Here’s what the input, output, send, return, and expression jacks are for:
6. Input: plug your instrument in here.
Note: If you have any “always-on” pedals (compressors, preamps, EQs, etc.) place them before Swiss Things’ input.
7. Loop 1 Send: Plug this into the input of the first pedal in the octave/overdrive/distortion/fuzz section of your board.
8. Loop 1 Return: Plug the output of the last pedal of the octave/overdrive/distortion/fuzz section into this jack.
9. Loop 2 Send: Plug this into the input of the first pedal in the modulation section of your board.
10. Loop 2 Return: Plug the output of the last pedal of your modulation section into this jack.
11. Tuner Output: Connect this to the input of your tuner.
Note: Tuner must be always turned on. If you bypass your tuner, you may experience ground loops or hum.
12. Volume EXP: Connect any expression pedal to this output to control volume.
Note: Most volume pedals create “tone-suck” by loading the signal down and have limited travel. This solves that problem with a buffered output and allows you to use any expression pedal with the same results. The expression jack is placed after the “dirt” effects loop (Loop 1) which allows you to change volume levels without affecting gain.
13. Output A: connect this to the input of your amplifier.
14. Output B: connect this to the input of a separate amplifier to use multiple amps and/or to play in stereo.
Note: To use Swiss Things with stereo effects, they should be placed after Outputs A & B and both outputs must be selected using the Both switch.
Note: Output B is transformer-isolated and includes a Phase switch for use with pedals and/or amplifiers which invert phase.
Note: To use stereo effects after Swiss Things, do not have the Phase switch engaged otherwise the L & R inputs of your stereo effects will be out of phase.