Help-signal pop and delay effects in and out of effects loop

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Boog
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Help-signal pop and delay effects in and out of effects loop

Post by Boog » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:39 pm

Hi all, new owner of Mark V-25 and 2x12 rectified vertical slant cab.

I'm having signal pop issues with my maxon tube screamer each time I stomp.

And

I stack a maxon analog delay with a TC Elec. flashback delay. On all three channels they sound good but when i switch to any of the channels on channel 2 the delay gets wonky and super robotized.

Any tips or tricks for remedy?

Thanks

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Re: Help-signal pop and delay effects in and out of effects

Post by elvis » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:44 pm

You may be overdriving the inputs of the loop effects. Most pedal effects are designed for instrument level, and the FX send of amps, Mesa in particular, are a lot higher. I had that issue with the V:25 even with a TC rack box that was designed for line level.

The master controls the FX loop send level, so try turning that down. I couldn't run it more than about 11:00 with the TC box in the loop. If you need to make up the gain after the effects boxes, try adding a preamp like a micro amp or EH Booster, or use an Ebtech Line-Level Shifter to drop the level into the FX boxes and then raise it back up for the FX Return. The Line Level Shifter is a transformer, so it will also stop ground loop hum.
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