Amplug as Preamp

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by piksi, May 7, 2012.

  1. piksi

    piksi New Member

    Hello everyone,
    i'm a new guitarist and have got a cheap Signature Archtop electric(single coil).
    I want to buy a vox amPLUG ac31 and use it as a preamp and then connect to a pc and use a VST host such as amplitube.
    Will it sound good with my cheap single coil or Should i buy an electric guitar ?
    I have a small budget will it sound good on a pluto hw41ce as it has active pups?

    Sorry if its in the wrong section
     
  2. piksi

    piksi New Member

    Help? Any1
     
  3. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    Well the Vox AmPlug is a good tool for practicing with Headphones

    Regarding using it as a Preamp. I dont see much issues with it not sounding good

    But be careful coz every VOX AMPLUG has its own signature tone. So if u kinda buy a Classic. U will get the distortion. And that distorted signal will be passed on to a pc software..

    Its better to play with a Clean tone than a distorted one.

    Again..VOX AMPLUG is costly..comes for around 2500 - 3k. why dont u look out for USED Amplifiers with Headphone/Recording out instead??? Much better than getting a Vox AMPLUG imo since u r tight on budget..
     
  4. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    if you intend to use it as an interface no
    the ac30 and the bass ones are pretty good i ordered a bass amplug yesterday :)
    but guitar>amplug>computer's mic in>amplitube just wont work
    i second what mymusic said look into am used instrumental group on fb and look for some used amps
     
  5. piksi

    piksi New Member

    Have u tried line in.
    At furtados they advertise them as
    Preamps.
     
  6. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Amplug is not a good option. Get yourself an USB interface and use amplitube or Guitar rig without any issues for insanely awesome sound.
     

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