#3
ummm no? for metal i run mine in front of the amp with distortion minimum and level maximum and tone to taste.

i havent really heard of it ever going in the Fx loop, because even for blues i think you want in front of the amp
#4
Quote by Seanthesheep
ummm no? for metal i run mine in front of the amp with distortion minimum and level maximum and tone to taste.

i havent really heard of it ever going in the Fx loop, because even for blues i think you want in front of the amp


I have also never heard of that. The whole idea behind it is to drive your power section further. It can't do that in the loop.
What?! There's a clean channel on my amp?!

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omfg i totally forgot about that, you sir are jesus christ.
#5
umm the reasoning for putting in front of the amp the way i do is to kick the preamp section harder for more tigher preamo distortion, it works well for metal.

on the other hand, if you wanted to kick the power amp section harder you would put it in the fx loop because the fxloop lets you place pedals after the preamp and before the poweramp
#6
put it before your amp. either way. for a bluesy tone, run it on a clean channel. to tighten up your gain for heavier tones, volume and tone knobs to taste, and gain at or close to zero.
#7
Quote by Seanthesheep
umm the reasoning for putting in front of the amp the way i do is to kick the preamp section harder for more tigher preamo distortion, it works well for metal.

on the other hand, if you wanted to kick the power amp section harder you would put it in the fx loop because the fxloop lets you place pedals after the preamp and before the poweramp


shit. you are right. I got my amp sections backward. I am embarassed.

I still have never heard of anyone putting a distortion in the loop though.
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#8
Experiment with the sound you like better. I'd say in front, but its all based on your ears
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#9
Quote by stykerwolf
depends on what you want to do

metal amp: fx loop
blues overdrive: front



Eh, no, just no...no.


Run it in line, like you should do with all OD pedals or distortion pedals. For metal, the OD is to tighten up the preamp, cut the lows and boost the mids, putting it in teh FX loop will completely defeat this purpose.

Blues, it's still up front. Never should you put a OD or Distortion pedal through the FX loop, it's an unprocessed clipping signal and will sound like crap going straight into a power amp.

If you like the sound of a cat being strangled by barbwire and being skinned by a rust spork, then by all means, put it in the FX loop, if you like a good tone, put it in front.
#11
Quote by ethan_hanus
Eh, no, just no...no.


Run it in line, like you should do with all OD pedals or distortion pedals. For metal, the OD is to tighten up the preamp, cut the lows and boost the mids, putting it in teh FX loop will completely defeat this purpose.

Blues, it's still up front. Never should you put a OD or Distortion pedal through the FX loop, it's an unprocessed clipping signal and will sound like crap going straight into a power amp.

If you like the sound of a cat being strangled by barbwire and being skinned by a rust spork, then by all means, put it in the FX loop, if you like a good tone, put it in front.


The tubescreamer would cut bass to tighten the preamp, therefor it's placed after the preamp which conveniently is the fx loop. iono man i tried it in the loop and it did its job


Whatever suits you thread starter
#12
for metal you MUST put it in the front of the amp. u dont use a ts9 to get more gain for metal. either your amp should have enough gain or your using it for boosting solo's. u put the OD in front, gain set to 0, level/output/volume max and u mess with the tone knob to tighten up the bass to give u a nice palm muted chug. it would not make sense to put it in the fx loop. even for a bluesy-type sound i would still have it in the front of an already dirty channel, roll back the tone knob on the pedal, and throw in a hair of gain. OD in the loop just doesnt make sense to me
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Quote by stykerwolf
The tubescreamer would cut bass to tighten the preamp, therefor it's placed after the preamp which conveniently is the fx loop. iono man i tried it in the loop and it did its job


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It's not the same, doing that means you are processing your preamp signal tone through the quality of the TS9, so you're not keeping the quality signal that is coming from the preamp, you're destroying it with the TS9, cause, frankly, the TS9 is not the best at true bypass.

You want to preamp to process the TS9, not the TS9 to process your preamp.
#14
You'd only ever want to put it in the loop if you wanted to use it just to affect the volume without adding amp distortion. You normally run them out front.
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^ +1

though plug the other end into your guitar, rather than yourself.
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