On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 11:37:43PM +0100, Simon Williams wrote:
> Actually, what instruments actually need DIing? Acoustic guitars fine.
With acoustic guitars it depends on the type of pickup. A piezo-
electric one (very high Z, normally directly connected to a guitar
amp) needs a DI-box. If it is actually a miniature electret mic with
it's own battery/preamp unit maybe the preamp output can go directly
to a mic input. Depends on the wiring. Be careful with phantom power
in that case - it could destroy the preamp if that is not designed
Professional sound engineers will use a DI-box for everything
that doesn't have a balanced XLR out. Even for high-level synth
outputs etc. which in theory could go directly to a line input.
> What about electric guitars and bass guitars?
You need a DI-box for these.
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