suggestions on hooking mic up to guitar pedals

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by emeralds, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. emeralds

    emeralds Member

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    plan on using one of my reverb pedals on my vocals. was told i need an impedance transformer between my mic (SM58) and pedal (either RV5 or holy grail). want something reasonably cheap as its for minimal use to only serve this specific purpose only.

    trying to decide what would be best between the following:

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    shure a95uf. mic plugs into a95uf. a95uf into pedal. clean and easy. or a similarly priced di box such as the behringer di400p, which i believe is supposed to do the same thing, though i'm not sure how the hookup would be in my situation:

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    basically i already understand how the first choice works but if there's to be a noticeably better sound going something similar to the second option i'd go for that.
     
  2. snacker

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    i've been doing option 1 for years and it works great - the other thing i've done is just use one of the aux s/r at the board for my vocal rig - i dont know how you could use a DI with no XLR i
     
  3. emeralds

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    yeah option 1 looks best if it's not compromising of sound at all. simplest setup, keeps things as compact as possible as this is just for a small bedroom setup. i would not even be considering a DI box but initally emailed EHX and told them what i wanted to use their pedal for and that's what they told me i needed.

    also would there be any reason to pick up a second one to go inbetween my guitar/pedal connection as well?
     
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  4. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    the DI box is basically that first thingy but backwards. a female-to-female xlr adapter on one end and a guitar cable on the other and you're there.

    either way, it'll work in a garage-y, lo-fi kind of way.

    if you want "real" vocal effects that sound clear, you run them from an aux out on a mixing board.
     

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