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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.


    Many thanks in advance

  2. 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??


  4. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA