As I said, I'm familiar with effects loops, having used them before, but it was the "valve buffered" bit that was new to me. But I'd never thought about the output level of the pedals within the effects loop, so this has been very useful. That's a really helpful link too :) – Matt Jones Apr 4 '17 at 8:05

Like buffers on your pedalboard, a buffered effects loop is able to send a strong signal through multiple effects and long cable runs with minimal signal degradation. Luckily, adding a great buffer to an unbuffered amp loop is easy. Name: Rick Williamson Rating: 5 null I put this effects loop into a Vox AC-15 JMI 1961 clone which I built from scratch. I wired in a 4 pole double throw switch so there would be no interference due to the way the channels pass to the phase splitter. Basically one channel can go through the loop while the other passes straight to the phase Buffer Circuit with 6dB of Gain, Buffered and Unbuffered Outputs, and 9VDC Power Output $99.99. Tuner Out, Effects Loop, and Clearlink Line Driver $169.00. For those of you that just like to experiment, adding a buffer like our CLEARLINK™ (SEND) to an already buffered effects loop will certainly not cause any damage and you may find the results to your liking. However, in the majority of cases, an additional buffer (should your amp already have a buffered effects loop) isn't necessary. Having any amount of DC on an Effects Loop Send is bad because when you press a true-bypass footswitch on an effects pedal the DC level to the Return changes quickly causing a popping sound. If you check for DC on coupling caps in the rest of a guitar tube amp on startup you will see ~100 to 500mV leaking and it won't fully dissipate to a few

Ceriatone has two premium effects loop buffers, both inspired by the infamous Dumble Dumbleator, the tube driven C-lator with a 12AX7, and the solid state Kleinulator Mini. Both are extremely high quality devices that seamlessy introduce time based effects into your signal chain at the proper point for maximum tone, because isn't that what it's

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Sep 01, 2018 · The Parallel/Series Effects loop is buffered. Op amp for the send with low output impedance (100ohm) and a tube stage for the return with high input impedance (>1M). The Power Amp Loop is not buffered at either end that I see. It is impedance correct, 1k send, 470k return.

Dec 30, 2009 Add an Effects Loop to Your Amp. : 10 Steps - Instructables What You Need: Now what all do you need to complete this project? You need: 1 Guitar Amp (I'm … Pedal Signal Chain Basics: Bypass, Buffered, And Effects Loop