Question. I have a Korg (tone works) rack tuner and it is great. I have been running it though the Mesa 400+ effects loop which has a blend control 0-10 which I keep on full (10) so the signal will not be hampered. Thing is, I notice the sound/volume to be a little louder when I don't have anything in the fx-loop at all. So lately I have been going strictly bass to amp and unplugging to tune once a set. My bass is rarely out of tune, so I guess it's really a no brainer, but I thought I would tap all of the vast amount of knowledge on Talk Bass and see if some how I am not doing something correctly. I see that I am not alone in the world of trying to get the ultimate sound and gear into one little, light, dependable, economic, durable package. Yeah, sure. I know I have many questions about gear, but it is as much a passion as a necessity. Anyway this is the most enjoyable informative bunch of musicians and gearheads I have ever communicated with. Any pearls of wisdom will be appreciated.