#1
I was wondering if there is any alternative to a builit effects loop seeing as my amp doesn't have one?Maybe some sort of floor unit that does a similar job?

Thanks in advance,
Dan
#2
could u redefine ur question a little more clearly? you dont necessarily NEED an effects loop in ur amp. ya, its definatley a good idea and sounds the best compared to anything else, but u can run all ur stuff right into the input on the amp.

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#3
Yeah I know I just prefer how modulation effects sound in the loop. And to make my question more clear I'm looking for something that does the same job as a effects loop but isn't actually an effects loop. Or maybe kit that I could mod into my amp that I can get into the UK. It can be tube or SS I dont mind

I hope that was clearer h:
#4
It should be possible to mod that amp to add a loop. But I'm not aware of any kits.
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#5
The deal with loops is their positioning in the signal chain. They place your effects after the preamp. No way to fake that. So there isn't really anything that's going serve the role of a loop--other than a loop.
#6
i'll agree with the above statement. only think i could think of is bring it somehwere where they can take it apart and mod it to have an effects loop put in. maybe a new amp even? ive got a pretty nice 6w tube that cost me about $300 us. with effects loop (not sure if thats tube or ss).
#7
I'm fairly sure modding an Effects loop into the JCA20 isn't hard at all if you know your way around tube amps. Shoot a message to AcousticMirror if you want to know more. Do be careful inside though, they really do contain enough voltage in the capacitors to kill you.
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#8
Adding a tube buffered effects loop to an amp that doesn't have one already is in no way easy unless you have a LOT of tube amp knowledge.
#9
Also, nobody needs an effects loop unless you're playing weird, ambient stuff.

Phasers and flangers are fine in front, even under medium-high gain, and reverb is what a good room and loud amp are for.
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#10
hey don't call it weird! :P

I would contact jet city. They seem like pretty cool guys and might be able to help you out with modding in an effects loop.
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#11
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Also, nobody needs an effects loop unless you're playing weird, ambient stuff.

Phasers and flangers are fine in front, even under medium-high gain, and reverb is what a good room and loud amp are for.


Ever tried playing metal with a delay running in the front of the amp? Not a good idea.
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#12
Nope. Most high gain stuff is after my cutoff year.
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#13
weber sells a solid state kit and a tube kit I think.

The solid state would be much easier then the tube buffered one. you don't have enough space in the head for the extra tube and the pcb.
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