JCM800 2210 effects loop quiet

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  1. Tango

    Tango New Member

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    First gig with my 2210 last night and we ended up having to bypass the effects loop and run the pedals in-front of the amp because it just wasn't loud enough to cope with gig volume. Turning the MV any further than 3 had no effect on increasing the volume. I need to use the loop, the pedals sound excellent through it but I need it loud!

    Any suggestions would be most appreciated :)
     
  2. Fretboard

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    So when you put your pedals in through the amp's effects loop, there is a volume drop? If that's the case, try adding a volume booster, such as a Micro Amp pedal, into your loop.
     
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    If I remember correctly, 2210's efx loop's designed to work with rackmount units. That'd explain the experienced loss of volume.
     
  4. Tango

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    Yep, there's a considerable loss of volume. Thanks for the suggestion of putting a vol booster in the loop, I had read that was a way to go but was wondering if it was possible to 'fix' it so it was possible to get normal 800 levels without a boost.

    Thank you too Siguard, much appreciated :)
     
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    Ironically, the same problem happened with a TSL on another thread. Hope the booster help.
     
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    Thanks, looking at the MXR micro amp for the job.
     
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    By any chance would anyone have a follow up to this?

    I'm experiencing the same problem and I'm considering trying the MXR.

    Does it affect tone negatively?
     
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    I had a problem sort of like that with a different amp manufacturer, I ran a few pedals In the loop & volume dropped when the pedal was In the loop not even on or In operating mode, took the pedal out, & cured the problem, I asked around & the best answer I recieved was that pedal was probably manufactured with a different Impedance. I had to go 1 by 1 with the pedals to find the one It was.
     

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