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hd300 with boss RC-50
by paligulus on 2011-11-26 12:10:43

Hey folks,

    I would like to use my boss rc-50 loop pedal with my hd300. What would be the best way of doing this as I intend to connect the hd300 to a pa with 2xlr via balanced output,

Thanks



Re: hd300 with boss RC-50
by Nick_Mattocks on 2011-11-26 12:25:27

Hi

Well the HD300 has no FX loop so your only options are to place the RC-50 between the guitar and HD300 input or to place it between the HD300 outputs and the PA.

I think I'd place it post the HD300

You cannot use the balanced outputs on the HD300 if you do this.

Nick



Re: hd300 with boss RC-50
by TheRealZap on 2011-11-26 13:44:58

as nick said... HD300-RC50-PA would likely be the best path since you'll want all your amps+effects to be part of the loop.



Re: hd300 with boss RC-50
by paligulus on 2011-11-26 16:42:45

I wonder would there be a noticable decrease in sound quality vs balanced output to PA?



Re: hd300 with boss RC-50
by jimsreynolds on 2011-11-26 16:46:36

There would  be a quality/tone suck issue if the unbalanced cable run is particularly long but for moderate runs the difference should not be dramatic. 



Re: hd300 with boss RC-50
by Nick_Mattocks on 2011-11-27 01:48:57

And to add to Jim's comment, this could be easily overcome by using external active DI box(es) to which you would connect short 1/4" unbalanced cables from the HD500's 1/4" outputs.

Nick



Re: hd300 with boss RC-50
by paligulus on 2011-11-27 14:24:17

Hey Nick,

    I don't quite understand what you mean by that. Would that be Hd300->di box -> rc50 -> Pa?

Thanks



Re: hd300 with boss RC-50
by Nick_Mattocks on 2011-11-28 00:41:57

No.  It would be:

Guitar > HD300 1/4" out  > Boss RC-50 > Behringer Ultra GI GI100 active DI box (or H&K RedBox or similar) > PA

Nick




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