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Old Today, 06:59 AM   #1
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Running both an amp channel foot switch & multi fx pedal

Hi Guys,

A newbie here. Please forgive my lack of knowledge!

I just bought a Vox Night Train 50w & 2x12 Cab. I also got the foot switch to change from clean to dirty. I would also like to connect my multi fx pedal but how do I do this?

I would normally connect the guitar > fx > amp (front input) but I lose the amp's natural clean and dirty channel. Is there a way that I can use both? I basically want to be able to play on the amp's clean and dirty channel and use a couple of effects on the pedal.

I have a send & return jack at the back but not sure how to connect it all. I didn't want to blow anything up so any help you could throw my way would be awesome!

Thanks guys!

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Old Today, 07:04 AM   #2
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Amp Send -> MFX Input
MFX Output -> Amp Return



Make sure if your MFX has any sort of DSP amp/cab modeling, you turn them off so you're only getting the FX.
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I would normally connect the guitar > fx > amp (front input) but I lose the amp's natural clean and dirty channel.
Why would you?

You should either connect the guitar to whatever fx processors you have, and then the fx processors to the amp, or connect the guitar to the amp and put the fx processors in the fx loop.

The fx loop is between the pre and the power amp, so after the distortion caused by the amp for example.
You would wanna put there a reverb and similar stuff, that you don't want to be affected by the settings on the preamp - EQ and distortion.

The footswitch you simply connect to the footswitch input on the back, under the fx loop jacks.
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Old Today, 07:14 AM   #4
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Thanks, guys

So basically:
Guitar -> Amp
Amp Send -> MFX Input
MFX Output -> Amp Return

I know that the foot switch has it's own jack but when i connected guitar>fx>amp - the foot switch wasn't working...

I'm using a Boss Me 25- nothing fancy.
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Old Today, 07:20 AM   #5
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The "Preamp" on the ME-25 is the amp modeling. I'm not familiar with the ME units really, but figure out how to turn that off, and you'll be good to go.
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Old Today, 07:45 AM   #6
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Well, when I plugged it all in and tested the multi fx pedal, it worked fine. I then pressed the bypass on the fx and the clean channel from the amp work but when i tried using the foot switch to change to the dirty channel, it wasn't picking it up...
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Are you using a TRS jack with the footswitch?
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