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Chain and FX loop

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mahumadi, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Mahumadi

    Mahumadi Banned

    Apr 19, 2009
    North Eastern PA
    Im trying to figure out the difference. A chain is the chain between all the pedals? An FX loop is looping FX? Im lost, can anyone help lol. :confused:
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    A chain is just a string of devices all in a row. A --> B --> C --> D

    A loop is where that chain extends from (and returns to) a central point, and the whole chain can be bypassed from that point.

    -Chain on-
    A --> B --> C --> D
    -Chain off-

    So like a loop is like a junction where the chain starts and finishes. It can be in your amp, or in a pedal.

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