Jump to content
daniellyle

Using external pedals with the FHFX effects loop

Recommended Posts

I want to be able to use external overdrive pedals with my FHFX but it doesn't seem to want to work. I get a lot of unwanted noise if I put it through the loop regardless if the pedal is turned on or off. The noise gets really loud if I put the loop before the amp modal. The  pedal sounds horrific no matter where it is in the chain. I have the same issues regardless of what pedal I try.

 

If I put the pedal in the front of my physical chain (before the the FHFX, not using the loop) I get unwanted distortion (like clipping). This distortion results from use with any pedal including clean effects like reverb. Is there an input gain on the FHFX that I am missing some where?

 

Any help anyone can offer on how to effectively use external effects pedals with the FHFX would be greatly appreciated. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The effects loop is equipped with a Stomp/Line switch that you should experiment with. Also in the Bluetooth app there are incoming and outgoing level controls for the loop and a mix level control. The incoming signal to the unit can be controlled with the large knob on the front of the unit. When it is white, it is controlling the guitar level. I have used a Psionic Audio Telos in the loop for quite some time and have had no noise issues after adjusting levels. You shouldn't be having noise issues with the effects loop if the levels are correct and the pedal itself isn't producing excessive noise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for your reply, Badspike. Have you tried putting any pedals before the amp sim?

Yes use the Telos before the amp simulator. Though if it was modulation pedal I would give it a go behind the amp. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×