#1
Hey folks!

Have been following UG for years and finally decided to be part of the forum. I hope I am allowed to post this question here, because I have this 24h waiting period if I understood the rules correctly (+ I didnt receive a mail from UG to activate this account. Am I not supposed to receive one ?)

To my question. I got a Boss RC-3 Looper now and I want to set it up correctly. I'm using an Engl 530 Preamp, a GMajor 2 and an Engl Poweramp and just a Noisegate and WahWah before the Preamp. Everything works fine. Afaik I'm supposed to hook up the RC-3 to the FX Loop the Preamp to have it working correctly. I had crackling and banging noises coming through my cabinet though at which point I stopped. I don't wanna try to set it up and damage anything, because the sounds coming from that thing didnt sound healty at all.

My question is now: How do I set it up correctly, so that it works as it is supposed to.

Thanks and Cheers from West Germany.
#3
It should be last in the signal path before the power amp. Not sure what would cause crackling and banging noises.
#4
Could it be you've got a dodgy tube(s) that just happened to be noticeable when you started using the RC3? Crackling seems to be correlated to dying power tubes, from my experience.
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#5
The sound is like when you turn off the poweramp without turning off the channels. That classic bang we all know and a whole lotta noise when you rattle the cable or unplug it. I was hooking it up like this: FX send - looper input - looper output - FX return. Maybe these noises are normal, but I wanna be absolutely sure not to eff up my equipment. Thx for your help so far, guys!