Tone difference: Guitar-in vs Line-in

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by alpha1, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Just made three sloppy clips at:

    1. Cleans
    2. British
    3. California

    The cleans has first track with guitar plugged into the line-in of the amp.
    If you observe the tone is slightly muddy and lacking in treble.
    The second track has guitar plugged into the guitar-in port.
    I deliberatly kept the mids high, to get a tone closer to the line-in. However if you notice, the bass and mids are still less than line-in, and treble and presence is more.

    Used TRI-AC on Plexi.
    First track is sansamp to the guitar-in. The tone has huge high-end. The low end gets removed.
    Second track is the same sansamp to the line-in port. Observe how the tone is more bassy and slightly muddy.

    Same as above. Used the Boogie setting on the sansamp.

    Conclusion: the tone coloring section of guitar amp reduces the bass, removes the muddy mids, boosts the treble and presence.

    BTW, I kept the settings on teh sansamp exactly same. So that you can hear the huge difference.
  2. shak

    shak Harrr!

    ..... agreed with the conclusion ..

    by the way you need some spring cleaning over at this soundclick id
  3. TheDevil

    TheDevil Ruler of Hell

    Oh so it does make a difference !
  4. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

  5. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Oh btw, the difference is more eveident in the Hi-Fi mode.
    Possibly because the max difference in the tone is in the high-end.

    And lo-fi cuts the high-end region.
  6. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    Hi alpha this is a pretty stupid question not related to topic but can i use this setup while recording onto my computer

    Guitar-Processor-(((((((((Amp[INPUT - OUTPUT]))))))))))- Computer
    My amp has an output that says 8ohms and says that it can be used as a head for a cab but its really big to be a head.
    Will it damage my amp if i plug the output into my computer?

    thanks dude,
  7. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Are you talking about the line-out from your amp?
  8. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    yea its a LANEY TFX1
  9. shak

    shak Harrr!

    @alpha .. get rid of the crappy ones .. they overshadow your good stuff
  10. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Everything is crappy man, there is nothing good there.
    (or here, as I type :grin: )
  11. shak

    shak Harrr!

    ^ ... modesty is one thing offensively conspicuous lie is another

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