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#321031 - 04/06/11 06:32 PM Re: Guitar sound S910 - PA500 , build quality PA500 [Re: kami]
Uncle Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10542
Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
Hi Kami,
If your guitar amp has only one input then you are basically running two separate systems ... one guitar and amp, and one powered keyboard.
If volume is not an issue - you can still choose to run the guitar pedal into the inputs on the keyboard and send the entire mix into the guitar amp. As a rule, guitar amps don't sound great for keyboard, but there are exceptions to every rule too. Try the processor directly into the kb and see if you like the sound. If it's not what you want, then use the amp, but with only one input, the kb will need to have it's own amp if you want more volume.

The guitar amp input has no control over your guitar's pickups. It merely amplifies the output from the pickups.
Headphone jacks are more powerful than standard outputs, and can cause noise and distortion, so I would use the line outs for the best sound.
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#321079 - 04/07/11 10:40 AM Re: Guitar sound S910 - PA500 , build quality PA500 [Re: Uncle Dave]
kami Offline
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Registered: 03/25/11
Posts: 22
Hi Uncle Dave,

I am confused regarding this:
"If volume is not an issue - you can still choose to run the guitar pedal into the inputs on the keyboard and send the entire mix into the guitar amp."

Korg PA500 manual says:
"Use these unbalanced connectors to input another keyboard/synthesizer, a CD or MP3 player, or a mixer’s (non-powered)output. The signal goes directly to the final mix."

Since with guitar, the processor is used to change the input signal that comes from the guitar, what will be the use of connecting processor to keyboard inpt? since I think guitar
processor can not produce any useful signal alone.

Thanks


Edited by kami (04/07/11 10:43 AM)

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#321113 - 04/07/11 03:25 PM Re: Guitar sound S910 - PA500 , build quality PA500 [Re: kami]
Uncle Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10542
Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
Kami,
The signal from the guitar processor is unpowered, and a perfect companion to the inputs on the Korg. Even without an outboard amp, you can listen to the guitar with all the effects through the same keyboard speakers. It also allows you to practice with headphones and hear both instruments through the same mix.
Here's the order:
Guitar into processor into kb inputs.
If needed, then plug keyboard OUTPUTS into guitar AMP.
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