Is there any particular reason for using the effects loop? I use a Peavey XXL head and I find that using the effects loop only makes my guitar tone decrease. Plus I have almost no control over the volume aside from changing the presets on my pedals. And overall the tone through the regular input is much better, so is there any reason why I shouldn't just play my effects chain through the regular input? I'm not gonna blow anything out am I?
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Reverb, delay, and these kind of effects usually sound better if put after the distortion, so they are used in the effects loop.
But the overdrives, wahs, volume pedals, ... are put in front of the amp, because that's how they sound good.

Of course if you prefer putting the delay in front of the amp, then do it if it sounds good to you.
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