GCX AND COMPRESSOR

Q & A for building and interfacing your rack gear with Ground Control Pro and GCX-based systems.
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dominof
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GCX AND COMPRESSOR

Post by dominof » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:16 pm

Hi there
I have recently bought a mxr dyna comp and it works very well when I plug it stright to my Mesa dual rectifier (guitar-compressor-amp)
But when I put it into GCX loop1 and than into fornt of my amp it just sound like a crap and the level drops drastically. Why? Can anybody knows?
Thanks
Dom
Gibson les Paul
Mesa dual rect
GCX
Gcp
G-major2
Vht 2x12

nyteowl
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Re: GCX AND COMPRESSOR

Post by nyteowl » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:05 am

dominof wrote:Hi there
I have recently bought a mxr dyna comp and it works very well when I plug it stright to my Mesa dual rectifier (guitar-compressor-amp)
But when I put it into GCX loop1 and than into fornt of my amp it just sound like a crap and the level drops drastically. Why? Can anybody knows?
Thanks
Dom
I'm just taking a wild guess here, but perhaps it's due to the buffered signal you're getting when you plug your guitar into the Guitar In jack. Try using the passive Feed Thru jack and see if it makes any difference. Don't know if this will help or not, but it's something to try, if you haven't done so already.
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loerdevi
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Re: GCX AND COMPRESSOR

Post by loerdevi » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:34 am

You might also try each cable and see if its the cable dropping the audio. I had this problem with a couple of cables I built and until I tested each one I didn't know what the problem was. They would pass audio, and putting a volt meter to them they seemed to work but plugging into an amp directly with that cable there was a drastic drop in audio. Something to try anyway.

Good luck.
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dominof
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Re: GCX AND COMPRESSOR

Post by dominof » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:39 am

yeah it turned out that was the buffer problem. As I now know compressors, phasers, wahs don't like buffored signal. So I plug the guitar into FEED THRU and it's perfect.
Thanks for ur help
Gibson les Paul
Mesa dual rect
GCX
Gcp
G-major2
Vht 2x12

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