#1
When an amp has a 'send' and a 'return' effects loop, what's the difference between that and just plugging your guitar into the pedal, then the pedal into the amp?

Thanks
#2
The effects will be added to your signal after it has been brought to line level and gone through your preamp. That way you aren't added everything on to the signal and sending the whole mush through the preamp. Usually time based effects go well here (reverb, chorus, delay). It's also the best place to put a looper, and you can run a noise gate here to combat amp hum.
#4
Quote by RichieAttia
And if I'm using a multi-effects pedal?



4 cable method

(if your fx pedal has a loop aswell)
Last edited by ComradSputnik at Jun 30, 2010,
#6
Quote by RichieAttia
And if I'm using a multi-effects pedal?
You can go into the input or the FX return. Depends on if you want to bypass the preamp or not. Either will work. The 4 Cable Method requires a loop on your multifx and offers more flexibility on using both the amp's distortion and the multifx's distortion.