Ampeg SVT Classic / Effects Loop

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Big D, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Big D

    Big D

    May 26, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    I have an Ampeg SVT Classic head that should arrive on Tuesday. It doe not have an effects loop but I was wondering if anyone has ever used the preamp out/power amp in jacks in an effects loop fashion.

    I have a rackmount compressor (DBX 160a) that I may or may not want to insert into the signal chain, and it does not work well with straight up instrument level signals.
  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    You could certainly use the preamp out/power amp in jacks as a loop providing that the gear that you insert there can deal with a (stronger) line level signal. Sounds like the DBX can.

    Remember that compressors can enhance any noise that comes before them...
  3. ninerfan


    May 28, 2006
    North San Diego

    I have the same situation. Is there anyone out there that has a SVT-CL head and using a DBX 160a in the preamp out/power amp in jacks? Did you do this Big D? How's it working for you?