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Old 10-20-2012, 01:28 AM   #1
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Effects loop

Hey guys, iv been playing for a while now but i'm finally starting to upgrade my gear, i'm looking to buy a 6505+ combo soon but I had a few questions about the effects loop.

Mainly I'm unfamiliar with which types of pedals (if any) are more or less suited to being in an effects loop or which are more often put in front of the amp entirely. Just general knowledge stuff like "don't put your wah in the loop cause blah blah blah...." type stuff. Main effects im interested in are Boost/Distortion pedals (Tubescreamer, Metal Muff) Wah Pedals, EQs, and Tuner Pedals.

Sorry if this is a nooby question but right now my rig is pretty low-fi just a wah pedal and a multi effect into the front of my amp.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:32 AM   #2
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General rule. Things that create extra distortion (overdrives, boosts, fuzz, distortion) go out front, everything else goes in the loop. Wah would be the exception, it's normally best in front of everything apart from the tuner.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:34 AM   #3
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In my experience, you're probably going to want to put modulation pedals (delay, chorus, phaser ... etc) in the effects loop.

Pedals, like the ones that you have listed (wah, od, distortion, tuners..ect) are probably best suited in front of the amp.

EQ's can do equally as well in either position, depending on the pedal itself.

Now I'm not saying that this is where you HAVE to put these pedals, this is just a guideline. You should experiment with the position of the pedals, to see where they sound best!
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:58 AM   #4
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General rule. Things that create extra distortion (overdrives, boosts, fuzz, distortion) go out front, everything else goes in the loop. Wah would be the exception, it's normally best in front of everything apart from the tuner.


so for example id go Guitar>Tuner>Wah>Tubescreamer/Metal Muff>Noise Gate>6505+

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In my experience, you're probably going to want to put modulation pedals (delay, chorus, phaser ... etc) in the effects loop.

Pedals, like the ones that you have listed (wah, od, distortion, tuners..ect) are probably best suited in front of the amp.

EQ's can do equally as well in either position, depending on the pedal itself.

Now I'm not saying that this is where you HAVE to put these pedals, this is just a guideline. You should experiment with the position of the pedals, to see where they sound best!


Yeah obviously I'm going to experiment with where I like the pedals to be, I just wanted some suggestions and guidelines. Generally I like to just get strait down to playing when I get new gear, and then move stuff around later when I'm in a tweaking and fiddling kinda of mood.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:00 AM   #5
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so for example id go Guitar>Tuner>Wah>Tubescreamer/Metal Muff>Noise Gate>6505+

Noise gate in the loop, otherwise yes.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:03 AM   #6
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What the hell are you going to do with a metal muff in front of a 6505?
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:22 AM   #7
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What the hell are you going to do with a metal muff in front of a 6505?


Haha I dunno, that's why I don't have one yet. Just an idea.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:24 AM   #8
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Stoopid idea. Use that money to buy better tubes for the amp.
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