Guitar Effects Order with Amp with an Effects Loop

by Dave
(NY)

I would like to know what guitar effects order to use with amp effects loop?

My hardware:

  • Jet City tube amp with an effects loop
  • Wah - Dunlop Zakk Wylde
  • Compressor - MXR
  • Overdrive/dist. - Fulltone OCD / EH Metal Muff
  • Noise gate - ISP
  • Chorus - MXR
  • Dig. delay - Digitech
  • Phaser - MXR

Which one's go in the loop? Which one's in front of the amp? and in what order?

Answer

Into the Effects Loop the effects go in the following order:

Modulation Effects > Delay > Reverb

The effects related to sound amplification/reduction as well as wah effect go into the guitar amp input, in this order:

Compressor > Distortion > Noise Gate > Wah

In your situation the pedals are to be connected in the following arrangements:

Into the effects loop:

SEND → MXR Chorus
       MXR Phaser
       Digitech Dig. Delay
           ↓
         RETURN

Into the amplifier input:

GUITAR → MXR Compressor
         Fulltone OCD
         EH Metal Muff
         ISP Noise gate
         Zakk Wylde Wah
           ↓
          AMP INPUT

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