how can i use pedals with taylor's es system? NEED ADVISE!

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by Japes876, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Japes876

    Japes876 Member

    Messages:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2008
    Location:
    Langhorne, PA
    hey guys

    maybe someone can help me...i have an 814 ce with the expression system which forces me to use a 1/4" to male xlr cable (balanced cable). but i want to plug into my pedal (visual sound H20) then into my amp (swr california blonde)

    do they make a pedal where i can plug into it via xlr then use 1/4" for the rest or would that defeat the purpose of the balanced signal?

    PLEASE HELP THIS IS DRIVING ME INSANE!!!

    thanks!

    JP
     
  2. konavet

    konavet Member

    Messages:
    495
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    Location:
    The Big Island
  3. buddaman71

    buddaman71 Student of Life Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    11,451
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    OKC, OK
    Put the pedal in the SWR's effects loop.
    Send to pedal in.
    Pedal out to return.
    That's what it's there for.
    =]
     
  4. groovadelic

    groovadelic Member

    Messages:
    258
    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago NW Suburbs
    If you use a mono unbalanced cable it will be fine. Just think of the ES System as having built in impedance matching (like a direct box) if and only if you choose to use a TRS (balanced) cable.

    Some guitars, mostly that came out in the 90s, had a unbalanced 1/4" jack as well as a balanced xlr jack to have the option of running either. Think of the ES System of utilizing both options with the same 1/4" jack.
     
  5. waxnsteel

    waxnsteel Member

    Messages:
    3,131
    Joined:
    May 14, 2005

Share This Page