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Guitar Input Level

I have recently bought the MR16 in order to record guitar on it, but when I hook up my guitar, foot pedal, and amp I cannot record anything. I have tried and got it to record some, but I don't know how I did that and even then it was very hard to hear. I really could use some help on how to set up a guitar, amp and foot pedal so I can record music.

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