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    Integrating a guitar into a car system

    Let's say I wanted to be able to hook up my electric guitar to my car audio system. How would I go about doing that? I don't mean just temporary. I mean as an actual feature of the system. If anyone knows of any example installs please post.







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    Re: Integrating a guitar into a car system

    you should be able to take your guitar cable, get an adapter to put it into RCA's and then hook them in to an amplifier. Im not sure if that would work or not, but you could do this:

    Get a ac/dc converter, hook that up in your car, find a place to mount your amp, and plug your guitar into that

    or even better (although im not sure if a guitar can be used with a car amp) is you could get a "Y" adapter, and hook your guitar AND your headunit rca's into that, then connect the other two into the amp

    edit: i would strongly recommend using a cheap walmart car audio amp/speaker (IE: sony and durabrand) to experiment with this, just incase something goes wrong inside the amp/speakers



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    Re: Integrating a guitar into a car system

    i would also mess around with a DMM on your normal guitar amp first (IE voltage and impedence of the line level signal)



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    Re: Integrating a guitar into a car system

    you'lll just need the 1/4th to RCA adapter, but if I were you, I'd just get an inverter, then an amp...




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    Re: Integrating a guitar into a car system

    Quote Originally Posted by Ku-sama View Post
    you'lll just need the 1/4th to RCA adapter, but if I were you, I'd just get an inverter, then an amp...
    the only thing id be worried about is output voltage on that

    what you could do, is if your headunit has an AUX input, just get a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter (or whatever it uses) and then plug it into the headunit



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    Re: Integrating a guitar into a car system

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    Re: Integrating a guitar into a car system

    haha I already do this with my bass guitars and my guitarists gibbys. My Head unit has the external aux input, so I got those 3.5 mm cables and used a 1/4 inch mic adaptor to plug da ***** in and whala! pwnage




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    Re: Integrating a guitar into a car system

    Quote Originally Posted by SkatinBassPLaya View Post
    haha I already do this with my bass guitars and my guitarists gibbys. My Head unit has the external aux input, so I got those 3.5 mm cables and used a 1/4 inch mic adaptor to plug da ***** in and whala! pwnage
    that would be my first choice of how to do it, but i would make sure you have a crossover somewhere in there (for the bass) so your not killing your speakers



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    Re: Integrating a guitar into a car system

    all my basses got bartolini preamps installed in em, so I just cut the bass knob on my bass lol. but actually wouldn't need to do that cuz my system's got crossovers. subs handle it fine




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    Re: Integrating a guitar into a car system

    Ok so you think if I take my guitar amp and put it my car, then use a 1/4 to 1/8 adapter from the amp's headphone jack to my HU's aux input it should play fine through my whole system?




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    Re: Integrating a guitar into a car system

    yeah but then you would need a power inverter for the guitar amp to plug into safely.

    do straight into the head unit from your guitar if your guitar works with it.




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    Re: Integrating a guitar into a car system

    Quote Originally Posted by SkatinBassPLaya View Post
    yeah but then you would need a power inverter for the guitar amp to plug into safely.

    do straight into the head unit from your guitar if your guitar works with it.
    Yeah I figured the inverter. I could find a way to work the whole deal into the rest of the install design and even have a nice mounted place to plug my guitar into. Would be pretty sweet. I guess the only thing left would be to make sure that the signal from the guitar amp's headphone jack wouldn't wreck the HU. I'll come back here and ask more detailed questions if I actually decide to do this.

    Oh and I'm not really sure what it would sound like if I went straight from the guitar to the HU. There would be no way to add distortion or effects.
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    Re: Integrating a guitar into a car system

    watch pimp my ride... i saw them do that one time




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    Re: Integrating a guitar into a car system

    It all depends if your guitar uses active or passive pickups. You might need a preamp.



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