BOSS RC-3: In the Effects Loop or In Front

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  1. bwires

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    I know, I know... "just try them both and see which you like best". Problem is that I don't have adequate cabeling to try it in the effects loop so I am hoping that someone here has an answer for me.

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. travisvwright

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    I'd put it in the loop. If you want to play a clean rythym then dirty wank over top you have to have it after your dirt. At the front changing pedals changes the repeated sound. In the loop it loops only how it sounds when recording.
     
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    :agree


    I have mine in my loop. It's the only way to record something clean and then solo over it with your gain channel engaged.
     
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    In front, but not using my amps dirt channel right now.
     
  6. SurfGreenTele

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    No problem at all using it in front as long as your amp is clean. I always use mine in the loop of my Mark IV though because I frequently use the dirt channels...however, I do find that my saved loops can sound a bit muddier in the loop than in front.
     
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    In the garbage. I can't get rid of mine fast enough. I've never played through a pedal that so heavily muffled my sound when bypassed. Absolutely awful.
     
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    I don't find it that bad...some mild tone suckage, but my Boogie's switchable loop is convenient to take care of that if necessary.
     
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    I've only run it in front at home and with very short cables...it makes my vintage Vox wah sound transparent by comparison.
     
  10. bwires

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    Update: So, I tried it both in front and in the loop. When in front, I experienced a little tone suckage. What bothered me more was the volume loss. My rhythm loop would be playing and when I would start to so over it, the volume would drop significantly of the rhythm loop. I then put the RC-3 in the effects loop and didn't experience any tone or volume issues. In the loop it stays.
     

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