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Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 369
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 6:54 pm:   Edit Post

hey guys,

i just got a Gallien Krueger 1001RB bass head for graduation/birthday that i'm running through my Ampeg SVT-1540HE and was wondering if anyone can explain how the effects loop works on it with the send and return. Right now i just have my pedal board running straight to the inout and was wondering what the effects loop would do for the sound and volume levels of the different effects. thanks!

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9359
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 7:01 pm:   Edit Post

Taylor; congrats on the graduation!

The effects loop will put the effects after the preamp section of the head and before the power amp section. As a generalization, things like delay and reverb tend to run better in the effects loop, while something like an overdrive or distortion might work better between the instrument and the preamp like you have now. But that's a generalization; experiment some and see what sounds good to you.
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 1220
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 5:56 am:   Edit Post

tmoney..nice reward, I guess you did your parents proud.
As dave says some effects are better thru the loop and some not but if you have a bass multi effects ie Boss ME50B etc then you can still use the distortion/overdrive thru the effects loop but adjust the EQ on the board to get a better effect.
I always have used the SEND/RETURN as I run a wireless system..I was sick of tripping over cables!
Advanced Member
Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 371
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2010 - 8:35 am:   Edit Post

thanks for info Terry and Dave, i'll be messing around with it the next couple days to see what i can get as far as sound and such.


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