What effects should be in effects loop?

What effects should be in effects loop?

The general consensus is that time based effects (e.g. delay, flange, chorus etc) sound better in the effects loop whilst dirt effects (e.g. overdrive and distortion) and compressors work best in front of the amp.

What pedals should go in the effects loop?

The most common types of pedals to run into an effects loop are modulation or time based effects. This includes things like chorus, tremolo, delay and reverb. You wouldn’t tend to run boosts or drive based effects into the loop as this can overload the power amp section.

Do effects loop attenuators work?

One major point to make is that the Leech Volume Attenuator is strictly for your effects loop. NEVER put a Leech between your amp and speaker cabinet. You’ll destroy your Leech, and could even damage your amp. Parallel effects loops won’t work with a Leech as a master volume control.

Do you really need an effects loop?

You don’t actually need an effects loop on your amp as plenty of guitarists don’t bother using them, especially if you’re only using distortion, fuzz or boost pedals. But if you want to get far greater clarity when using effects like modulation, delay and reverb, the effects loop might be something you’ll appreciate.

Why use an effects loop on a guitar amp?

If the distortion/overdrive is coming from the amplifier itself, using the effects loop allows you to place effects, such as delay, reverb, and rotary speaker, after the distortion. This normally results in a better result — running a delay into the front of a distorted amp can result in a muddy, messy sound.

Do you put a looper in the effects loop?

In this setup, the looper will capture the exact pedal setup at that moment within the loop and won’t react to any changes you then make on your board. You can also put it in between effects depending on what sound you want it to capture.

What is passive effects loop?

Simply put, a passive effects loop is an insertion point in the preamp that allows you to patch in an effect or group of effects without the aid of a buffer at the input and/or output. The degree of signal loss becomes entirely dependant on the pedals in the signal.

What is the point of an FX loop?

An effects loop is an input/output that allows you to place effects between the pre-amp section of the guitar – where it gets its tone and the power section of the amplifier – where it amplifies the sound. This means that your pre-amp can go anywhere in the signal chain rather than having to be the last stop.