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Lee Baucum


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Post Posted 7 Jul 2018 8:02 pm     Reply with quote

My old Evans amplifier doesn't have a direct out; but, it does have an ext. speaker jack on the back.

Do you know of any direct boxes designed to take a signal directly from that quarter-inch speaker out?
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Post Posted 8 Jul 2018 6:59 am     Reply with quote

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Bill A. Moore


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Silver City, New Mexico, USA
Post Posted 8 Jul 2018 2:00 pm     Reply with quote

Whirlwind Director works great!
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Kevin Mincke


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Farmington, MN (Twin Cities-South Metro) USA
Post Posted 8 Jul 2018 3:18 pm     Reply with quote

Peavey used to make a couple (3) variations of the EDI if you find one....
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Bill Burch


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Post Posted 8 Jul 2018 5:33 pm     Reply with quote

Lee,

You can't take a regular direct box and feed it with the output of your amplifier. You'll ruin the amp, which is expecting to see a 4 or 8 ohm load from the speaker.

If you want to record the output of the amp, you'll need a special/expensive output box that simulates the speaker load.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TorpedoCap4--two-notes-torpedo-captor-reactive-loadbox-di-and-attenuator-4-ohm

What you CAN do is plug the guitar into a direct box like the Whirlwind Director or others and run the output to your amp (1/4" jack) and recording rig/house PA (XLR balanced out).

Bill
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post Posted 8 Jul 2018 8:14 pm     Reply with quote

I just remembered that I have one of these:

http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/processors/s-class-mini/sdirect/

The input is switchable between guitar and speaker.

It looks like this may be what I need.

Perhaps one of you more tech savvy guys could look at the downloadable (is that even a word?) specs and confirm.

"Switchable input level handles instrument and speaker levels"
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Chris Reesor


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British Columbia, Canada
Post Posted 8 Jul 2018 9:33 pm     Reply with quote

Should work fine, Lee, but you aren't going to get your speaker's important contribution to your sound in the direct signal. You may find it can work for you with careful EQ on the board; only one way to find out.
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Jack Stoner


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Post Posted 9 Jul 2018 2:17 am     Reply with quote

I (and at least one other that reported) have found the direct out on a Quilter Steelaire is actually better than using a mike for recording. Actually, I've mostly recorded steel direct for years.

The Quilter and some Peavey steel amps have an XLR out that is compensated to emulate miking a speaker.
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Lee Baucum


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Post Posted 9 Jul 2018 5:16 am     Reply with quote

I failed to mention that this would be for bandstand use, not recording.
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