Effects Send/return, who actually uses it ?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Makatak, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Makatak


    Apr 13, 2002
    New Zealand
    All amps seem to have this feature standard, ive hardly ever seen anyone using it instead always going through a pedal train. It would be good if manufacturers included other features just as much as say, speaker mute/headphones out/compression etc which seem to be omitted on many amps. Any send/return fans out there ?
  2. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Inactive

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    On my B rig, I run an RBI out of the FX send on my Beat down old Carvin RL1000. Works pretty well for that. My pedals however are always in the front, where they are supposed to be.
  3. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I use a compressor and tuner in my ampeg "effects loop."

    My GK has a tuner out and I haven't been running compression with it so I haven't needed it.

    Having an amp that can easily accommodate both line level and instrument level is a nice feature even if not necessary for all situations.
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    If I had a rack compressor I'd use it on my bass amp, otherwise...never. I do use them on my guitar amps though.
  5. Old Trace loops with level control and highpass are great. I mainly use the loop with parametric filter for my DB.
  6. avvie


    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    I've run both ways...can't tell much difference other than more wires to manage.

    It seems to me to be either:
    Bass-->preamp-->pedal effects-->power amp
    Bass-->pedal effects-->preamp-->power amp.

    As mentioned above, it's a bit different when rack effects are added:

    Bass-->pedal effects-->preamp-->rack effects-->power amp.

    So without rack units in your rig it's a superfluous feature.
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