#1
It looks everyone places an OD pedal (like the OD 808 or ST-9) between their guitar and the amp head, but I want to see if anyone says differently. Would anyone consider putting an OD pedal into the guitar effects loop, after the pre-amp on a tube head?

ps. application is for extreme metal, nothing else.
#2
Not me.

It makes little sense to put it anywhere else. Overdrive pedals are designed specifically to drive the preamp harder. OD's are generally designed to accept an instrument level signal only, not line level like in an effects loop. A line level signal is just too hot and it causes the OD to go into hard clipping which sounds like ass.

Everybody recommends keeping them up front for a reason. They just sound better that way.
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#3
^ Indeed. I tried that when I knew even less than I do now about amps. It sounded terrible, and not in an entertaining way.
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#4
just no. stick it out front.
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thanks. after watching some videos from Maxon, I learned what an OD pedal does to some extent. always before the pre-amp.
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Overdrive pedals are designed specifically to drive the preamp harder.


well, i'm not sure about that, originally they were designed to sound like a tube amp's overdrive when plugged into a solid state amp i think, but other than that, I agree with you
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well, i'm not sure about that, originally they were designed to sound like a tube amp's overdrive when plugged into a solid state amp i think, but other than that, I agree with you

Well I wasn't talking specifically about how OD's have been historically used. Just how they're used in the context of modern times.
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Sure.
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Sure.

The subtlety of your sarcasm is pretty great.
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The subtlety of your sarcasm is pretty great.


Reminds me of that Simpsons one at hullabalooza:

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"I don't even know any more"

I was actually being serious. I think.
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