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Connecting a guitar on AMPLIFi 30's Aux In with Sonic Port VX

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Hi guys!

 

I'm gonna be traveling for a year with my wife (who's also a guitarist) so we're putting together an small compact rig to do some busking together on the road (I use a Variax JTV59 and she uses a Variax 700 Acoustic).

 

We are fans of the AMPLIFi series and the 30 is certainly the perfect size. We think the Remote app is terrific, tone-matching is pretty cool and we love the versatility the Bluetooth functionality offers for streaming playback tracks and our music library.

 

Ideally we will like to take just one amp with us so we want to figure out if we can plug both our guitars into the AMPLIFi 30 by running one through the 1/4 inch guitar input and the other through the 1/8 inch aux input using a Sonic Port VX: guitar into 1/4 inch input and then from 1/8 inch stereo headphone output into the aux input of the AMPLIFi.

 

Will that work? If it doesn't what alternatives will you recommend for running two guitars through the AMPLIFi 30?

 

Thanks so much for the input guys!

 

Cheers

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Hi guys!

 

I'm gonna be traveling for a year with my wife (who's also a guitarist) so we're putting together an small compact rig to do some busking together on the road (I use a Variax JTV59 and she uses a Variax 700 Acoustic).

 

We are fans of the AMPLIFi series and the 30 is certainly the perfect size. We think the Remote app is terrific, tone-matching is pretty cool and we love the versatility the Bluetooth functionality offers for streaming playback tracks and our music library.

 

Ideally we will like to take just one amp with us so we want to figure out if we can plug both our guitars into the AMPLIFi 30 by running one through the 1/4 inch guitar input and the other through the 1/8 inch aux input using a Sonic Port VX: guitar into 1/4 inch input and then from 1/8 inch stereo headphone output into the aux input of the AMPLIFi.

 

Will that work? If it doesn't what alternatives will you recommend for running two guitars through the AMPLIFi 30?

 

Thanks so much for the input guys!

 

Cheers

If you plug your variax 700 into the sonic port and then the headphone output into the Aux in of the AmpliFi 30, you will have sound, but no modelling. The Aux goes straight into the power amp portion of the AmpliFi, without any modelling applied to it. If you plug the JTV into the Sonic port instead, the results will be worse, as you wil have dry electric guitar sound into the AmpliFi...

 

... but...

 

If you plug the JTV into the guitar in of the AmpliFi and then the 700 into the Sonic Port, Sonic port into IPOD/IPAD then the headphone out of the IPOD/IPAD into the Aux in of the AmpliFi, then you *can* have modelling by using the free Mobile POD app (i.e. you can apply reverb, chorus, comp, etc to the Vax 700 in the app), which I think would be a better solution.

 

(sorry about the late reply, I just saw this when it got bumped by Klonny56)

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