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    I play in a church, and have been plugging ny strat into a PA system, but the sound isn't great. I'm using my hot rod amp instead. The sound is much better, but we lack the simple control a mixing board offers. I don't want to mic the amp.

    Can I use a direct box in between the guitar and PA? If so, which one?

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    Not sure why you wouldn't want to mic the amp and run it into the PA but if space saving or not wishing to faff about with a mic & stand is the issue then this ingenious device does away with that:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=amEzyAfnIrY

    But if you're intent on a Di box, then something like this:

    https://www.ratvalveamps.com/dummy-load

    Alternatively, I have a Yamaha THR10 which will feed a PA and does a great job (can be mic'd or use the headphone out into the board), so something small and portable like that can be used to great effect:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8q09xG1gxw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Bb View Post
    Not sure why you wouldn't want to mic the amp and run it into the PA but if space saving or not wishing to faff about with a mic & stand is the issue then this ingenious device does away with that:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=amEzyAfnIrY

    But if you're intent on a Di box, then something like this:

    https://www.ratvalveamps.com/dummy-load

    Alternatively, I have a Yamaha THR10 which will feed a PA and does a great job (can be mic'd or use the headphone out into the board), so something small and portable like that can be used to great effect:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8q09xG1gxw
    Thanks - after an evening of researching this, I realise that I was already plugging into a DI box - and just didn't know it - so that option isn't a great idea. I'm guessing we'll just need to mic the amp.

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    I've used a Yamaha processor with effects and amp simulation as a front end to go into a P.A. with good results.

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    I play at a church where they don't want a lot of stage volume. I run out of my amp into a Radial JDX 48 direct box, and then through a long speaker cord to my speaker cabinet, which actually backstage where it can't bother anyone. I can crank it up about as loud as I want and get a great tone sent to the main PA. Everybody's happy.
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