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    best DI box for guitar...

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    just looking to see what everyone's opinion is on the best DI box for guitar... obviously it's best to mic an amp, but if you really are stuck, what's the best DI box and do any pro's use a DI boxes on records?

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    Are you looking for the "best" Di, or a good one in a reasonable price range?

    Yes some pros do you use DI's on guitars. Would I reccomend it? NO....

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    Use an amp but if you have real effect processing gear you can get good sounds from a DI

    I've used a Avalon U5 when ever I have to DI anything. It has some intresting EQ shapes.

    Some pros might DI but they would be runing it into some thing like an Eventide dsp7500 ect...

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    when u say use ur amp, do u mean put a mic to it?

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    I want to know the best, who cares about the price... what setup do they use (DI only) to get the best recordings

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    Well if you want the best sound what preamp do you plan on running it into?

    A $500 DI into a behringer pre is still going to sound crappy.

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    I want to know the best "setup" for running a guitar direct.

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    Do you actually mean best direct box or do you mean best amp modeling device?

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    I think you need to tell us what you have set up now to get a better idea.

    If you have nothing now you will need:

    guitar - DI box - preamp - a/d converter - computer

    So hi-z output from guitar goes to hi-z in on DI box to a mic out to a mic in on the preamp to a line out to the converter.

    Thats kinda confusing the way I wrote it but you should kinda get an idea.

    A DI box only tunrs a insturment level signal to a balanced mic level signal.

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    god dammit, you are making this far too complicated. I just wanted to know the best DI box that was out there... you guys are getting a little too ridiculous now... it's NOT a difficult question.

    just tell me the best DI box... don't worry about my guitar, my preamp, my converter, my sound card, or my computer. I just want to know the best DI box available. NOT an amp modeler, the best DI box for plugging in a guitar and hitting record whether it be with distortion or without. please...

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