Hi Sorry, still new to this forum and did some searching on this but didn't find a good consensus answer. I currently run my Fender Jazz into a Tech 21 Sansamp DI and then into the PowerAmp Input, bypassing my Preamp entirely. It's an early 80's Peavey TKO 65. It weighs about 60 pounds and I don't like lugging it to our friend's house to jam anymore. I'm trying to find something a little lighter that I can rig up the same way. Most of the smaller combo amps don't have this feature. I found an Orange Crush Bass 50 that weighs 32 pounds (much more manageable and yet still has enough oomph) and has an effects loop. My son's guitar amp has an effects loop, but he still uses the preamp to plug his guitar into. Can I use it the same way I do on my Peavey and just plug right into the "return" of the effects loop?