I'm re-working my pedalboard and trying to figure something out - hoping you guys can give me some guidance.
Here are the pedals I'm working with:
MXR Micro Chorus
Joyo 6 band EQ
Here's what I'm thinking currently (effects loop in parenthesis):
Tuner -> NS-2 send -> TS9 -> HM-2 -> NS-2 return -> (EQ-> Chorus -> ISP -> Delay)
Does that make sense? I'm not 100% clear on how the send-return works on the NS-2. My thought is that, since it has a decay setting, it makes sense to put it right after the OD pedals so I can clamp down on them for stop-start type riffs, with the ISP providing more general gating toward the end of the chain. If the OD pedals are going into the send-return loop, is the gate actually kicking in before or after them, or both?
Edited for clarity because I think I confused the shit out of everyone by mentioning my practice amp and its lack of an effects loop
IMHO, put the ISP right after your tuner. If you start getting noise and feedback in your guitar (where that stuff usually originates) your OD/HM will only make it worse, meaning you'll need to turn your ISP up, meaning less touch sensitivity available.