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Why do some amps have the FX loops and XLR Direct on the front of the amp.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mettec, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. mettec


    Aug 22, 2005
    I am looking at a GK1001RB-II for a backup amp but noticed that it has the FX loop and XLR DI on the front of the amp instead of the rear. Lot of companies do this so I am wondering why or what might be an advantage to this config.
  2. So you dont need to reach around the back of the amp to plug everything in ?

    my peavey is like that, and my ampeg isnt, doesnt bother me too much either way
  3. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Have you ever had to hook up a DI and FX loop on a dark stage when they are on the back of your amp? Not impossible, but it is a lot easier when they are on the front.

    Easy access. That's why its done. Some people like it some don't. I think it is a great idea.
  4. mettec


    Aug 22, 2005
    If that is the main reason it makes total sense.

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