#1
I've been seeing a lot of people talking about an effects loop in threads such as 'The Pedalboard Thread.' I have absolutely no idea what an effects loop is. Help me understand this concept please. Please forgive my noobishness.
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It's typically just a jack that goes out from the preamp and a jack that goes into the poweramp, and most have buffers of some sort. There's parallel that mixes the effected signal with the dry signal and series which just puts the effects in with the original signal.
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in a nutshell on the back of your amp there would be either and "effects" or "power amp" out and in jacks, you can control a level for sending and recieving which just affects volume really

really effects wise it's the difference of using the tone from your amp to run through the effects, as apposed to running effects into your amps tone

hope that helps
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