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Amp simulator with effects loop? amp sim, has effects loop and cab sim, no XLR out . . . Someone here called the Carl Martin Rock Bug a blanco canvas for pedals, but it is not for time effects without loosing XLR functionality. I have another question: "after the preamp" is sound wise the best place for a time effect....

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Amp simulator with effects loop?

Do you want to stick to only analog devices, or is digital an option? A lot of digital mfx devices have moveable effects loops, although I'm not sure that any of them separate pre and power amp sections into different blocks so you can drop the fx-loop in between. Fractal Audio Axe-fx II Kemper Profiling Amp Eleven...

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The Carl Martin Rock Bug - Fantastic studio/live tool!

Hi folks, I just picked up a used Carl Martin Rock Bug pedal, and am blown away by how good it is. I needed a simple, direct, preferably analog guitar amp/speaker cab simulator solution for recording situations where I can't use an amp in the room and am taking a direct line from...

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Product Description

The Carl Martin Rock Bug is an Amp/Speaker Simulator and Headphone rehearsal unit that operates on a single 9v battery. Although this type of accessory is not new, we believe there is nothing on the market that feels as real or sounds as realistic as the Rock Bug! You simply get the feeling that you are playing through a good tube amp. Just plug your guitar (with or without pedals) into the unbalanced ¼” input, plug your favourite headphones into the unbalanced ¼” output and off you go! Adjust your instruments’ volume with the Guitar knob, select an open cabinet or closed cabinet simulation with the mini-toggle switch, and wail away through the privacy of your headphones. If you like, use the AUX stereo inputs and add an MP3, CD or DAT player to the mix; adjust the Master volume for your music, blend in your guitar sounds with the Guitar volume, and either play along with your favourite cd’s or add a personal touch to your pre-recorded backing tracks. Utilizing the balanced XLR output, you can connect your Rock Bug to a mixing console for recording, solo gigs accompanying the pre-recorded music with your live guitar, or as a DI for live performance when you are packing light, or your amp goes down. You might not think an Amp-Speaker Simulator is new, but with all these features, the Rock Bug is the little Danish-Swiss Army Knife that belongs in the pocket of every guitar-players gig-bag!