Okay, I dont have ANY effects so I have what may be a stupid question. So, if you run your effects through an effects loop does that mean that they still require battery power since they are basically going through something powered by electricity anyways?
AFAIK no matter how you plug your effects together, be it through an fx loop or guitar->fx->amp style, they'll never get any kind of power from the signal cables.
I know some types of microphones can operate on something called phantompower, but AFAIK that does not apply to guitar FX.
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