I will find 4 or 5 other guys who want to play the blues the way it was played before it became all about guitar heroics
    Using the Aguilar Tone Hammer 350 as an example - if you are using the front panel XLR line level output as a direct send to the PA system, could you use the tuner output (ONLY other non-speaker output) as another feed? What level are tuner outputs? I'm guessing that they are very low output as most tuners are capable of taking the signal from a passive bass. So the tuner output is probably not strong enough to feed a power amp directly; you would probably need a preamp to bump up the tuner output to a level hot enough for the power amp input - correct?
     
  2. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Correct. Running the tuner out into a power amp's line might actually work, but it may or may not sound good, and it definitely wouldn't crank to the full ability of the power amp. Shouldn't damage anything to try, though.
     
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