Ok, so I have been thinking a lot about pedal board design lately, and for a while I had been planning to have a layout like: Bass>Tuner>A/B/Y box>misc effects>Volume>Delay>Reverb The A path on the A/B/Y would go through all the shifters, dirt, and modulation and then into the A input on a stereo volume pedal. The B path would go directly into the B input on the volume pedal. Then the rest of the chain would run through a stereo delay and reverb and into two amps. However, today I saw a demo for the strymon Lex, and I saw that it only had a mono in but stereo out. So I started thinking about instead of an A/B/Y box, have an effects loop that could run either the effect, the clean, or both signals at once. This would go into the Lex, the Lex would split it into stereo and I could have the Volume, Delay, and Reverb after that. At the moment this is all theoretical, as I only have a few basic effects right now, but I wanted to know what you guys thought about these setups, and which would work best.