Mesa Mark IV FX loop/"Solo Boost" question...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by VLJ, Feb 1, 2008.


  1. VLJ

    VLJ Member

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    Can the Mark IV's FX loop be used as a quasi Solo Boost by using the Send/Return levels and a jumper cable, a la the Fender Super Sonic?

    I used to have a Mark IV and I sorta just used the EQ set with everything a little high to create a "boost" but I never even tried the FX loop thing and now I'm thinking that might not be a bad idea since I never used the FX loop anyway...
     
  2. blackba

    blackba Supporting Member

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    There is no knob on the effects loop of the mark IV to control levels, at least not on my older Mark IVA. Your best bet is using the EQ as a solo boost. IF you use the EQ all the time, just get an EQ pedal and put it in the loop and use that as a solo boost....
     
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    fusionbear exquirentibus veritatem Gold Supporting Member

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    No solo boost. What I used to do is set my output levels different on my rack effects between the rythm and lead settings...
     
  4. VLJ

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    No rack FX for me. Hardly any pedals either, for that matter. Nothing at all in the FX loop.

    Surprised it doesn't have Send/Return level controls. I thought it did, but then again I never paid any attention to the FX loop before. Oh well, it seemed like the onboard EQ still sorta worked as a footswitchable Solo Boost, even though it's not really designed for that purpose. Guess that's the only "built in" Solo Boost option then...
     
  5. S.A.M.

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    what about using one of those cheap volume boxes on ebay, and set it to lower the volume (Loop engaged), so when you want a solo boost, just bypass the loop for full volume.
     

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