#1
ok so i have a crate vtx200s amp an di was wondering if i could plug a mic into it and use it at the same time as playing guitar? if so are there any drawbacks to doing this?
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#3
assuming you use distortion/overdrive, the onboard amp distortion will distort the mic as well, I think you'll be fine if you use a distortion pedal though.
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well i dont really use my onboard distortion much anymore cuz o fthe pedals i use now.

and how do you plug a mic up to one anyway?
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#6
does the amp have 2 inputs?
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not two where a guitar goes but it has 4 for the speakers in the back
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#8


what?

try pluging the mic into the FX loop return.

EDIT: if it's a parallel loop, not series, anyway.
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#9
well it has two inputs (on the back) for the left speaker and two for the right the it as two inputs for effects (ive only used it for an EQ) then it has a jack for the footswitch.
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#10
if your amp has an Aux In (cube 30), then you will need a preamp to boost it so it's audible.
if it's a separate input, then of course, whatever you do to the OTHER input will not affect the other one.
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well it has two inputs (on the back) for the left speaker and two for the right the it as two inputs for effects (ive only used it for an EQ) then it has a jack for the footswitch.


The speaker jacks are outputs, not inputs, you can't plug a mic in there or through the footswitch jack. The FX jacks are most likely an FX-loop, as in one is an input and one is an output. You could feasibly plug the mic into the FX-loop input while your guitar is plugged into the front of the amp. It's probably not going to sound too stellar and there IS a chance that this could make all of your body's molecules fly completely apart at the exact same time, the instant after your nuts pop off and roll down the street before they're carried off in the mouth of a kinkajou (possibly Paris Hilton's, depending on where you live), brought into the dining room of it's owner and plopped onto her plate of spaghetti and meatballs, thereafter being consumed by the unlucky homeowner, your defenseless testes last moment on earth before being impaled by a spork. You'd die painfully, without dignity or grace, but the upside is, it'd be pretty cool if Paris Hilton ended up eating your testicular undersack, only moments after your death by dissolution. And it's not likely her mouth is any stranger to the taste and feel of objects of a scrotal nature anyway.

The morals here being A: be careful how you plug a mic into a guitar amp and don't expect it to sound great, and B: don't own kinkajous.
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The speaker jacks are outputs, not inputs, you can't plug a mic in there or through the footswitch jack. The FX jacks are most likely an FX-loop, as in one is an input and one is an output. You could feasibly plug the mic into the FX-loop input while your guitar is plugged into the front of the amp. It's probably not going to sound too stellar and there IS a chance that this could make all of your body's molecules fly completely apart at the exact same time, the instant after your nuts pop off and roll down the street before they're carried off in the mouth of a kinkajou (possibly Paris Hilton's, depending on where you live), brought into the dining room of it's owner and plopped onto her plate of spaghetti and meatballs, thereafter being consumed by the unlucky homeowner, your defenseless testes last moment on earth before being impaled by a spork. You'd die painfully, without dignity or grace, but the upside is, it'd be pretty cool if Paris Hilton ended up eating your testicular undersack, only moments after your death by dissolution. And it's not likely her mouth is any stranger to the taste and feel of objects of a scrotal nature anyway.

The morals here being A: be careful how you plug a mic into a guitar amp and don't expect it to sound great, and B: don't own kinkajous.



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Anyways to threadstarter,

The singer in my band uses a mic through a guitar amp. He puts it on clean setting though because there's a huge amount of feedback coming from the amp otherwise.

We found that the external speaker doesn't work with plugging in a microphone.
Like Matt posted above, try using the FX loop ?