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#1 FuNkShUi

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 10:19 PM

So I play guitar in a acoustic duo.
Recently been thinking about using electric guitar for a few numbers.
Doesn't need to be loud, as I would like to DI from it into our PA.
I know I could mic it, but wanted to see what small amps have a DI?
Any recommendations? Or any advice?
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Posted 02 January 2016 - 10:33 PM

A secondhand Tech 21 Trademark 10 might do nicely.
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Posted 03 January 2016 - 12:35 AM

Make sure it's got some kind of speaker simulation or it will sound sh*t.

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:05 PM

The Tech 21 doesn't have a DI though does it?
Rhys, I played through my dads Roland cube, and that sounded great. Would be ideal, but I'd prefer not to mic

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:50 PM

View PostFuNkShUi, on 03 January 2016 - 07:05 PM, said:

The Tech 21 doesn't have a DI though does it?

I think it does. It's on the underside of the chassis.

They can go for under £100, as well.

Edited by KK Jale, 03 January 2016 - 07:52 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 10:18 AM

Ah ok, thats great.

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 08:09 AM

Why not just use a multi effects type thing with an amp sim on it like the Zoom G3 or Vox Tonelab. Just go straight into the PA. Easier to lug around too.
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Posted 18 January 2016 - 04:10 PM

Hughes & Kettner Tubemeisters have "redbox" DI output, which also simulates the speaker..... sounds great! Also has built-in attenuator for quiet stage volume.... but unless you want to drive a cab onstage, a decent multi-FX / modeller should do the same job nicely, at lower cost + less gear-lugging.
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 09:35 AM

Here's a thought. It's a bit different, but...

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 11:29 AM

View Postroman_sub, on 18 January 2016 - 04:10 PM, said:

Hughes & Kettner Tubemeisters have "redbox" DI output, which also simulates the speaker..... sounds great! Also has built-in attenuator for quiet stage volume.... but unless you want to drive a cab onstage, a decent multi-FX / modeller should do the same job nicely, at lower cost + less gear-lugging.

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 01:46 PM

Blackstar and Hughes and Kettner amps have a DI or line out, as does the Fender Super Champ.
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Posted 07 February 2016 - 01:02 PM

H&K Red Box equipped amps are brilliant. I have a Tube 50 combo with one fitted. There is very little difference IMO between the DI output and the sound of the speaker mic'd up with an SM57.

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 07:45 AM

View PostBigRedX, on 07 February 2016 - 01:02 PM, said:

H&K Red Box equipped amps are brilliant. I have a Tube 50 combo with one fitted. There is very little difference IMO between the DI output and the sound of the speaker mic'd up with an SM57.

Is there anywhere in the UK you can get these? I cant seem to find any...

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 07:46 AM

Thank you for the suggestions everyone. Im struggling to find any to try out, which seems to be my biggest issue here

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 08:58 PM

http://www.jhs.co.uk...andkettner.html try this....
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