#1
Does anyone know the reason why some pedals suck massive tone in the FX loop, but not in front of the amp? I currently have this issue with my Boss Delay and Chorus Pedals.. They just sound horrible in the loop and actually make everything muddy as hell regardless of whether or not they're on...

Does it have to do with the bypass type?

Just curious... I normally run everything direct.
Washburn D-12
Ibanez RG
Ibanez RG 7321
Epiphone Les Paul / EMG 81 85
Fender MIM Ash Stratocaster
Digitech Whammy
Small Stone Phaser
Boss SD-1-Modded
Boss MT-2-Modded
Boss CE-5
Boss DD-3-Modded
ISP Decimator
B-52 AT-212
#4
Quote by Kevin Saale
Could just be your loop.


Loop works fine with just the noise gate.. It's specifically those few other pedals that I've tried to run in the loop.

Also, a patch cable run from "send" to "return" has no effect on the tone as well...

With the delay, chorus, or EQ it gets really muddy and the speaker has some minor popping noises, no matter how I adjust the levels for the loop.

Stevo,
What's a TB Box
Washburn D-12
Ibanez RG
Ibanez RG 7321
Epiphone Les Paul / EMG 81 85
Fender MIM Ash Stratocaster
Digitech Whammy
Small Stone Phaser
Boss SD-1-Modded
Boss MT-2-Modded
Boss CE-5
Boss DD-3-Modded
ISP Decimator
B-52 AT-212
Last edited by Reildeal at May 27, 2008,
#5
Stevo,
What's a TB Box

yeah, what is that?
giggidy-gigidy-giggidy-giggidy

stage setup:
heavily modded yamaha
modded strat
fernandes- no name

carvin 100 head through marshall cab
#6
you can make a little box where you connect your pedal up and it basically gives it true bypass

i'll post a schematic if you want
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#7
Quote by stevo_epi_SG_wo
you can make a little box where you connect your pedal up and it basically gives it true bypass

i'll post a schematic if you want


That would be killer man, thanks.

So I'm right in guessing that it's because those particular pedals are buffered?
Washburn D-12
Ibanez RG
Ibanez RG 7321
Epiphone Les Paul / EMG 81 85
Fender MIM Ash Stratocaster
Digitech Whammy
Small Stone Phaser
Boss SD-1-Modded
Boss MT-2-Modded
Boss CE-5
Boss DD-3-Modded
ISP Decimator
B-52 AT-212
#8


haha

i made an awesom diagram then found this old one. this is simpler

you can see that the signal either goes out to the pedal then is returned and then goes to the output or comes out of the switch then goes back in, and out, so not through the pedal

/dodgy explaination

an FX with a decent buffer (i.e. Boss) at the start of a big chain can actually help maintain tone through lots of TB gear

EDIT: ignore where it says wah, its universal
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