Effects setup question

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by quantumphan, Dec 12, 2013.


  1. quantumphan

    quantumphan

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    I have limited knowledge of pedal setups and am seeking some suggestions.

    I run my pedalboard through the input of my amp. Recently, I picked up a multi-effects processor I would like to incorporate. Should I run one through the send/return and the other through the input? Does anyone advise using one over the other?

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. JBNeedsBeer

    JBNeedsBeer

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    Without knowing anything more about any of your gear, I would put everything through the front end of your amp. If the multi is not a rack unit, then definitely keep it in front of the amp.
  3. Lownote38

    Lownote38

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    If you plan on using distortion and/or a "wah" effect of any type, don't use the effects send/return. It doesn't work well with those effects. I always go from my bass to my pedals and then into the amp. I never use the effects loop.
  4. quantumphan

    quantumphan

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    thanks for your feedback. processor is a floor unit, not rack. I've messed with running my bass straight to the processor and patching that to the pedalboard, which creates a fair amount of amp noise. It works fine, but I am looking to minimize the noise as much as possible. Thanks again.
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  6. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

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    Noise can be eliminated by using isolated power to each device, and by watching any and all of your gain stages.

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