Hi there, can anyone please give me a bit more information regarding using bass effects? Here goes. I've purchased a new EA iAmp 800 & the amp has Series & Parallel effects loops & I've just purchased a new Demeter Compulator to bring some control to my slap technique. I'm experiencing different responses depending I where I place the effect. Firstly, plugging my bass directly into the pedal, then into the amp the pedal seems to be very responsive (doing what is says on the box)! Then I plug the pedal into the Parallel effects loop & this is where things being to change. You can hear that the compressor is working but does not have the same response & when I adjust the settings on the pedal they appear not to do too much. Ive tried setting the parallel effect level to 10 but does not seem to change that much. Thirdly, when the pedal is set-up through the series loop all I seem to get is distortion? No matter how I set the levels on the series input or the pedal there is distortion. Why is this? Why is the pedal not performing the same for each connection? Why is the series distorted however I seem to change the settings? I've contacted Gary at EA & he said that either way is ok but he would recommend using the effects loop. He said that if I was getting distortion that I should change the levels, but as mentioned the series still distorts. Any help would be very much appreciated in helping me get more of an understanding to the above problems. Many thanks, Face.