#1
I've been looking for a few pedals and have found them in rack form.
Such as the sansamp gt2, a 31 band eq and noisegates.
I was just wondering If i could put these into the effects loop of the head ? When the time comes to buy a stack would i buy a power amp and a few pre amps or a head and plug these in somewhere ?
Gear:
Orange tiny terror
ENGL 2x12 cab
PRS Singlecut
MXR GT OD
#2
If you have enough money buy a couple of preamps and power amps and then connect the rack effects to them, if you aren't that lucky connect to the effects loop of your head.
#3
Oh awesome!
So running rack units through the effects loop will still give them the same sound and it won't be bad for the amp or anything ?
With the sansamp (distortion pedal) Would it just be easier to buy the stompbox rather then running distortion through an effects loop ?
Gear:
Orange tiny terror
ENGL 2x12 cab
PRS Singlecut
MXR GT OD
#4
Firstly theres a few rules to good sounds with effects. On a basic level its like this.

Straight into preamp section:

Gain pedals(distortion, OD, Boost)
Wah

Effects loop

Modulation
Delay
Reverb
Pitch

distortion and wah sound utter crap in the loop and always wanna go into the front end straight after your guitar.
ESP M-1 - Dimarzio Super3
Ibanez RG3270 ToneZone/Blue Velvet/Paf Pro
Ibanez RG1527
PRS CE22
Mercer Blackmachine Replica

Diezel Herbert
Diezel Einstein Combo
TC GMajor

Gain Wh0re and Diezel Mafioso
#5
you don't run distortion in the effects loop
My Gear
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio
-Ibanez "lawsuit" Les Paul
-Ibanez S470
-PRS SE Custom

Amp:
Marshall TSL100
Marshall 1960a cab

Effects:
Dunlop 535q wah
Visual Sound Liquid Chorus

Pickups:
Guitarforce
MHD