#1
can an eq pedal go in front of the amp if you dont have effects loop and still be effective? would the same be true for a sonic stomp?
#2
I use both in front of mine and it works pretty well Might be some benefit to it being in an effects loop but I'm not sure
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#3
Sure. People did it for years before amplifier companies started incorporating an effects loop into their products. It works fine. It might work better in an effects loop, but you can always front-load it if you want.
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#4
with an EQ, always think what its altering.

guitar/EQ/amp, you are essentially just EQ'ing what is coming out of your guitar.

guitar/gain pedal/####/EQ you are EQing what goes right into your amp, in this scenario you are EQ'ing your pedals (####) prior getting into amp.

or you can use it in a effects loop you are basically EQing the output tone.

there are some reasons for all of them.


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#5
^ That's how I view it as well.

It's not that you can't put your EQ in front, it's just that it's only able to do very little there. Putting it in your loop allows you to shape your entire signal. It gives the EQ much, much more power. When the EQ is in front, you are still ultimately limited by your amp.
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#6
putting it in your effects loop is putting it after your amp's eq. so it will have the most shaping power there.

however, you can still use it in front of the amp. it just won't have the same impact as an eq in the loop.
#7
at one point, a long time ago (back before the 10 band died) i did use it out front (essentially) shaping just the guitar tone, but it had to shape my strat and make them a tiny bit more hot, which i didn't want with the gibson in use. granted it may be odd, it did what it did, it didn't have massive impact, but it remedied a guitar swap easily live.
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#8
Something like the Boss EQ-20 would be really great for live use, where you can program different EQs into it to use for different guitars on stage.
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