My guitar line out refuses to produce sound through the mixer.

I am beginner guitar player and for my first gig I went to the church to play for a communion, I was carrying my guitar (Juarez), a guitar amplifier (Palco 104), a DI box (Behringer DI100) and a soundcraft notepad 8FX mixer. To connect to the churches PA, I had to connect the mixer output (XLR) to the PA but when playing the guitar, feeble or no sound came through the mixer.

Guitar Line out (1/4inch TS) --> (1/4 inch TS) DI box input (XLR)--> (1/4 inch TRS) Mixer Mic in --> PA system

I have tried to :

  1. Connect the guitar directly to the mixer -- Feeble sound
  2. Connect the guitar amp line out to the mixer -- No sound
  3. Connect the guitar amp Line out to the DI box to mixer -- No sound
  4. Connect the guitar to DI box to mixer --- Low quality sound

As it turned out, I finally mic the guitar and it was no good, the mic picked up stray noises. Would buying a cabinet emulator DI box help, the kind of Behringer Ultra-G GI 100, which has a cabinet emulator help in getting the Line out of the guitar amp to produce sound on the mixer ?

Could somebody help me out ?

I really need to figure this one out, its frustrating.

  • Does the main PA not already have a mixing board? The 1/4 inputs on channels 1&2 are line inputs not mic inputs. Dec 22, 2020 at 16:43
  • I use the Soundcraft Notepad 8fx mixer for recording to the computer. Well, yes they are line inputs but labeled as Mic, so I use the channel 1 for the guitar input and channel 2 for mic. My main problem is that the line out on the guitar amp refuses to produce sound on the mixer. I can't wrap my head around this one. Dec 22, 2020 at 16:55
  • it could be one of a number of operator errors that we can’t help you with unless we were there and if not then you might have a broken piece of equipment. Dec 22, 2020 at 20:34
  • Agreed, I will wait for the Behringer GI 100, with speaker emulation that arrives saturday and then update you. Dec 23, 2020 at 7:08
  • @Timinycricket I tried to hook up the guitar AMP again and it worked. YES It worked. What is different is that I had the DI's battery fully charged now. The other different thing was the monitor speakers were attached. I can safely say : 1. The DI boxes battery needs to be fully charged. The question is resolved Dec 23, 2020 at 9:13


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