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Guitar pre-amplifier to amplify to line level

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would the KEMO #M40 pre-amplifier module be ok to amplify a guitar output to line level so i can play my guitar thru a normal amplifier when I dont have access to a proper guitar amp.

here is the link for it:

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=AA0220&CATID=&keywords=amplifier&SPECIAL=&form=KEYWORD&ProdCodeOnly=&Keyword1=&Keyword2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&SUBCATID=

and this is how i figured i should wire it, the guitar input being a 1/4" jack and the outputs being dual RCA's

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Hi Ben,
The Kemo M040 preamp is designed for low level, low impedance microphones, not high level very high impedance guitar pickups.

Here is a simple guitar preamp without much gain (only 1.4) and it has a 3M ohm input impedance:
http://www.till.com/articles/GuitarPreamp/

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A guitar pickup has an output level far higher than a magnetic phono cartridge.

A phono preamp for a magnetic cartridge boosts the bass frequencies because the bass is reduced when a record is cut. Then the phono preamp is easily overloaded at bass frequencies.

Maybe an overloaded phono preamp make lots of fuzz when fed from a guitar pickup.

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