Will the dbx 234s Crossover Work?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by firstnamelast, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. firstnamelast

    firstnamelast Guest

    Jun 16, 2017
    I'm splitting into a guitar and bass amp currently with an ABY pedal. I want a crossover for this and I've read that this crossover can do the job. But it's line level and most crossovers seem to be as well.

    I've got one coming in on Monday, any chance I could mess something up by using this crossover by itself? There's also supposed to be a way to hook these up through your fx loop if need be, does anybody know how that goes? Or does anyone know of any other alternatives?

    I know about the Rolls SX21, it has a headroom of +10 dBV which should work, but the controls seem pretty limited plus no phase switches. Probably what I should've started out with haha but you never know.
  2. If you're using the crossover at instrument level it probably won't work.
    The audio levels and impedances are too different.
    It also looks like it is balanced audio.
    Instrument cables are unbalanced.

    By messing something up, will it blow up your equipment?
    Probably not, but then this all seems like a strange arrangement to me and I'm not sure what you hope to accomplish. So I can't guarantee that it won't mess something up because we don't have all the info.

    You might be able to use this in the the effects loop of one of the amps and also feed the output to the other amp's loop input. You still might have to deal with the balanced/unbalanced situation. But if you can make up proper cables you can get around that.

    So in all of this, you are splitting a bass signal to go to a bass amp and a guitar amp... one that has guitar speakers?

    It seems like a lot of effort for what? I'm not sure. Perhaps it would help if you explain what outcome you expect from this.
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    firstnamelast Guest

    Jun 16, 2017
    I'm just trying to split the signal and send it to my guitar amp/speakers too. It's a combo amp, I want to cut off the lows going to the guitar speakers to keep them from failing. It's been done before in the past with crossovers I just don't know how lol. What about the Rolls SX21? I'm assuming that thing would work no problem.
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    firstnamelast Guest

    Jun 16, 2017
    I considered an equalizer too but I assumed it wouldn't do as well. I'm not too sure to be honest
  5. Answered on your first thread.
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    firstnamelast Guest

    Jun 16, 2017
    I appreciate it thank you
  7. I guess what I was trying to ask, was why the guitar amp in the mix at all.
    What does it bring to the table that couldn't be done with just one amp?
    Without knowing that, it seems like a lot if time, trouble, expense and for what?
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    firstnamelast Guest

    Jun 16, 2017
    It sounds good with my bass lol it's a really killer guitar amp in my opinion
  9. You like how the bass amp sounds. I get that.

    And the guitar amp is "really killer."
    Or the bass amp makes a "really killer" guitar amp?

    This doesn't answer my question.

    What does the guitar amp bring to this combination that is worth doing all of this?
    How does having the guitar amp and the bass amp running together make things so much better than with the bass amp alone? Especially given that you have to go to the trouble to split the signal AND THEN protect the guitar amp from the bass?
  10. firstnamelast

    firstnamelast Guest

    Jun 16, 2017
    My guitar amp is a killer guitar amp. My bass gets nice guitar tones out of it
  11. Great!
    What makes them work better together that you can't have with the bass amp alone?
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  12. I have done it with three channels with a sub, mid 2x10, and guitar amp. Neat fun and one way to skin the cat.
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    firstnamelast Guest

    Jun 16, 2017
    Guitar tones of course!

    I can't wait to noodle around lol