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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Yamaha b212 + Fender Sidekick 10

gea

Greece

Apr 8th, 2012 11:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Can I plug the guitar into the Sidekick, then the Sidekick on to the Yamaha using the line/recording output jack?
The Yamaha is already "fenderish" but would it be more and how would it sound with the little Fender?
Just a thought, sound wise.


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WA

I ain't no punk or nothn' dog!
Apr 8th, 2012 12:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I can't answer your question, but I have a Yamaha B212, and must say it is a great sounding amp all by it self. Hang on to that one.

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That chicken

is WRONG, baby.
Apr 8th, 2012 01:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sure. Line-out is low voltage.



gea

Greece

Apr 8th, 2012 01:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Peecaboo,
what exactly do you mean low voltage?
"that chick is wrong..."
Isn't this what blues is all about? If it weren't for that "chick" we'd only have half of the blues songs we do today. Truth is the chick
is half responsible for moving the train. And yes we need to have a driver driving the train, and new chicks next stop, otherwise she'd better be a good one to have around, in which case you'd better stop calling her a chick or you may get thrown down the train. Sorry ,just couldn't help commenting on that chick line of yours!

(This message was last edited by gea at 01:14 PM, Apr 8th, 2012)

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Apr 8th, 2012 01:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's not a power amp out (like designed to run a speaker cabinet) that would likely fry whatever you plugged it into.

You're using the line out for the purpose for which it designed. It's like asking "can I use the spare tire that came with the car on the car" to be honest.

gea

Greece

Apr 8th, 2012 01:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

De ville,
sure thing,
I don't remember which one but I think it's the earliest-best edition.
It is quite close to a fender tube amp,
so why not go all the way, it may sound even better!


gea

Greece

Apr 8th, 2012 01:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yea I am not an amp specialist, yet, I can solo, but not an engineer.
So you're saying, you're familiar with the sidekick 10, and the line/recording output is one that will nicely go into the Yamaha input jack, and make it kind of a preamp. I don't want to fry my amp, just want to try something without destroying it.

gea

Greece

Apr 9th, 2012 05:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's what I found in another thread:

"I'll defer to the electronics wizards here, but I suspect that's not a very good idea as the current coming from a pickup coil is miniscule compared to the current coming from the output stage of the amp to the speaker (and output jack), and way beyond the tolerance of whatever preamp stage on the other amp you're going to plug into.

Ya gotta keep that smoke inside the bits and pieces of the amp!"

This says no!

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Apr 9th, 2012 07:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"as the current coming from a pickup coil is miniscule compared to the current coming from the output stage of the amp to the speaker"

That quote refers to running from the *speaker* output of one amp to the input of another amp. That's very bad.

But that's not what you're thinking of trying. The "line/recording" jack is low voltage/low current. Line outs are designed to be plugged into the inputs of other devices.

gea

Greece

Apr 9th, 2012 09:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ok,
just in case, is there something I should do before plugging in, that would prevent anything from going wrong?
For instance does it matter if the volume on both amps is set low?
Or, since the b212 has 4 inputs, plug in the one I use the least, so the rest of them are sved, in case? I am too cautious, only because I am never going to be able to afford any amp better than this, and I don't want to experiment.

gea

Greece

Apr 9th, 2012 11:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Did try it, works ok.Other than the fact the speaker of the little fender is buzzing, sound is ok. Yamaha sounds less loud than before, since I am running the master rather than the volume on sidekick to avoid distorted/overdrive sound. Perhaps I'll disconnect the sidekick speaker. You were right.

shunka

Willoughby, OH , USA

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Apr 9th, 2012 11:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LOcal legend, and pre WALSH James Gang, guitarist Glenn Schwartz used to run a small amp ( perhaps a Champ) dialed down, into a TR or Showman to get his bluesy overdrive. Pretty sure it was the speaker out as nobody was making line level outs back then. Certainly not recommended, but apparently it is an old blues man trick.

gea

Greece

Apr 9th, 2012 12:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ok,
won't try it since the line out is there.
But will research Schwartz.


gea

Greece

Apr 12th, 2012 01:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't like Schwartz's "live atitude", but I can see why he likes to sing. What he has to say in words is much more important than the music he uses.
Disconnected the fender speaker. Yamaha sings with fender as a preamp. Best thing I've thought about how to accomplish good sound.

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