Where to put the effects pedals? In the fx loop or after the bass?
Right now I just have a Markbass Compressore, the bass, and a Markbass LM III. Should I put the compressor in the effects loop, or between the bass and the head? How does one decide this? Is it another "let your ears be your guide" or is there a proper location?
Also, when I start adding effects, I'm looking at an octave pedal of some kind and a bass synth pedal. What are the pros/cons of putting them into the effects loop vs. in series after the bass guitar?
Thank you for your help!