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Connecting Venue DI with Other Pedals

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  • Connecting Venue DI with Other Pedals

    Hi, I just bought a Venue DI and have an Ibanez Tube Screamer (also run a Strat through my acoustic amp), a Boss RC-30 Looper, all on a Boss BCB-60 pedal board. I play 2 acoustic guitars and a Strat, but almost exclusively acoustic.
    How should I connect everything up? At the moment: Guitar to Venue DI input, send to tube screamer, then to looper, then back to return on the Venue DI, then output to my Marshall AS-50D amp. Is there a better way to do this, or should I just experiment using different connections and see what this does to the sound?
    Also, what should bass and treble settings be set to on the amp and my guitars (Stagepro Anthem and Stagepro Element)? Full on, then use the EQ on the Venue DI to adjust, or somewhere else?
    Thanks in advance of any advice! I'm brand new to this forum.

  • #2
    Hey shorideas,
    Welcome to the forum.

    The way you're running things now is probably where I would start if that was my setup. Then I would try running the other pedals in front of the Venue to see if the tone changed with the pedals interacting differently. The Strat will probably change the most between the two versions of the signal chain. Since the acoustic guitars have active systems, they should sound pretty similar with either setup.

    I hope this helps.


    • #3
      Thanks for your advice, Caleb. With the tube screamer connected to "send" on the DI, I had little control with the overdrive control-it seemed to be full on distortion all the time even when set to minimum. With the tube screamer in front of the DI, it was more adjustable with a full range of distortion, so I will leave it there.


      • #4
        Yeah, I thought that might be the case. Overdrive pedals are really designed to get a very specific signal level into the input. Going through the Venue FX Loop will make the output level much higher and the impedance much lower, compared to what the pedal is "intended" for.