Can I "blow" the computer with a guitar?

  johnincrete 08:14 29 Apr 09
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I was about to connect my guitar via the rear microphone socket to record some backing tracks. But the guitar has no indication as to the signal it pushes out - normally, of course, to an amplifier. It has a 9volt battery.
Am I OK to connect directly or do I need to use output from an amplifier

  Technotiger 09:22 29 Apr 09

Results would be better coming via Amp - Line-out from Amp to Line-in on PC Sound card.

  Technotiger 09:25 29 Apr 09

If you don't have amp facilities, you could record to PC via a Microphone - not just plugged directly into mic socket. For best results, a 'clean' Sound environment avoiding external noises.

  Charence 12:06 29 Apr 09

Using the amplifier, you would get the effects etc. that are on there, so using the output would be best as suggested already.

I did try plugging guitar directly into the microphone jack and everything is still fine. Maybe start off with the volume low if you're worried.

  johnincrete 13:55 29 Apr 09

I think it best to save up for an amp

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