03-21-2013 06:45 PM
A while back, I bought a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe for its awesome clean and overdrive channels. The amp broke and sat for a while. With the purchase of my Carvin, I finally got it repaired. Now that I have an awesome guitar and amp. I want to set them up properly with my Boss ME-50.
This diagram shows how I want to set things up. Also, from what I know, it is the 'proper' way to set it up.
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For me to be happy with this rig, I must have unimpeded access to the clean and overdrive channels on the amp. Since the effects loop is serial, the signal will pass through the ME-50.
No matter what I do on the ME-50, I can't seem to get a complete bypass. Turning off the Tone Modify and the Compressor gets me most of the way there. Every other effects section is also off. If this were the entire solution, it would work fine since they are controlled by the FS-6 double foot switch. However, while the sound is close, there is still a definite difference.
Obviously, there is no way to bypass the effects loop in the amp controls outside of disconnecting the two cables.
Does anyone have any ideas? I prefer to stick with this amp. I don't play out so this amp is perfect for home or jamming use.
Obviously, an amp with a parallel effects loop would fix the problem! If that's the only way to go, I welcome recommendations for 1x10/1x12 tube amps with the same amazing clean and overdrive channels as the Hot Rod. Selling the Hot Rod and another amp I have would give me about $700 for a new amp.
Thanks in advance...
03-21-2013 06:50 PM
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