A few silly question about Boss ME20B

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Vasskraft, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Hi

    Forgive me for asking a few silly question about a Boss ME20B.
    I hav had this Boss ME20B for a few years now. The thing is, i have never really become friends with it. Its way to confusing for me. Actually i only use the pre-set sounds in the sound bank. So i have decided to buy a few stompboxes with the effects i really need (overdrive, chorus and octaver - for a start.

    Now here it comes:
    1) Can i connect the Boss ME 20B to the FX-loop on my amp (Hartke HA 3500), and use it only for volume, tuning and compressor.
    2) can i get just the compressor effect from the ME20B without any other effect?
    3) How do i get just compressor effect.
    4) Is it a totally hopeless idea?

    My set up is:
    G&L L2000 Tribute
    Hartke HA3500
    Mesa/Boogie Diesel 2x15

    Hope to get some good answers :bassist:
  2. Mattbass97


    Apr 9, 2011
    Since it'll be in the effects loop I'm not sure you can effect the volume as such? I'm probably wrong and as for compression, I think from previously owning one you press the second foot switch and use the left most knob to select type 1 then Tailor your compression to what u want(I think)
  3. That makes sense with the volume. Actually it seems logic that I can not effect the volume through the FX-loop.
    I will try the compression later tonight.

    Thanks a lot
  4. Mattbass97


    Apr 9, 2011
    No problem bud