i know that some pedals plugged into guitar than the amp do not sound as good as the effects loop. such as yesterday when i got my tremolo pedal. i put it from my guitar to my amp and it sounded weak, i then tried the EFX loop and it sounded great. i know tom morello plugs his wah directly from his guitar and the rest of the pedals are in the EFX loop. would i get a better wah sound in the efx loop?
In front of the amp for sure.
the times i've tried putting it after all the effects... it seemed to act a little like a volume pedal... and so the distortion etc. would start being turned somewhat off and on
Straight after the guitar imo.
i never liked it in the loop. on clean it kind of sounds synthy sometimes, so it would be cool to do that in the studio or something for a certain sound. but its not that wah sound that we all know and love. play around with it and see what you like
It should probably go in front of the amp, but why not just try it out and see what's best for yourself?
Yeah, everybody has their own preferences, so you've got to figure that one out yourself!