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VT Bass Deluxe & a MS-60B. Where is the FX loop in the signal chain of the VTBD?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Rocksolid, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Rocksolid

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    I have rejigged my pedal board recently and the main players are the VT Bass Deluxe and Zoom MS-60B.

    I have a Compressor pedal before the VTB Deluxe and the MS-60B is in the effects loop. I chose this set up as most of my OD sounds will come from the VTB and things like Auto Wah, Reverb etc will come from the MS-60B.

    However, when I want to use an Octaver on the MS-60B and a dirty setting on the VTB I don't feel like the Octaver tracks as well, and I am assuming this is because the the MS-60B is trying to octave a dirty signal. If I were to set up a patch on the MS-60B for Octave and OD I would run the octave first and the OD after. But if I run OD and reverb for instance, the OD would be first and then the reverb as the OD doesn't play nicely with something with reverb on it.

    Has anyone got any thought or opinions on the best way to get the most from these 2 pedals?
  2. JimmyM

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    The loop is after the VT circuitry in the VT Deluxe but it can be modded to go before. Octave pedals really suck after the VT, BTW. I've tried three in the loop and none of them work very well. With octaver, the closest you can get it to your bass, the better IMHO.
  3. Rocksolid

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    Ok. That confirms what I suspected. It isn't a massive deal due to the amazing flexibility of the MS-60B as I can just program another patch with an OD after the octaver.

    That is the first negative I've found with this set up. Loving the fact that I can scroll thru the patches on the MS-60B with the fx loop switched off, and then just bring it on line.
  4. JimmyM

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    Interesting looking little pedal. Got a B2 myself.
  5. Rocksolid

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    Astounded at its versatility. It does a good fuzz.... :eek:I stumbled across your quest for fuzz thread earlier...
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    Ya, the Fuzz Quest started out simple enough and got real stupid real quick.
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    So the question is - would you level this unit in the effects loop or run it before the input into the VTB Deluxe?
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    Octave needs clean input, that is non negotiable. I use octabass before everything, but thanks for the reminder as I am in the middle of a big reconfigure, forgot, and was about to put it in the BDDI deluxe loop! That would have sucked bigtime.

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