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(@margaret)
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Here's a newbie question for you:

My son and I both are learning guitar and share one electric and amp between us. The amp is a Peavey Blazer 15 watt.

We are getting a second electric guitar, and I'm wondering if we can plug the second guitar into the CD input jack on the front of the amp, thereby putting both guitars through the same little amp.

Will this work, and if so, is it a good idea or will we risk blosing the speaker? Or do I need to rob the piggy banks again and invest in a second amp? (Most of the time we practice separately, but would like to be able to play together).

Thx for your help! :D

Margaret

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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That would probably not work: the cd-input will require a signal at line-level, and it won't be processed by the internal pre-amp.


   
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(@margaret)
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Thank you, Arjen. I don't know the first thing about the technical end of things. :oops: So I appreciate the fact that people here do! :D

Thanks again,

Margaret

When my mind is free, you know a melody can move me
And when I'm feelin' blue, the guitar's comin' through to soothe me ~


   
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(@kalle_in_sweden)
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Hi Margaret
If the second guitar is an acoustic with built-in preamp you could use the CD-input for that guitar as the signal level from the guitars pre-amp is close to normal line-level.
But to use an electric guitar on CD-input, no.

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(@greybeard)
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You could invest in something like an A/B/Y box:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Guitar/Effects?sku=150757
http://www.geartree.com/Shop/Control/Product/fp/vpid/1269452/vpcsid/0/SFV/29865/tcat/25138
http://www.loop-master.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=40
There plenty of others, but you get the idea.

By the way, you'd need an A/B/Y NOT A/B or A/B/C! A/B is either A or B and A/B/C is A or B or C. Only A/B/Y offers (in addition to the A or B option) A+B - two guitars in, one amp out.

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