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FDP Forum / Amp Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Individual Channel FX Loops



Jul 21st, 2019 09:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

I was wondering is it possible on a single input amp to have an effects loop for a clean channel which is independent from the FX loop on the 2nd/3rd channel? You see I like a touch of compression when playing clean but don't want it on the drive channel as it naturally compresses anyway. I haven't personally seen multiple effects loops on any amp and wondered if it is something which could be done as a mod to an existing amp?

On my DRRI I can achieve this by using an AB switch pedal with the pedal's "A" output going into a compressor and then to the amp's normal channel. The "B" pedal output goes to distortion pedals then into the amp's vibrato channel. But most amps don't give you separate inputs for individual channels.



Jul 22nd, 2019 08:14 AM   Edit   Profile  

There is an amp company, Electroplex, that has separate effects loops for the channels. They have consistently gotten good reviews over the years.

Can you mod an existing amp? Given enough time and/or money, virtually anything is possible.

I think that most people will tell you that compressors *normally* go in front of the amp.
They'll also tell you that there are no rules, and to put the effects where you like them.



Jul 28th, 2019 04:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yes, for moderate levels of compression, why not put the compressor out front and turn the overdrive/gain/sustain knobs of channels 2 and 3 down a bit?

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