#1
Ok, I'm sorry to make a thread about this, and I'll probably delete when I get an answer, I just didn't know where to post this:

Can you run a pedal before a Vox Amplug? I know the line level of the pedal isn't much more than the guitar alone, but it is more... So would this damage the AmPlug?

Edit: I know this will work, but my question is long-term could it be damaging.
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#2
Sounds like it would work ok.

These things are supposed to work with active pickups, which have a much higher output than passive pups and even a HEAVY boost, so I think you're safe.

Your eardrums, on the other hand...

Just keep the headphones to a reasonable level!
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Ok, I'm sorry to make a thread about this, and I'll probably delete when I get an answer, I just didn't know where to post this:

Can you run a pedal before a Vox Amplug? I know the line level of the pedal isn't much more than the guitar alone, but it is more... So would this damage the AmPlug?

Edit: I know this will work, but my question is long-term could it be damaging.


Not sure sure. Is it made to accept a line-level input? If not, you could toast the thing. That's what happened to my old interface when I attempted to use a line-level device on the instrument in
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Not sure sure. Is it made to accept a line-level input? If not, you could toast the thing. That's what happened to my old interface when I attempted to use a line-level device on the instrument in

Hrmmm, I'll read the specs to see. This is what I was worried about.

Rutch: I thought of that... Active pick-ups are probably damn near the output of a pedal, right? So that may be the answer to my question above.
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#5
you badass, wanting to b00st an amplug

i have no idea if it's safe or not.
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#6
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you badass, wanting to b00st an amplug

i have no idea if it's safe or not.

No, I want to use the Amplug to test out my new Memory Boy.
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#7
I doubt the model is built to handle being boosted the way a real tube preamp section would...but I can't imagine it would physically damage the unit. Unless you used CorduroyEW's infamous 25K, neodymium 'Beefbucker' pickup, anyway.
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No, I want to use the Amplug to test out my new Memory Boy.


you badass
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I doubt the model is built to handle being boosted the way a real tube preamp section would...but I can't imagine it would physically damage the unit. Unless you used CorduroyEW's infamous 25K, neodymium 'Beefbucker' pickup, anyway.

I guess I should have clarified in the OP:

I don't want to boost it, I want to use delay and modulations with it... ie. Memory Boy

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Actually quite the opposite. I figure I'm going to be spending at least an hour or so playing with settings on the MB, and don't' want my roommates to have to listen to 2 hours of weird noises...
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#10
yeah, i'm only joking. As i said, I don't know whether it's safe or not EDIT: captain obvious to the rescue, perhaps, but have you considered emailing vox?
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yeah, i'm only joking. As i said, I don't know whether it's safe or not EDIT: captain obvious to the rescue, perhaps, but have you considered emailing vox?

Captain Obvious and I don't talk much... No I haven't. I will now... Thanks, I will post back their response, for posterity's sake.
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cool, thanks
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#13
It works fine with my wah pedal, should be fine.
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#14
Why are your pedals line level? I adjust my pedals so the volume in bypass is near the volume with the pedal on. That makes the pedal instrument level. Regardless it shouldn't harm the amPlug.
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Why are your pedals line level? I adjust my pedals so the volume in bypass is near the volume with the pedal on. That makes the pedal instrument level. Regardless it shouldn't harm the amPlug.

Wow, excellent post. I do the same thing, I just didn't know that actually brings the current down to instrument levels. Thanks.
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#16
It will be just fine. I run a boost in front of my AC30 amplug all the time and have even used a preamp line out from an amp to boost it. If it can handle EMGs, it can handle pedals.
#17
see colin's a badass, b00sting an amplug.
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#18
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see colin's a badass, b00sting an amplug.

**** yeah! I'm gonna run 3 tubescreamers in front of it and RAWK!!
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#20
Vox finally got back to me:

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Guitar effects pedals generally process instrument and line level signals. Unless the pedals you are considering feature headphone outputs, you will need to plug the guitar into your effects pedals first, then plug the AmPlug itself directly to the output of the last pedal in the chain so that you can hear the resulting sound through headphones.

Doesn't exactly answer my question, but by suggesting I do it, he must mean it is OK...
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yeah... strange. unless he thought you were asking about whether to plug the amplug into the guitar and then plug the pedals after the amplug...
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#22
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yeah... strange. unless he thought you were asking about whether to plug the amplug into the guitar and then plug the pedals after the amplug...

Ya I think that is what he was thinking... Oh well though, I've been doing this all week, so it must be OK. I just mind the old eardrums, especially with run-away-delays...
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Yeah, if you want to run reverb, delay, chorus pedals then you would put them after the amPlug. You would need a 1/8" stereo to 1/4" mono adapter and you'd be fine. Since the output of the amPlug is designed for headphones, the volume control on the amPlug should be kept fairly low. Highly unlikely you'd get any damage from having it too high. Just some clipping and harsh tones. Experiment and have fun. I have a couple amPlugs but never gave much thought about plugging them into my pedals.
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Yeah, if you want to run reverb, delay, chorus pedals then you would put them after the amPlug. You would need a 1/8" stereo to 1/4" mono adapter and you'd be fine. Since the output of the amPlug is designed for headphones, the volume control on the amPlug should be kept fairly low. Highly unlikely you'd get any damage from having it too high. Just some clipping and harsh tones. Experiment and have fun. I have a couple amPlugs but never gave much thought about plugging them into my pedals.

Why would you run time based effects after the amplug? I ran my whole pedalboard before the amplug, then put the amplug on the last pedal of the chain, like the Vox guy says... That worked fine.

It works out great, I use the amplug to play with my board at night, and that way I get my levels all set up and settings where I want them for the daytime... I have to make the most of the time when I have the house to myself, which is tonight!
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Most people prefer to run time based and modulation FX after distortion. If you're using an AC30 amPlug and keeping the gain low just to use it as a clean headphone amp then what I said doesn't apply.

I guess I'm confused by the last few posts. I thought the Vox guy did answer your question by saying it's ok to run pedals in front.
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Most people prefer to run time based and modulation FX after distortion. If you're using an AC30 amPlug and keeping the gain low just to use it as a clean headphone amp then what I said doesn't apply.

I guess I'm confused by the last few posts. I thought the Vox guy did answer your question by saying it's ok to run pedals in front.

Oh, ok ya I see now. I don't really turn up the gain much on that thing, though it actually sounds pretty good, I prefer clean or fuzz.

After re-reading my question to him, he thought I was wondering if the output of the Amplug would damage my pedals, not the other way around... I was pretty clear, but I can see how he thought that. Anyway like I said, him explaining how I would run the Amplug AFTER the pedals tells me that it must be OK. If not, I got documentation that he told me to...
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Ya I think that is what he was thinking... Oh well though, I've been doing this all week, so it must be OK. I just mind the old eardrums, especially with run-away-delays...


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