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Marc_Maiden
post Oct 18 2009, 09:29 PM
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hey guys,

how would i go about connect my multi effect pedal to the power amp of my blackstar ht-5 head?

i believe you can connect it to either the send or return and that bypasses the heads pre amp so basically you can use the multi effect pedal as a pre amp correct?


but which one is it smile.gif


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post Oct 18 2009, 09:31 PM
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Not 100% sure but if you want to use your Amp as a poweramp you have plug the preamp/efx pedal into the return input!


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post Oct 18 2009, 09:32 PM
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Using Return will make the head function as a power amp. smile.gif
So you plug guitar into preamp/fx, then go to return in the head, and then from head to cab. smile.gif

Edit:
Use Send when you want to send the audio from the head.
Use Return when you want audio to be sendt/returned to the head.
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I use a BOSS GT-PRO as effects and preamp to my Randall RH300G3 head, and that is how I have it connected. smile.gif

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post Oct 18 2009, 09:33 PM
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thats what i thought too, but i also wasnt 100% and did not want to break my new fancy pedal!

thanks sollesnes smile.gif


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post Oct 18 2009, 09:34 PM
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That's right, to bypass the preamp you go to the return jack. And the guitar cord goes into the multieffect ofc. smile.gif

EDIT:
Send/Fx out is from the preamp
Return/Fx in is into the poweramp.

I've tried all thinkable connections of a Line6 X3 Live into a tube amp and wasn't particulary happy with the result in either position. Didn't get a convincing result running the X3 set in "preamp" mode into return.

Before the amp, with amp modeling and running on the clean channel was the nicest after all. Which, in all theory and suggestions you read in forums is how to NOT use it. Worked the best for me though. Less "plastic" than the other combinations.


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post Oct 18 2009, 09:56 PM
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i am getting AMAZING tones from the pedal i just got throug the blackstar ht-5...ill post a thread soon introducing her smile.gif


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post Oct 18 2009, 09:57 PM
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Whats your new pedal man ?


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post Oct 19 2009, 12:33 AM
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QUOTE (Crazy_Diamond @ Oct 18 2009, 10:57 PM) *
Whats your new pedal man ?


That's what I wanted to know as well! biggrin.gif


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