#1
So my band is attempting a "quiet" practice tonight and we're gonna try running everything DI with our drummer's electric kit so we won't wake up his neighbors or anything and we'll all have headphones and yadda yadda. My question is, is there any possible way for me to run my Boogie DI even tho there isn't a dedicated "Direct output" on it? I've got the 3 channel multi-watt Dual rectifier and the manual doesn't help much.
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#2
****Wait for someone else to chime in because I could be wrong AND YOU WOULD DESTROY YOUR AMP****

The manual says the FX loop is serial, in that case running a cable from the FX send to the DI will allow you to get the preamp's signal. Since it's serial, it SHOULD cut the signal off from ever reaching the power amp. This is important, because if it doesn't and you don't have a speaker connected, it could ruin the amp.

There's also a slave output which would be perfect, but then you'd still need a load on the power amp.
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#3
Keep it hooked up to a cab at all times.

You will be running the preamp signal out as tas38 said, but it won't sound very good unless you've got a power amp/cab emulator running as well. Do you have a SS amp you could bring instead? That would be the ideal solution to this problem...
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#4
Quote by LaidBack
Keep it hooked up to a cab at all times.

You will be running the preamp signal out as tas38 said, but it won't sound very good unless you've got a power amp/cab emulator running as well. Do you have a SS amp you could bring instead? That would be the ideal solution to this problem...


The only SS I've got is a small spider 3 15 watt lol
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#5
Well, that may be your best bet. Honestly, if it's a "quiet" practice, I can't see the electric drum set being set much louder than a 15 watt SS practice amp.

Warning: practice will be a lot less fun when quiet
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#6
Well everyone else has an amp with a simulated DI. Bassist has a Behringer head and my rhythm guitarist has a Blackstar HT somethin, can't remember off the top of my head right now. We literally can't make a noise louder than my drummer hitting his pads so that's why we're doing this.
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#7
Get a cheap old pod...like a 2.0 or an XT (or X3 if you're lucky).
That would be your best bet for your current situation.
Dragging around a tube amp head + cab for "quiet" practice is just a real pain and very silly.
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Well everyone else has an amp with a simulated DI. Bassist has a Behringer head and my rhythm guitarist has a Blackstar HT somethin, can't remember off the top of my head right now. We literally can't make a noise louder than my drummer hitting his pads so that's why we're doing this.


....so wait...

How are you going to hear everything then? Is everyone going into a mixer then wearing headphones? or just being really ****ing quiet?

Just use the Spider. Or find a new practice space
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#9
I'm not sure how good the Dual Rec sounds at low volumes, but for late night playing with my Mark IV I drop the volume REALLY low, mic it, run it through an interface and listen with headphones. Would that work for you?
#10
What i've seen many people do is use an isolation cabinet (should you make one or get your hands on one) and take the signal from the mic and go from there.
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#11
Quote by LaidBack
....so wait...

How are you going to hear everything then? Is everyone going into a mixer then wearing headphones? or just being really ****ing quiet?

Just use the Spider. Or find a new practice space


+1

At that volume it's not even going to matter if you're using your Dual Rec or not.
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