SYB-3 Not working in effects loop.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by afchevalier, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. afchevalier


    Feb 4, 2013
    Just got a SYB-3 today from GC. It's working fine out of the loop with and without other pedals. When I run it though the loop however, even by itself, nada. I get perfectly good bass sound when the pedals on and off so I know the signals going through the pedal yet there isn't any effects. Again, it works perfectly fine out of the loop, effects and all. This is frustrating and annoying as all hell. Any idea what it may be? Anybody with the same issue? I'm running a Warwick Corvette std into the pedal into a Fender Rumble 150. Maybe my fender rumbles effects loop can't handle it? I don't know. Never had any problems before with Boss products and I own a lot. :confused: If it helps at all to diagnose the issue, when I play hard, a very loud distorted buzz can be heard. Checked the SYB manual, nothing.
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Don't run it in the loop. Some pedals aren't meant to be run into the loop. Actually, if you ask me, NO pedals should be run in an amp loop.
  3. I'm guessing your loop doesn't have a level control for it to be used with instrument level effects.
  4. mouthmw


    Jul 19, 2009
    Huge +1
    I don't get people using their pedals in a loop. Stop doing that.
  5. Not all loops are created equal.

    My Trace loop has a highpass available and control of send level and blend return.
  6. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    could be a phase issue.
  7. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    To paraphrase Henny Youngman:

    "It doesn't sound right when I plug my instrument level pedal that's triggered by signal level into my line level effects loop."

    "Well, don't do that!"