#1
ehx lpb-1 straight to amp or effects loop? what would be best to overdrive my jcm 900?

ive tried straight to amp but it doesnt really add any volume or anything just mucks it up. and when its in my effects loop it can make it hella louder.
#2
Well if you go through the loop, it'll give you a clean volume boost, no added distortion. If you go in front, it'll help you overdrive your preamp. I'd say run it in front, but it's your decision ultimately.
#3
how come it doesnt add that much volume when i drive it into the amp directly?
#4
Because it's an OD, not a volume pedal... It's not making the amp any louder, it's just driving the tubes and overdriving the sound.
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#5
Quote by jimmy_fowler
Because it's an OD, not a volume pedal... It's not making the amp any louder, it's just driving the tubes and overdriving the sound.


No it IS a volume boost, not an OD. I ran into this problem when I used my LPB before my DS-1. The DS-1 set the volume that the distortion was at, so if I had the LPB before it there wouldn't be a volume jump. However if the LPB is after the DS-1 it gave me a boost for solos because it altered the volume after the DS-1 did. I expect you're running into a similar problem.
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#6
Are you using it with high levels of preamp gain? If you're cranking the gain there'll be a lot of resultant compression so you won't notice much of a volume boost. Try switching the lpb-1 on and off when you have a clean tone- there should be much more difference in volume and breakup
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#7
The4Train, I stand corrected! I thought it was an OD pedal... Good thing I haven't ordered one yet huh...!
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