Only XLR mic cables available - How connect my Guitar & FX?

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  1. TheKermitC

    TheKermitC Member

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    Sometimes in Church I have only mic XLR cables available to connect my guitar and FX ( basically detach a mic and use the cable for my guitar) .. because sometime the line inputs are not available.

    XLR to mono converters are quite noisy . I have tried this

    What do you think is the best and CORRECT way to connect my guitar to the mic cable.
    I mostly use my Taylor Acoustic to be precise

    Those LR Baggs DI boxes seem quite costly.... surely there must be an efficient solution?
     
  2. rickenbackerkid

    rickenbackerkid Member

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    Any cheap DI box. The Whirlwind IMP is great and cheap.
     
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  3. Papanate

    Papanate Gold Supporting Member

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    IMO the Radial Pro DI is the way to go - as 8len8 noted.

    If you budget isn't up to $99 - then the Behringer DI400P
    at $20 will do. The Radial won't color your sound - the
    Behringer is not supposed too either - but it does. Of course
    that can be compensated for at the mixer.
     
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  4. TheKermitC

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    Thanks for the tip
     
  5. rumbletone

    rumbletone Silver Supporting Member

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    I find that a microphone actually works well in such circumstances - plug a mic into the mic cable, and place it in front the guitar. :)

    Only half joking - I have a show running 4 nights next week, and the MD was saying at last rehearsal that FoH wants a line feed from my rig. That's fine if your rig is built around amp, speaker, and mic sims (which seems more and more common these days), but I'm hoping to convince them that it is easier - and will sound much better - to just mic my cab (which is there regardless).

    For acoustic, a decent DI is the way to go - assuming you're happy with the existing pickup/mic. At pretty much every venue I play, they'll use a DI into an xlr input even if there are TS instrument inputs available - less chance of noise, etc.
     
  6. TheKermitC

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    yes I would..but I use some FX pedals ...so from my last pedal ( WET ) it needs to go to an XLR source
     
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    Behringer AD 121
     

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