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Old 01-19-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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problem with fx loop

My problem with fx loop is that I don't have one. I have behringer to800 vintage overdrive and roland cube (30w).

Roland cube has 2 channels, clean and , let's call it distortion. What I want to do with my to800 is to boost me when I need to play solo in a band,and it work great on clean channel but it can't boost volume on distorted channel( and that is where I realy need it).

So I have been told that fx loop could help me solve that problem ( according to that misterious x.y. person, puttin my to800 in fx loop would help me boost my volume on distortion channel like on clean channel ).

So 2 questions for you:

1) is mr. xy telling truth ?
2) what are my options considering fx loop ? To buy new amp or can I build it somehow ?

Tnx in advance to anyone who responds, cheers
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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I use a TS pedal in front of my amp to boost it. I have heard of people putting it in the loop, but not for a boost.
What are your settings on the TS?
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:31 PM   #3
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Basicly since I want my volume to go up for as high as possible while I play solo I put level on max. Drive is around 13 and tone is around 15. Only thing that happens is that i get more comperssion.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:36 PM   #4
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the best way to use a TS type pedal as a boost is: Volume max, Gain/Drive 0 and tone to taste.
another thing is the amp you are trying to push. What kind is it and what are your settings?

EDIT sorry I see it is a cube 30

probably not the amp to be boosting IMO. why dont you use a diffrent amp model for each of your settings?
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:52 PM   #5
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Becouse that is the only one I have right now, it's just for garage bend and is enough ( for now ). So there is no way to boost it ? I have tryed with drive/gain 0 and different settings on tone but there wasn't any volume boost at all, just compression.

Is there any other pedal that could boost my sound ?
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:00 PM   #6
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Check out the EHX LPB-1 is worth a look it is a boost pedal not an OD being used as a boost. They are pretty cheap new, but even cheaper used.

If your in the US look a guitarcenter used site.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #7
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Tnx man !!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:58 AM   #8
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Firstly the fx loop boost is generally for tube amps to give a volume boost and kick in power amp distortion for lead work and isn't going to have much benefit on a cube 30.

A good clean boost at the front end like the LPB, or a super hard on, the Carl Martin hydra, that sort of thing
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