#1
If they don't could I just use a 1/4 to 1/8 plug? Would that sound fine? What if the amp only has one input? Could I combine it without messing with my guitar signal?
#2
Quote by zack7521
If they don't could I just use a 1/4 to 1/8 plug?


you could get a 1/8" TRS to 1/4" TS converter to do the job


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Would that sound fine?


prob not. guitar amps are not designed for full range signal reproduction. there is no real sub and no tweeters, so freq response will be horrendous.

you will hear something that sounds like music, and it might be loud enough for your purposes. i wouldn't expect anything more than that.


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What if the amp only has one input? Could I combine it without messing with my guitar signal?


this presents it's own problems. for example, if you are running your amp with distortion then the music will also be distorted, so that is another complication.

you could use a mixer or Y cable to mix the signals. but this is also not ideal.

if you don't care what kinda sound you get from running guitar and music through your amp, then you may like this setup.

if you want a pretty good sound then i'd recommend using a separate stereo or computer speakers (or something) to separately amplify the music.
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#3
What are you trying to do? I'd say that most practice amps and SS amps in general have an aux in. Tube amps in general don't seem to have aux ins, besides some of the more specialized and high end tube amps.
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#4
I'm using a practice amp with an aux in, but I'm getting a tube amp and am not sure if it will. I'm need it to use a metronome for practicing, and playing along to a song or backing track on my iPod.

Could I add the backing track in between the amp and cab?

I guess I'll have to plug it into a separate stereo or something.
#5
That will be a better option. Guitar speakers are not good for playing music through. The cheapo speakers in modeling amps are actually better because they usually have better range.
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Quote by zack7521
I'm using a practice amp with an aux in, but I'm getting a tube amp and am not sure if it will. I'm need it to use a metronome for practicing, and playing along to a song or backing track on my iPod.

Could I add the backing track in between the amp and cab?

I guess I'll have to plug it into a separate stereo or something.

Cant you use the old amp to practice with the metronome/aux input and the tube amp for just playing
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I was thinking of selling it, but yeah, I guess so. Thanks for the advice.
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I was thinking of selling it, but yeah, I guess so. Thanks for the advice.


What amp is it? Practice amps are generally a pain to sell and not worth much. Probably worth it to just keep it around for backup/practice/an amp to leave at a buddies place, etc.
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#10
I'd definitely hang on to it. It'll be useful in the future.
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prob not. guitar amps are designed for full range signal reproduction. there is no real sub and no tweeters, so freq response will be horrendous.


What makes you say that?
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What makes you say that?


I'd bet a million bucks he meant aren't designed for full range production.
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#13
few quick thoughts.

if you have a smartphone, there are free apps for metronomes. so your phone could do it. they are convenient.

i have studio monitors i plug my ipod into for when i practice with backing tracks/etc. they can get pretty loud enough. certainly louder than you need to be practicing at (IMO) only downfall is i don't have anywhere to charge it where it is at.

also there are handheld tuners that have simple metronomes. i be you can find a korg one for $20. may sound stupid, but you can never have too many tuners around. i probably have a dozen, i bought like 10 when they were blowing out the musiciansfriend line of tuners for $2.

use old amp. the modeling amps are better suited for full range music than a typical guitar speaker. most of the speakers are significantly closer to full range than a typical guitar speaker.
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What makes you say that?


a bunch of stuff, but mainly because guitar amps only come with a 8" to 15" drivers with no tweeters or crossovers or anything that stuff like HiFi systems use to provide full range output.

edit: er, i just saw that i meant to say "guitar amps are not designed for full range signal reproduction."
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a bunch of stuff, but mainly because guitar amps only come with a 8" to 15" drivers with no tweeters or crossovers or anything that stuff like HiFi systems use to provide full range output.


He was asking why you thought they were designed for full range, which is what you said, which was probably a typo.
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Quote by gumbilicious
a bunch of stuff, but mainly because guitar amps only come with a 8" to 15" drivers with no tweeters or crossovers or anything that stuff like HiFi systems use to provide full range output.

edit: er, i just saw that i meant to say "guitar amps are not designed for full range signal reproduction."


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