If anyone out there could make a recommendation on the following it would be greatly appreciated.
I am a guitarist who knows almost nothing about rack gear, but having recently fallen in deep deep love with an eclipse unit, I recently bought one (it's not here yet, though). My question:
In order to run a guitar into the eclipse, is it recommended to do so through a DI box? I thought I read in the manual that plugging an unbalanced guitar cable like you would in any guitar – pedals – amp setup will result in a 6db loss and not the optimal signal.
So I guess the question is should I go guitar – unbalanced 1/4 cable – di box – xlr into the back of the eclipse?
If so, any recommendations on what DI box to purchase?
I do have an amp, a small Class A tube amp with no effects loop. My concern is in keeping the tone as pristine as possible. Because I will have to run the Eclipse essentially as a stompbox, in front of the amp, I want to insure that I don't lose any signal at all.