Author Topic: Reamping box  (Read 2248 times)

Kipper4

Reamping box
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:41:38 PM »
Right fellas i'm looking for ideas for a future project namely a reamping box.
I have a few nice amps and i'd like to use them some time in the near future for reamping my recorded tracks.
Schematics, ideas, previous experiances, comments all are welcome
thanks
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J0K3RX

« Last Edit: January 16, 2013, 10:52:43 PM by J0K3RX »
Doesn't matter what you did to get it... If it sounds good, then it is good!

markmcconachie

Re: Reamping box
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 05:48:33 PM »
I have been thinking about building something like this too
Mark

Kipper4

Re: Reamping box
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 06:12:17 PM »
i checked out those little Edcor trannys. for the NY Dave reamp and those babys are real cheap.
Anyone done this box or tried these trannys?
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Projectile

Re: Reamping box
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 03:00:05 AM »
Reamping boxes are largely unnecessary and mostly popular due to marketing. You should use a reamp box if:

1. You have a ground loop hum problem (this is the number one reason why a reamp box is useful)
2. Your equipment has a high noise floor (shouldn't be a problem with most modern recording interfaces)
3. You like the tone coloration that that transformers impart on the signal
4. You like the slight high frequency roll of that they provide

Otherwise, there is really no reason to use one. The whole impedance mismatch issue is a bunch of nonsense. There is no impedance matching issues going directly from the output of a soundcard or audio interface into a guitar amp. Reamp boxes don't make your line out signal look any more like a guitar signal to a guitar amp apart from the slight high frequency roll off. Just turn your output level down to a suitable level and you will be fine. Reamp all you want. No need for a special box.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 03:07:02 AM by Projectile »