Using the Speaker output will fry most DI boxes as the pad wont be
enough. usually the pad takes the line level signal down enough to make it mic level.
Speaker level will be way higher.....
The output after the amp head raw
sounds quite brittle. There are dedicated boxes out there for guitars which incude a
speaker simulator to add some of that warmth back to the signal. We Use 2 Redboxes
(http://www.thomann.de/de/hugheskettner_red_box_classic.htm) on guitars and I supplement
it by adding the mic channel to give back some of the warmth. Palmer do a really nice one
with simulator switches. (http://www.thomann.de/gb/palmer_pdi09.htm)
however can't be used as standard DI boxes.
If your looking for something a
bit more versatile Emo (E520) do one that has Line ins and on the opposite side it has
speaker ins so you can get the best of both worlds. But you'll end up with the more
brittle sounding guitar as there is no processing in there. Radial J48 also has this
feature and do sound REALLY nice on acoustics too!
I have used all of them.
and I still go back to using a mic or using it along side a mic.....
space is an issue to using a mic Mic stand getting in the way etc..... have a look at
zbars as an alternative they can give you the use of mics without having stands on stage.
or a flat mic say a e906/e609.
another down side to only running DI's on
guitar amps is allot of amps don't have speaker outputs. you ether have to solder cables
on to the speaker terminals to make it possible, or install a connector on the am
Edited by Polaris (21/04/12 11:47 PM)