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Offline broz1

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Playing guitar thru XLR input on acoustic amp.
« on: May 24, 2018, 12:22:02 AM »
Hi, thought I'd try playing my EA36 (equis 2 pre amp) thru the xlr input on the mic channel of my acoustic amp. Seems it only plays when the 1/4" jack is plugged into the guitar at the same time. Does the pre amp only kick in when the jack is plugged in? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Playing guitar thru XLR input on acoustic amp.
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 12:41:22 PM »
That's my understanding - so you pop in a "dummy" 1/4" plug to activate the pre-amp. The flip side of this is that, so long as the 1/4" is plugged in, the pre-amp is on and using battery. If you do not unplug after use, your pre-amp's battery will drain out.
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Re: Playing guitar thru XLR input on acoustic amp.
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2018, 03:35:13 PM »
As I suspected, thanks very much for the confirmation.

Offline Tony Raven

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Re: Playing guitar thru XLR input on acoustic amp.
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2018, 12:21:25 AM »
I used to pop in a 1/4"-to-1/8" headphone adapter that was sitting around. it stood out only 1/2" from the jack so wasn't in the way.

There was at least one guitar on the market with both jacks, & putting in the XLR pressed a tab that both disconnected the phone jack & activated the electronics. I've always been curious why Washburn didn't use the gimmick.
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