I was just wondering when a pedal should be used in the effects loop and when it should be used in front of the amp, as well as if it effects how the pedal sounds in each place. Thanks!
Generally modulations, reverb, and delay go in the loop. Everything else in front. Amps have loops that vary in electrical specs. To use guitar pedals in the loop it's best to have instrument level (-10db) signals in the loop. Sometimes it's hard to tell from manufacturer specs.
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