I've got 2 reasons for this thread: 1) I want to show off my cool stuff to people who will apreciate it So I'm sure you all recognize the pedals. The two rack mount units are a Wounded Paw Black Sheep preamp. Super awesome OD, lots of tweakability and features. Below that is a custom made 4 channel effect blender, also from Wounded Paw effects. TONS of signal routing options for the 4 channels. Just got it in today and it's obviously not all setup. I'm a few patch cables short now that I've got so many more connections to make. On to my second reason for this thread: I am going to try out both ways myself, but I'm asking for advice and opinions from you guys. The preamp has its own effects loop in it. I'm wondering, would it be "better" to put the blender in the loop of the preamp, or to have the preamp be in one loop of the blender? I'm thinking of putting the blender in the loop of the preamp and setting it to series routing with the signal from the OD going into the blender, or I can turn the OD section off and have the preamp send a clean signal into the blender. Any ideas/suggestions will be apreciated! Thanks guys.