#1
so.....
why is there an effects loop?
does it matter if you put a pedal in front of the amp or in the loop?
and what does a level knob/switch do?(located near the loop in and out)
thanks
Last edited by philipk at Jul 7, 2010,
#2
The effects loop allows you to place effects after the preamp, but before the power amp. It matters particularly with time-based effects such as delay, chorus, reverb and flanger, which would otherwise become distorted in front of the amp (unless you're running them into the amp's clean channel) and sound bad. Other effects such as distortion/overdrive, wah, and pitch shifting do fine in front.

A level knob/switch controls the volume of the effects loop.
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#3
ok....
so time based effects go in the loop
and i didnt get the level knob/swtich :|
how does it control only the loop volume and not the whole amps volume?
thanks
#4
The loop volume will control the level of the effects loop, it's not a master volume. On some amps it will control the mix (so the balance between the original signal and the signal being processed).
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#6
Level and volume are the same thing.

Volume levels.

The level of volume.

Level of amplification. Amount. Size. etc.
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