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Line Out Clarification

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by Fatknuckle, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Fatknuckle

    Fatknuckle Tele-Holic

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    Jun 28, 2012
    Gainesville FL
    For the Ceriatone Lightning as an example, there is a Line Out jack attached to the 8-ohm lead of the impedance switch. With the addition of 3.3K and 22K resistors to the jack, it can be supposedly be used for recording, output to a PA, yadayadayada...

    My quesiton would be, does this stilll require a speaker load plugged into the output jacks, or can the line out serve as the load (without using a speaker) for such purposes without resulting in a fiery amp death?:?:
     

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  2. Badside

    Badside Tele-Meister

    No. You still need a speaker connected. The line-out is too high an impedance, almost an open circuit as far as the OT sees it.

    You could run the speaker out into a resistive load if you want perfect silence. I've done it with smaller amps (record the line out, use a plug-in for cab sim), but you lose the interaction between the amp and the speakers... unless you can build or buy a reactive load.

    But the short answer is no.
     
  3. Fatknuckle

    Fatknuckle Tele-Holic

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    Jun 28, 2012
    Gainesville FL
    Short and to the point works, thanks!
     
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