#1
Amp: Peavey 6505+ combo

But yeah, anytime I use the effects loop -- doesn't even need to be a pedal, could just be a cable alone forming a loop-- the gain just skyrockets to like mesa boogie level.

It doesn't get LOUDER, just the pre-amp gain goes up way higher. Like if I have it on Guns N' Roses-level gain, without changing any knobs, it shoots up to Megadeth-level gain , whereas normally that would require me actually manually adjusting the pre amp gain--although to be quite honest it sounds even more than I could do by adjusting the amp normally.

I don't wanna ask how to get RID of it, per se, because quite frankly sometimes its a bit cool having the amp get so much gain that it otherwise normally would not have, but as you can imagine it has its downsides too.

I guess the better question is, how do I harness this power? haha

But really, why is this happening? i made a video of the problem

here is a link to a video demonstrating the problem
#2
This seems like one of those things that you probably already tried, but on the chance that you didn't...

I think Peavey amps have independent controls for effects loop levels. Have you checked that?
#3
Quote by chrismendiola
This seems like one of those things that you probably already tried, but on the chance that you didn't...

I think Peavey amps have independent controls for effects loop levels. Have you checked that?



my jsx has this check for that
#4
check the levels of the pedals you have running into the FX loop. you may need to adjust
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#5
Quote by Robbgnarly
check the levels of the pedals you have running into the FX loop. you may need to adjust


Has nothing to do with the pedals... like I said it happens even if you just plug a cable alone from the send to return.
#7
Quote by MrHuggables
Has nothing to do with the pedals... like I said it happens even if you just plug a cable alone from the send to return.

That is indeed strange and if it is still under warranty, get it fixed ASAP
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate