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HX FX 4 CM Tone suck


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Hi Folks,

 

I'm experiencing significant tone loss when using the HX FX in a 4 cable routing. I tried different routing options as well as changed cables but the issue still remains. Primarily I'm finding that when using the loop, the amp sounds very thin and almost seems to have a slight phasing/chorusing effect with the clean tone. For the distorted tones I lose a lot of the bottom end and tones are very bright. Note that I'm also using some other pedals with the HX FX. When I turn off the effects loop I tried the following two options for signal chains.

 

Example Setting 1

 

Guitar -> Digitech Ricochet -> Cry Baby Wah -> Origin Effects Revival Drive -> HX FX input - > EQ  Block - > FX Loop 1 (HX Send into Front of amp and Amp send into HX return-> Modulation - > Delay -> Reverb -> HX Left out into Amp Return

 

Example Setting 2

 

Guitar -> HX Input -> FX Loop 1 (HX Send into Digitech Richet -> Cry Baby -> Revival Drive Out -> Amp Input -> Amp send into HX Return) -> Modulation -> Delay -> Reverb -> HX Left out into Amp Return

 

Setting that works well. When I do this I'm not observing the same loss in tone that I see with Example settings 1 & 2

 

Guitar -> Digitech Ricochet -> Cry Baby Wah -> Origin Effects Revival Drive -> Amp input - > Amp Send into HX FX Guitar In -> Modulation - > Delay -> Reverb -> HX Left out into Amp Return

 

I set the FX loop to instrument level and the Main outs to line level. The amp I'm using is a mesa mark v 25. Any help is much appreciated. 

 

Thanks

 

 

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have you checked it on a blank patch with only the FX Block alone?....What you describe sounds like the loop might be parallel? mix parameter is set to 100% on the loop i would assume...Other than that I would guess you are using TS cables and not TRS...or split adapters and only using the Left or right for the loop. I am just guessing the mesa loop is serial...not sure but I would think so.

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