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Thanks Barry, the Paramix seems to be exactly what I need now that I look at it more closely.


I’m just gonna spitball some ideas here to see if I’m on the right track. So I’ve got two signals – we’ll call them FUZZ (which is the Rat/Stage 3 signal I mentioned above, plus an Emerald Ring I’ve decided to include) and EFFECT (which would be whatever effects the player would put in the effect loop).


My thought is I would hardwire the FUZZ circuit to the Insert In/Insert Out of the Paramix. With FUZZ off, it would be pure dry tone, and with it on it would be the “default” tone of the pedal. Then the player could insert any pedal(s) into the Loop, into the EFFECT chain, and both could be blended together.


So my two questions would be:

  1. Would pressing the ParaMix’s stomp button just toggle the effects loop? This would be my ideal behaviour.
  2. If nothing were to be in the Effects Loop, would any signal pass through the EFFECT circuit? Ideally, I’d like to have it blend in whatever pedals are connected if any, and if there are none, it would blend in a clean tone. I see that the Effects Loop has this feature, would it be enough to use a switched jack for the SEND jack connected to the RETURN jack?

I might just be overthinking everything of course.