#1
I'm thinking of getting a multi-effects pedal, either Boss ME-50 or a processor such as the Digitech GNX3. I've heard, however, that both suck your amp's tone.

If I get a true bypass box, would it solve that problem?
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#2
i dont think there is something like a true bypass box that you put behind your multieffects thingy and makes it true bypass

the pedal itself has to be true bypass

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#3
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i dont think there is something like a true bypass box that you put behind your multieffects thingy and makes it true bypass

the pedal itself has to be true bypass


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#5
you mean plugging this in after a pedal will make it true bypass

im sorry, but i don't believe that

i think what these things are (at least the first one - dunno bout the keeley one...he'd be able to do anything probably) are A/B switch boxes that are true bypass...
but i could be wrong though

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#6
you put the pedals or processor in the loop, and on bypass mode, the box will go straight from input to output, skipping whatever's in between. i don't see why that's so hard to fathom.

anyway, i'm just wondering if this will solve "tone suckage" problems that are usually associated with multi-effects pedals.
Ibanez RG1570
Fender Mexican Fat Strat

Engl Thunder 50 Reverb combo
Engl Classic Combo 350C
Line 6 Flextone III
Roland Microcube

Line 6 Podxt Live
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#7
yeah, it will. for all those who don't know, you would leave the effect on all the time and use one of these to switch it on or off, with it being true bypass.

EDIT: if you wanna build one yourself, it would be insanely easy.
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#8
i didnt consider the looping thing
another thing learned today...


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#9
You can make your own true-bypass box for dirt cheap, it's not hard. That will solve the tone suck when you're not using the multi-effects.
The problem is, multi-effects suck when they're on too, but that's a different problem.
#10
i heard the boss me-50 and gt-8 are supposed to be really good

nothing beats good single effects though

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#11
I'm not really fussed if the tones aren't A-class. It's for my covers band, so versatility and ease of use is the number one priority. Plus, anything beats what I've got at the moment: nothing.

Is there any guide for how to make a true bypass box??
Ibanez RG1570
Fender Mexican Fat Strat

Engl Thunder 50 Reverb combo
Engl Classic Combo 350C
Line 6 Flextone III
Roland Microcube

Line 6 Podxt Live
Marshall Guv'nor
#12
if no one else can, i could have one for you by tonight.

EDIT: tonight my time zone.
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#13
interesting... what price you offering?
Ibanez RG1570
Fender Mexican Fat Strat

Engl Thunder 50 Reverb combo
Engl Classic Combo 350C
Line 6 Flextone III
Roland Microcube

Line 6 Podxt Live
Marshall Guv'nor
#14
The pedal takes the multi FX out of the loop.

Anyway, the multi FX will still suck tone when it's on by processing it so much.
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