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Do you use the "effects loop"

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by fishtx, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
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    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses/Genz Benz - RIP/Mojo Hand FX
    Just thought I'd asked and see what everyone has to say. I personally only run my effects through the front of the amp, and never use the effects loop.

    I know this may have a lot to do with what effects you have in your setup, so I will list what I typically use, and I don't use anything fancy:

    Bass -> tuner -> HPF -> Dirt ->Chorus/Flanger -> preamp -> amp

    Sometimes I use a stomp box comp and a phaser as well, but always through the front...

    Thoughts on the effects loop?
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2005
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    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
  3. line6man


    Jun 20, 2008
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    Don't most amps have line level loops, and don't most pedals operate at instrument level? You can't put pedals in an effects loop unless the nominal output levels are compatible.
  4. Jman2089

    Jman2089 Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2010
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    I use the FX loop and found that it works better for me, but my Aguilar 659 pre has a send and return pot for adjustment. Plus it can do line/instr. works great.

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