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Where does the pre go??

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bennito, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. Bennito


    Sep 12, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    I'm looking at getting a racked Aphex 204 which is basically a preamp/tone enhancer type thing. I'm just wondering: does it make more sense to put this into my effects loop (where I have nothing else yet) or in the front line with everything else (ie. tuner, a couple of pedals)?

  2. xan


    Sep 10, 2004
    Perth, Australia
    it kinda depends on how you want to use it i think. are your other pedals true bypass? if not they may undo all the good work that the aphex does in which case it will be good to separate it from the other stuff.
  3. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    If it's a preamp, wouldn't the line level from the effects send overdrive it right away?

    I know that's why I couldn't use the Presonus that I tried to warm-up my Hartke head with.