Retarded P.A Overlord.
Currently fucking about with my VERY basic pedal set-up. Just after a bit of input, do you guys run your pedals up front, before your amp, or in the loop?
Probably, yes. :lol:i have my boost in front of my delay in front of my amp. am i the only one that does this?
Oups.I do this also, as my amp doesn't have an fx loop, and boosting after the delay makes the delay louder and doesn't sound so good.
i messed around with putting a boss ge7 eq pedal in my roadster chain.... up front, not much difference unless i set the eq up for really extreme settings.My rule of thumb has always been this - if you want an effect to change the sound of an overdriven amp, put it in the loop. If you want it to change the WAY an amp overdrives, however, put it out front. Most guys using a boost aren't looking to take their overdriven sound and add something on top of it, like another layer - they want to change the way the low end of the sound distorts in the first place. Thus, out front.
I guess it's worth noting this is a slight break from conventional wisdom in a few important ways - most people advocate putting time-based effects (say, a chorus), in the FX loop. Normally this makes sense, but if what you're after is that churning, chewy, Jimi-inspired pulsing distortion, then what you really want is not a chorused distortion sound, but a chorus pushing an amp in and out of distortion. It's just a matter of thinking logically about what you want.