#1
I did a search, but it didnt really help much. Is there any way to add an effects loop to my amp? I want to get a G-Major, but i have to have an effects loop to use it.
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OLP John Petrucci Sig.
Epiphone Les Paul
Epiphone Valve Jr.
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#2
well there is a way to do it, but theres no way you could do it by yourself ( unless you have pretty good electrical knowledge ) talk to a pro and he could do it pretty easily probably, or, id be easier if you just got an amp with one, unless you have a very nice amp ( which im guessing you dont )
#3
yeah, my amp isnt very nice, so i guess i will have to take it to a pro, it would probably cost an arm and a leg though...

EDIT:I'm fairly sure that, if someone could tell me exactly what to do, i could do it myself.
My gear:
OLP John Petrucci Sig.
Epiphone Les Paul
Epiphone Valve Jr.
Mesa/Boogie .50 Caliber+ 112
Last edited by Wells902 at Jun 22, 2006,
#4
whats your amp?

maybe talk to that pink queen about it?
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#5
^its an Ibanez practice amp, and yeah, I think I'll talk to him about it.
My gear:
OLP John Petrucci Sig.
Epiphone Les Paul
Epiphone Valve Jr.
Mesa/Boogie .50 Caliber+ 112
#6
Don't bother, just plug it into in front of the amp and use the clean channel.

Its not worth it IMO, save the money for a nicer amp later
#7
^it says i cant, "You cannot connect a guitar or bass directly into the G-Major", direct from the tc electronic website.
My gear:
OLP John Petrucci Sig.
Epiphone Les Paul
Epiphone Valve Jr.
Mesa/Boogie .50 Caliber+ 112
#8
Quote by Wells902
^it says i cant, "You cannot connect a guitar or bass directly into the G-Major", direct from the tc electronic website.


then it's easier to make a small preamp or a DI for it instead of implementing an effects loop
#9
^and how would I do that?
My gear:
OLP John Petrucci Sig.
Epiphone Les Paul
Epiphone Valve Jr.
Mesa/Boogie .50 Caliber+ 112
#10
well, i don't know anytwell, i don't know anything about the g-major, but i think the reason that you can't plug a guitar in it is an impedance mismatch. a pick has a high output impedance, so you have to connect you guitar to an imput with a high impedance. professional audio equipment usually have a low impedant line input to supress noise. i you connect high impedance equipment to it your signal's gone. so you want a device that changes a high impedace output to a low impedance, a DI is designed for that. a passive DI-box is the most easy to use, click the link for how to make a DI-box

http://sound.westhost.com/project35.htm

i never tried this, so if you make it, let me now how it turns out.

another sollution is of course to buy a DI
#14
^thank you so much for the help, I think ill email tc electronics about this.
My gear:
OLP John Petrucci Sig.
Epiphone Les Paul
Epiphone Valve Jr.
Mesa/Boogie .50 Caliber+ 112
#15
A Google search led me to this thread.

I'm having a similar problem with my G-Major. I have a Marshall JCM 800 4212 50w combo, made in 1989. This line of Marshalls were the first to incorporate split channels and effects loops.

Anyway, I just bought a G-major, but there seems to be an impedence mismatch with the amp's effects loop. I'm getting a low signal with LOTS of hiss. My older rack effects work fine in the loop, but not the G-Major. Also, the G-Major works fine in my newer Marshall's loop (1997 JCM 900), but I don't like that amp nearly as much as the 800.

Any ideas on how to get the impedences matched up?
Last edited by TheEnemyWithin at Mar 1, 2007,