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Series/Parallel effects loop

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mikemulcahy, Jan 10, 2002.

  1. mikemulcahy


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    My guitarist is looking the new Gibson head and it has an effects loop that has a series/parallel switch on it. *** is that all about?

  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany

    100% of the signal go through the FX loop. You get a 100% "wet"signal", meaning that the complete signal is altered by the effect.
    This is recommended for compression for example.

    Parallel: The signal is splitted into 2 channels. One channel runs through the FX loop and the FX (wet), the other is unaltered (dry). Both are then mixed together again. So you can mix the ratio between clean and wet signal.
    Recommended for chorus, to prevent the sound from loosing focus and definition.

    Hope I could help you :)
  3. mikemulcahy


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    thats what i wanted to know, thanks


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