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    REVISED: Problems with 1/4" inputs on Tascam 488 mkII

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    I accidentally typed 1/8" in a previous post. Here's the reel deal:

    I've been messing around with my 488 for a couple weeks, using it not to record, but as a base for playing and writing music through my headphones since I am currently without an amp, but I noticed today that the first two 1/4" inputs' signals are significantly weaker and worse-sounding than the 3rd and 4th inputs'. I've been setting the trim on these tracks all the way up to get a distortion effect, so that could be the source of the problem. Has this ever happened to anyone? And how would you suggest I go about fixing it?

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    Adrian

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    What are you connecting to inputs 1 and 2?

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    i've been mainly using a guitar and mic for those first two tracks, with a keyboard occasionally, but the effect is the same regardless of source.

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    so the mic uses the 1/4" jack?

    what kind of guitar?

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    yeah, its a really cheap mic that actually uses an 1/8", but i use a converter to get it to 1/4". and the guitar is a similarly cheap squier telecaster.

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