#1
I'm new to rack preamps and I'm having some trouble figuring out how to set them up with my JCM 900 combo. My first experiment was to hook up a Rocktron Intellipitch using the effects loop of the amp and the input/ouput sockets on the rack unit. It worked in that I could hear the effects from the rack, but they didn't sound great and when I turned my amp on standby, there was a very loud pop that normally does not happen.

Ultimately I'd like to use a Rocktron Chameleon preamp and the Intellipitch (it's an effects rack that is basically just an intellifex with an intelligent pitch shifter) together with the combo amp. How would I wire this up? Here's the options each part has:

Chameleon preamp: input on the front, output on the back
Intellipitch: two inputs on the back, two outputs (one of them is mono) on the back

Amp: send/return on the back, input on the front.

Thanks for your help... I'm a newbie at this and I don't want to blow up my amp.
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#2
What do you need the Rocktron preamp/multi-FX for? Are you planning to use it just for effects? Do you still want to use amp's distortion?

Some effects sound better when they're plugged in front of the amp and some sound better when they're in the FX loop, so it would be useful to tell us what exactly are you planning to do with your preamps.
#3
Quote by JackovSlayer
What do you need the Rocktron preamp/multi-FX for? Are you planning to use it just for effects? Do you still want to use amp's distortion?

Some effects sound better when they're plugged in front of the amp and some sound better when they're in the FX loop, so it would be useful to tell us what exactly are you planning to do with your preamps.


I use it mainly as an additional master volume, since I can crank the master volume on the amp and then use the Rocktron to obtain bedroom volumes. I also use it to get a bit more distortion and as a parametric EQ, and sometimes I use it for effects, such as wah (with an expression pedal). I get most of my effects from the Intellipitch.
keep it [the bat] in a cage, and right before your next gig starts, and your on stage and everything, bite its head off. AMD MUNCH DEM TINGS DER DOWN!!
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