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Tuner Question

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by LiquidMidnight, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Hey, I just recently purchased a Korg DTR-1000. I was wondering if I could use it at the input level. Currently, I have it between my preamp (Bmax) and my power amp. That's fine, but I'm almost always DIed to the board. Obviously, when I mute, I'll still be live through the mains since the unit is after my preamp. I tried hooking my bass up to the tuner's input and running a patch cable from its output to my preamp's input, but doing that resulted in a distorted muffled sound. Does there need to be a certain amount of gain produced for the singal to be strong enough to drive the preamp? I'd think it would act more like a stompbox.

  2. That's weird. I have a Sabine rack tuner and run it in front
    of my BMax with no trouble. Of course my signal is coming
    from my wireless receiver before the tuner, so maybe I'm
    picking up enough of a boost to make up any difference.

    Plus, if you have the tuner before the preamp, then you can
    obviously tune silently without bleeding into the mix.

    I hope you can get this figured out, it's puzzling.
  3. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Yes, it is quite perplexing. The wireless may be boosting your signal enough. But as I said, I figured that the tuner would be more like running a stomp box straight into an amp's input. I was thinking of purchasing the Sabine, but decided to go with the Korg instead.
  4. Mine is the old Sabine, RT1600 or something like that.
    Not that that would make much difference.
    The Korg should work just like you said, like a stomp box.

    Did you try other cables? (just a thought)