Connecting a Guitar or Bass Instrument Output to a House PA Plus an Onstage Amp Using a Direct Box (DI)

Last Update: 05/30/2012

1)  Connect the instrument output to tje input of direct box (DI) with a short instrument cable. On the DI there is a thru (parallel) output adjacent to the input jack.  Connect this jack to the input of the onstage amp or powered speaker.

2)  Connect a balanced (XLR) cable from the output of the DI to the appropriate input on the snake or stage box.

3)  If 60hz hum is present, most direct boxes have a ground lift  switch that can be engaged to eliminate it..

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