so i have an ibanez toneblaster, which is i guess an ok amp. its loud. the distortion sucks. the clean is ALRIGHT...nothign special, but its loud and it'll do for now. anyways, i just ordred a boss gt6 recently and i was wondering, what exactly does plugging my gt6 into the ibanez's effects loop do for me? thanks in advance.
it places the fx after the guitar and the preamp but before the power amp. It results in better sound quality for *some* effects (chorus, delay, modulation fx, etc.), but some fx sound better between the guitar and the preamp (wahs, pitch shifters, things like that).
If you're using it for mostly distortion models, then you'll be better off with it in front. But give both a try, and see which you like.