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OK, just starting out using effects pedals.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Billyears IV, Sep 3, 2018.


  1. Could someone please advise how I connect up a chorus pedal and a footswitch for the overdrive on a Fender Rumble V500?

    Will my bass run into the chorus pedal, which then connects into the amp? with the overdrive footswitch separately connected up via send/return loop? (the overdrive is built in to the amp, not a seperate effects pedal)

    OR do I run both switches in sequence via the send/return loop?

    So how many leads will I require?

    I will be adding to the effects pedals - tuner, compressor, delay etc

    Bit naive, I know, but info I've read on-line so far is confusing....

    Thanks !
     
  2. knumbskull

    knumbskull

    Jul 28, 2007
    UK
    Bass >>> chorus pedal >>> amp input (2 cables)

    Footswitch >>> amp footswitch jack (footswitch cable)

    You could also run the chorus in the effects loop, but i prefer not:

    Bass >>> amp (1 cable)
    Amp fx send >>> chorus >>> amp fx return (2 cables)
    Footswitch as above
     
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  3. BassCliff

    BassCliff

    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.
    Hi,

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    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
     
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  4. Thanks for speedy reply @knumbskull , appreciated :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Masks, people, masks!
    Song Surgeon slow downer.
    The footswitch plug is labeled FTSW on the amp.
     
  6. From my understanding, modulation effects such as phaser and chorus go before an overdrive preamp. So these effects would go between the bass guitar and amp. Time based effects such as delay and reverb go after the overdrive preamp. So you would use the fx loop on the amp.
     
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  7. Phe

    Phe

    May 30, 2005
    Oulu, Finland
    Some delays and reverbs CAN go in the effects loop, but most go before amp. And sure you can put most anything in the fx loop, they just might sound bad there.
    @Billyears IV when you start adding effects there is the whole order of effects -question. The answer varies, but the short version is: what ever sounds good to your ears.
     
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