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Re: Best way to use EDP & tube amp w/out an effects loop?

hi Zak,

another way would be to go


the DI box could be a simple studio DI,
or some sort of valve pre-amp for guitar.
..but as to exactly what you'd need to get your sound I don't know.

The attenuator would just be a couple of resistors soldered into 
a jack plug as part of the lead going to the amp.

andy butler

Zak Kramer wrote:
> I love the sound of a great guitar through a vintage style tube amp. 
> This probably makes me somewhat of a looping oddity...I like the 
> contrast between old school sounds & new school techniques. Thing is, 
> that forces me to run the EDP in front of the amp. Some guitar/amp 
> combos fare better than others, but it's certainly a compromise. 
> Sometimes it's not even that -- it just sucks; lots of noise, 
> decapitated high end, etc.
> So, I take it that the solution is an effects loop. But it's a pretty 
> rare '62 Princeton that has an effects loop, and I'm not about to mod 
> mine so extensively.
> If I understand these things correctly, adding a mixer won't be any 
> advantage (although it'd let me use other instruments, but let's stick 
> with guitar right now.)
> So...is the solution to get a different amp with an effects loop, or is 
> there some other tactic I'm missing (which I'm hoping is the case)?
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Zak Kramer
> Crazyquilt Arts & Music
> http://www.crazyquiltarts.com/