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A/B BOX AND EFFECTS LOOP.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by stompfrog, Jan 25, 2005.


  1. Hello All

    I am currently in the process of setting up a new fx loop.

    If i have the fx loop send of my head sent to an A/B box with [A] leading through my fx and back to the fx loop return and leading to absolutley nothing; will i be able to drop the whole fx loop in and out using the a/b box?

    Will this work ok or will there be a drop in sound when the signal is sent to and is never returned.

    see the picture at the following link to clear up what i am talking about.

    http://www.liborspacek.co.uk/question.jpg

    Many thanks in advance

    Stompfrog
     
  2. Heckxx

    Heckxx

    Nov 2, 2004
    Libertyville, IL
    in relation to the picture: Depending on if your effects loop is parallel or series, switching the A/B box to the "nothing" will either lower the volume of your sound or make your sound completely dissapear. As soon as u plug a cable into the effects return on your amp, you amp knows u have an effects loop and it always expects THE signal to return to the amp via the effects loop return.

    What u prolly need is a looper pedal, not an a/b pedal. like: http://www.loooper.com/1Looopers.htm

    does that make sense? heh
     
  3. I understand that I will lose signal when i select I kind of supected that already.

    however... i dont fully get what the looper does. what do you plug in where??

    like this? dropping the top loop in and out when you stomp??

    http://www.liborspacek.co.uk/looper.jpg

    thanks
     
  4. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA

    yes!