question about effects loops & using 2 amps

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  1. GibsonMarshallguy41

    GibsonMarshallguy41 Member

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    can someone tell me if this scenario is possible, and if so, what would be the best way to accomplish it...

    2 amps being used simultaneously ... a few pedals going to the input of one amp and a few different pedals going to the input of the other amp... but, there are also a few other pedals that are meant for the amps' effects loop... is there a way to have THOSE pedals going through BOTH amp's effects loops? is this even possible at all? if so, how?
     
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    Only if they are stereo, which a lot of what you put in the loop (mods, delays and reverbs) can be
     
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    Use router like Boss LS-2?
     
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    Just get an ABY pedal and split them out to both amps. If you have a stereo effect like a delay, it's pretty obvious you split one left and one right.
     
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    Unless pedals in loops can do true discrete parallel processing and depending on what effect Is being used you can get bleed over from one amp to the other. Especially effects where modulation is involved.
     
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    This is correct. There are plenty of pedals with stereo in/outs, but very few that treat the effects completely separately for each side. This is not such a problem if you're after a general stereo tone (i.e. the same sound on both sides, just with stereo fx). But if you're going for separate amp sounds (especially layers of dirt) - which I suspect, given that you're running separate effects before each of the two amps - some of that separation will be lost. In that case, I'd keep the fx loop pedals separate two, essentially running two independent setups once you've split the signal.
     
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    just to be clear... you understand that I'm not talking about splitting effects pedals (pedals with stereo outs) to the input of 2 different amps, right? I'm talking about utilizing one set of pedals with the effect loop (amp's send & return) of 2 separate amps.
     
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    Yes. You split the guitar to the two chains first, then feed chain A to amp A input, and chain B to amp B input. Then you have fx you want to run in the amp's effects loops, and if you want to keep the two amps' characters separate, you need to keep the fx loop effects separate too. Even though all those effects might have stereo inputs/outputs, the two amps' sounds will blend through the fx unless they have completely separate fx engines for the left and right channels (which is extremely rare).
     
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    R.C.Moran Silver Supporting Member

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    These need to be stereo effects for use between two separate amp effects loops, if you want each amp to remain truly separate. Any kind of signal summing to meet a mono input of an effect for both loops will compromise that separation (which seems to be what you are after). It would also be preferable to have fx loop level control so as to ensure that both are outputting the same signal strength. What effects in particular are you trying to run in both loops? If you have mono and stereo, you can always run a mono line from one amp until you reach a stereo pedal, and have the second amp loop run to the stereo input of that pedal.

    Alternatively, Dry/Wet setups are pretty awesome...
     
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    Just get multiple units, and run them in different places of the setup.
     

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