Effects loop for channel B only. Do any bass amps have this?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Zebra, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Zebra


    Jun 26, 2005
    This was something I was thinking about a while back which made me curious.

    Is there a bass amp that is configured so that, perhaps with the flip of a switch, you can make the effects loop go through channel B only in an A/B 2-channel amp? It seems some guitar amps have this, but I've never seen it with bass.

    Let's say I have the following scenario: I want to have a dirty sound with some gain from the preamp on the second channel plus an overdrive pedal to help it out, maybe even an additional EQ pedal to complement the whole thing. I could switch them all on individually, or have some fancy pedal switcher setup, or I could put them in an effects loop where they're always on, but the effects loop is bypassed until I switch to channel B on the amp. *Bam* then I have a one-button switch from a clean to a dirty, effected sound using the amp's built-in features.
  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    Some amps have individual effects loops for each channel, such as Walter Woods amps.

  3. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    ......and the larger Genz Benz heads (like the Shuttle max series and the GBE 1200). Those also let you have either preamp (and its' own FX loop) on or blend them both together to taste......footswitchable........and ALSO have a 3rd "master" FX loop
  4. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck

    Sep 19, 2006
    Chicago Illinois
    Yep. My SM 9.2 does this. So does my VT bass deluxe.
  5. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005