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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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what out output should i set my g major too in marshal effects loop

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i got a g major a week ago and ive set it into the effects loop on my marshall tsl100, but ive found that when i set its output to 0db it rises the volume of the guitar to more than what the voume is without the effects rack. anyone know whats the regular level to set the effects rack too?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 10:21 PM
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Re: what out output should i set my g major too in marshal effects loop

Try this.

Check these two things within your I/O menu and let me know what the settings are:

1) Input Range: Pro or Consumer? Pro is the recommended default but consumer works better with guitar amps. switch between the two of them as see what you think.

2) What is your output range (2dBu, 8dBu, 14dBu or 20dBu?) 14 is the default, but I use 20dBu for a little higher output.

Both of these make a BIG difference in volume levels.

After you set these values, crank your amp up to a safe room volume with the G-Major plugged in. Unplug the effects loop RETURN cable on your guitar amp and see if the volume levels change. If it DOES change, play around with the input / output knobs on the front to see if you can match it without clipping. If the problem persists, try a different output range (in dBu). Ideally, you'll want it to be the same volume with or without the G-Major plugged in. Also, do this testing with the effects bypassed.

Note: After you get a good 1:1 volume match, you MAY need to adjust some of your effects levels and mixes as the input / output signals have changed.

If the level is good, turn your amp up to a LOUD volume and unplug the G-Major again (with earplugs in - ha ha) to see if the volume changes drastically. It may change a little bit as the signal is being fed to your G-Major at different levels. This all depends on the design of the effects loop on the TSL.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-25-2005, 04:17 PM
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Re: what out output should i set my g major too in marshal effects loop

The TSL is just like that period, I've got one and found that when the effects loop is switched off, it goes louder, its just a characteristic of the amp, most other amps dont have a foot switchable fx loop, so we just have to live with it, the effects level on the back only has two positions, hi and lo, which is useless, we just have to live with it if we want to keep this amp, I'm still trying to decide.
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