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Running effects "send and receive"?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Axtman, Apr 13, 2010.


  1. Axtman

    Axtman Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Seattle, Washington
    Is it better to run effects through the amp's effects send and receive or the traditional way of between the bass and amp?
     
  2. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Usually best straight into the amps input, as the amps loop is designed for line level effects, which most stomps aren't. But it won't hurt to try, who knows, you may like it better.
     
  3. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    ive never bothered with using the effects loop (except for using the "effect out" to go into the input of amp2, and things like that)

    never needed to try, really.
     
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Check the FAQ linked in my sig for an explanation of when and how to use your amp's fx loop.
     
  5. MetroBass

    MetroBass

    Mar 26, 2008
    South of LA
    Hatred obscures all distinctions.
    +1 - try it you may like it! Even with the send/receive option of my amp I run mine straight in.
     

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