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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / Fender Jazz King


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Feb 24th, 2019 10:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

Picked up a used Fender Jazz King amp last week. I'm not big on pedals, but do have a couple and know enough to run them between my guitar and amp, but the Jazz King has an effects loop with inputs for "FX Send and FX Return". I'm not familiar with this, so I downloaded the manual. From what I can gather, the first pedal input goes to "FX Send" and the last pedal output to "FX Return". Is that correct? (Can anyone confirm)? Thanks!



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Feb 25th, 2019 05:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

You are correct!


United States

Feb 25th, 2019 11:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, Cal-Woody! I thought so but knowing my luck, I'd have it wrong and blow out my amp. Much appreciated!

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Feb 25th, 2019 05:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

FX loops won't blow out your amp.

That said, they're WIDELY different (from both amp to amp design, and in individual pedal reactions to same).

See whether it sounds better in front or in the loop on a case by case basis!


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Feb 26th, 2019 11:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, reverendrob. I did a little searching on the net and see that there is an order to follow, with some going on the front end and others on the back end (effects loop). Interestingly, the link below shows a chorus pedal on the front end, while others show it on the back, so I guess you do need to experiment. Glad to hear it won't cause any damage!

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Feb 26th, 2019 08:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

Jazz is a different world when it comes to gear.

Back in the late 80s early 90s when I was in a Jazz combo I used a Roland JC-120. Most guys back then were using solid state with just a chorus pedal and maybe a delay and that was it.

We'ed talk about chorus pedals like most people talk about Fuzz, Overdrive and distortion pedals. Back then I and others were looking for simplicity in tone and consistency... SS amps really fit the bill for this Jazz culture.

I remember reading up on the Jazz King, thinking if I ever get back into a jazz band I'm picking one of these up.

Looks like a great Jazz amp.

(This message was last edited by pcalu at 10:03 PM, Feb 26th, 2019)

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Feb 26th, 2019 10:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

There's no hard and fast rules for what goes where.

if it sounds good it, it is good.

My metal refugee friends who went to jazz all ended up playing Peavey Bandits and Quadraverbs back then.

I still have a Jazz Chorus here (which is largely superfluous with the Boss CE-2W pedal which does the Jazz Chorus/CE-1 circuit including the vibrato flawlesslessly without the thirty years of circuit drift!

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