At 03:32 AM 9/20/99 -0500, you wrote: >Curious to hear from the guitar players out there who are using the Rang >without an FX loop. In other words, the guitar hits the Rang before it >gets >to the front/preamp of an amplifier. Any problems with noise?? > >MicahH > I use it w/ violin & cello usually before the effects chain and have had no problems with noise provided I set the recording gain & the loop output volume correctly. Seeing as a guitar pickup (electric anyways) has a hotter output than the piezo pickups that I use on my instruments, you should have no problems if you set the record gain appropriately for your instrument. Lorren Stafford Richard For Cerebellum/A Most Happy Sound http://www.winternet.com/~r4c http://www.futureperfect.org/art/happy.html "We ask ourselves whether truly this is the beginning of a new world or whether perhaps the world...is about to perish. There are people who earnestly and seriously fear this, where music becomes the slave of the machine..."