After getting a new job, cheaper apartment, and a security deposit check in the mail I'm splurging on new gear. I'm getting a Verellen Meatsmoke preamp pedal and a new amp. I want the Meatsmoke to be the basis of my sound and I've heard it's better to run into the preamp out section of the amp rather than the effects loop. The thing is that if possible I'd like to run some mod pedals after the MS since I like fx like filters, delay and trem after my dirt. What is the signal flow if I run mod pedals through the fx loop and the MS through the preamp out section? Would there be a big signal drop running pedals after it in the preamp section? Or would it sound fine just running the MS though the fx loop with pedals after it? It typically cost more for an amp with both so if I can save a few bucks without sacrificing tone I'm fine with that. Thanks for any help and sorry if I sound like a total idiot. P.S. I know I could just experiment a bit but I'd rather not spend the extra money on an amp with more features if they're not necessary.