#1
Hi,

I've just bought a Boss BD-2 distortion pedal. I've heard different things about how dist pedals should be used with amps so I thought I'd ask here.

Should the output of my pedal go to the "power amp in" of an amp - thereby skipping the tone/reverb section of the amp, or is it ok to plug it into the main input? That way I could still access any reverb/vib/tremolo sections (in this case a Fender Deluxe Reverb).

Is it a case of whichever way I think sounds best - or will one of the methods actually damage the amp?

Thanks

Jack
#2
Plug it straight in, it'll sound pants if you bypass the preamp
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#3
Yeah, Distortion stompboxes are designed to be used as direct insterts. Just go from the output of the pedal to the input of the amp. Couldn't be simpler!
#4
You could try to plug it in skipping the pre-amp... i think it's really just up to what you would prefer. but using the pre-amp would sound better is my prediction
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#5
thanks guys, you've confirmed what I already thought - surely you wouldn't want to bypass the workings of a really good amp just to get some distortion. was just a bit worried as a friend suggested plugging a pedal into the pre amp stage might be risky.

thanks

Jack
#6
Correction...BD is a overdrive.
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#7
tell your friend he's a plonker
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