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    Default Best Effects for Parallel Loop?

    I understand not all pedals work with the parallel loop on my TSL; per the manual, it is meant for rack-mount effects and a quick google tells me I should use delay/modulation etc. that can run ‘100% wet’ - not sure I understand what that means, or how I could tell.

    So are there any recommendations for pedals in general that would work well with the parallel loop? Delay primarily, but really just need examples to go by at this point.
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    I thought that if you turn the parallel loop to 100% on it should behave as a regular effects loop. Is this not the case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Kid View Post
    I understand not all pedals work with the parallel loop on my TSL; per the manual, it is meant for rack-mount effects and a quick google tells me I should use delay/modulation etc. that can run ‘100% wet’ - not sure I understand what that means, or how I could tell.

    So are there any recommendations for pedals in general that would work well with the parallel loop? Delay primarily, but really just need examples to go by at this point.
    Generally, on the effects unit itself (say, delay for instance) at 100%...no dry signal mixed in. You mix in the direct sound at the amp end. So delays, choruses, pitch shifters, etc are great for a parallel loop.
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    That starts to makes sense- So if I understand correctly then, an effect that already mixes in dry signal would be ‘double-dry’ or something; at least if the mix was less than 100% ? I read certain pedals (overdrive in particular but any others?) create oscillation/noise in a parallel loop. I experimented using a distortion and while it’s not something I’d normally do, it appeared to behave ‘normally.’
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    Default Re: Best Effects for Parallel Loop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Kid View Post
    That starts to makes sense- So if I understand correctly then, an effect that already mixes in dry signal would be ‘double-dry’ or something; at least if the mix was less than 100% ? I read certain pedals (overdrive in particular but any others?) create oscillation/noise in a parallel loop. I experimented using a distortion and while it’s not something I’d normally do, it appeared to behave ‘normally.’
    Yes, the 'double dry' thing. My Mesa has a parallel loop, so it seems only certain time-based effects work well with it.
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    Default Re: Best Effects for Parallel Loop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silence Kid View Post
    I understand not all pedals work with the parallel loop on my TSL; per the manual, it is meant for rack-mount effects and a quick google tells me I should use delay/modulation etc. that can run ‘100% wet’ - not sure I understand what that means, or how I could tell.

    So are there any recommendations for pedals in general that would work well with the parallel loop? Delay primarily, but really just need examples to go by at this point.
    Some FX have a “Kill-dry” toggle - I first heard of his way back when I first was looking at the TC Flashback delay. You can read about it here:

    https://music-group.force.com/musick...ow-do-I-use-it

    On most pedals, I think turning Mix to 100% will get close, but I’m sure actual Kill-dry is likely more “complete”.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VinceT View Post
    Some FX have a “Kill-dry” toggle - I first heard of his way back when I first was looking at the TC Flashback delay. You can read about it here:

    https://music-group.force.com/musick...ow-do-I-use-it

    On most pedals, I think turning Mix to 100% will get close, but I’m sure actual Kill-dry is likely more “complete”.


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