Defference between effects patch and line patch?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Cliff em'All, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. Cliff em'All

    Cliff em'All

    Sep 27, 2004
    I have a peavey mark VIII amp and i was wondering what the difference between the effects patch and the line patch is ?

  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Do you have an owner's manual...or look for on on

    My guess would be that the effects patch would be at instrument level (-20 dBV) for stompboxes and the like and the line patch would be upwards of preamp level (+4 dBU) for pro-type rack gear.
  3. On some Peaveys--my Databass for example--the Effects Send has a high-pass filter, so the effects only gets anything above 200 hz approximately. The line out would be for a full-range signal.
  4. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    An effects loop will have both an input and output; with only a single jack that's done via TRS. The line out won't have provision for a return.
  5. Cliff em'All

    Cliff em'All

    Sep 27, 2004
    hmmmm well for some reason when i plug my effects into the effects patch it makes a really high pitch loud annoying feedback noise! but yet i plug them into the line patch n they work fine? any clue why this could be?