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    How to connect the digitech trio+

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    j200george

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    How to connect the digitech trio+

    Post by j200george on Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:06 am

    Hi guys, santa left an interesting present for me under the tree this year, Digitech trio+ looper pedal.

    Its a good piece of kit especially for me as i am quite prolific in terms of writing riffs, chord progressions and changes but rarely can articulate it all properly to my band without a fight. This "band in a box" pedal allows me to easily capture and structure a song/ musical idea and play back to the band when we are together.

    There are lots of review on line and henning does a really good in depth analysis on his youtube channel.

    I am however struggling with how best to connect it to the GM40D.

    If i connect as below I get a horrible squealing sound (not me trying to play some of the thrashy presets on the gm40 i may add)....

    Guitar -> Trio+ Guitar In
    Trio+ FX Send -> GM40 Amp In
    GM40 Loop Send -> Trio+ FX Return
    Trio+ Amp Out -> Amp Loop Return

    I therefore am not using it this way.... i do have a Fender Princeton 68 which i tend to use with my gm40 for a stereo pair when playing live. This allows me to record loops and have say the drum and bass from the trio+ remain unaffected by the gm 40 presets and for me to be able to record a rhythm part using one preset on the loop, then play a lead part over with a different tone (or overdubs on the loop).

    Guitar -> Trio+ Guitar In
    Trio+ FX Send -> GM40 Amp In
    GM40 redbox out -> Trio+ FX Return
    Trio+ Amp Out -> fender princeton input

    The difficulty i have is that in using this connection the gm40 gets none of the drum and bass or loop sounds it ALL comes from the pedal to the Fender princeton...

    I think i would like to have it such that the drums and bass ONLY come out of the Fender princeton and have the looper parts and the live guitar parts I play being heard via my GM40D and TM112 speaker cab.

    I guess this forum is not that busy so its a bit of a long shot, but as this pedal starts to get into the public domain a bit more one or two gm40 owners may come across this thread and comment. Hopefully.

    Meanwhile i have emailed HK support for advice, and i will do the same to Digitech and see what they say. The manual provided is only a quick start and the on line manual plays little attention to alternative connections.
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    j200george

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    Re: How to connect the digitech trio+

    Post by j200george on Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:28 am

    I did a little tinkering with the connections.

    trio + fx snd >>>> gm40d effects return

    trio+0monitor out (or amp out >>>> fender princeton

    guitar in >>>>> gm40d input

    gm40d effects send >>>>> trio+ guitar in

    This seems to be working best for me just now, but I am sure that there are other ways of doing it.


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