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    That is a 'general rule' many people follow. I haven't done any tests myself on the matter though. With that said, I have an active box but all my guitars/ bass have passive pickups.

    With anything in the recording world, it's all about what sounds best for that application.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamanda~SD View Post

    With anything in the recording world, it's all about what sounds best for that application.
    This. Ultimately, no one cares what the impedance is. Does it sound good to you?
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    I’m going to try setting my computer up for audio this weekend.
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    If your guitar tone is clean and phasey, funky, scooped, or Mark Knopflered, -Using a DI is preferred in many cases over an amp -especially Single Coils

    Listen to any classic Curtis Mayfield for example -all that Guitar is a phantom powered DI straight into the console.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    If your guitar tone is clean and phasey, funky, scooped, or Mark Knopflered, -Using a DI is preferred in many cases over an amp -especially Single Coils

    Listen to any classic Curtis Mayfield for example -all that Guitar is a phantom powered DI straight into the console.
    I’ll keep that in mind. Sometimes I use Strats with scooped singlecoil tones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    If your guitar tone is clean and phasey, funky, scooped, or Mark Knopflered, -Using a DI is preferred in many cases over an amp -especially Single Coils

    Listen to any classic Curtis Mayfield for example -all that Guitar is a phantom powered DI straight into the console.
    It kinda depends what pre-amp is in the console and how the signal is processed.

    *Most* recorded guitar is actually either micced or through plug ins through an interface. I don't *think* DI is done that much. Unless you are referring to DI as through an interface and plug ins. I would venture to say that there is a lot more digital recording with plug ins than people think.

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    I probably don’t want to run amp sim plug-ins all the time. I should have bought a Power Mac if I wanted to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Guy View Post
    It kinda depends what pre-amp is in the console and how the signal is processed.

    *Most* recorded guitar is actually either micced or through plug ins through an interface. I don't *think* DI is done that much. Unless you are referring to DI as through an interface and plug ins. I would venture to say that there is a lot more digital recording with plug ins than people think.
    Good point -Probably should have clarified my comment -by DI -I mean converting the output signal of a guitar to line level (and before a ADC of course) without the use of an amp and Mic and Mic Preamp etc. Either by an external box or interface. I prefer old external DI -Modern Interfaces tend to have less than stellar interaction directly with guitar pickups. Mayfield like so many Motown/Soul/Blues/Funk players were using late 60s UTC DI boxes straight into preferred RCA, NEVE and later SoundCraft consoles -how do I know? I have 2 UTC boxes he gave me when I was young.

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    Curtis Mayfield never gave me any DI boxes.
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