I have searched all over and havent had much luck. I want to recover the tone from my Carvin legacy2 whilst running the G 4 cable. My understanding is that the effects loop on the L2 is a 10k ohm send. I have put a Boss GE7 EQ before the G in the loop side and it seems to help but it isn't as good as the guitar straight into the amp with nothing in the loop. I fear all I am doing is mask the problem
All of the info I have found has talked about buffers that are first in line right out of the guitar. I am wondering what works best in the effects loop
Valvulator, Radial dragster, Wampler, Klienulator are the units I have read about.
Anybody have an idea on this
If you are putting the buffer between the amp send and the G insert return, I would avoid the Valvulator. The Valvulator sounds great with a guitar plugged into it in front of the G (I use one), but folks who have tried it as a loop buffer have been dissapointed.
If you can find a good passive DI that does not pad the signal, you should try that first. It will be about the same price as the least-expensive of the buffers, and has the advantage of having BALANCED output to help further with signal-quality. If you do this, you'll need an XLR(F)-TRS cable to run between the DI and the G.
Last edited by Laird_Williams (2010-10-18 14:26:33)
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