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    FX or Not

    How you guys are running your delay / modulation effects on yours CAD - PRS amp - in front of the amp - FX loop( Mod) - FX mixer or all of them.

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    My HXDAs have not had loops, but I never use loops, even on amps that have them. I'm old-school. I like everything in front of the amp.

    I got used to things that way as a kid in the late 60s-early 70s, and kind of stuck with that vibe. I use an Eventide ModFactor for modulation, and either a TC or Eventide delay. The main drawback to running in front of the amp for me is that if there is digital hiss, it gets exaggerated when the amp's gain is cranked.

    This is far less of a problem with a well-designed analog pedal.

    But I like doing it this way anyway.
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    I have a Blistertone and had an FX installed on it , too much gain to run delay in the front and I have a DG 30 which is a different animal - gotta crank the power tubes to make it sound good just did not find the right delay to run on the DG yet - I have a time factor and a strymon but they both blow the highs - "digital hiss" (liked that). I need to put more time on it, gotta have a better solution to route effects in the front of the amp without getting muddy or blowing the top end.

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    I'm probably too picky, but with certain amps, the delay sounds SO much better in the loop. Truly higher fidelity, IMO. But the SuperD doesn't have a loop, so it's not an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PFL View Post
    gotta have a better solution to route effects in the front of the amp without getting muddy or blowing the top end.
    An analog delay might be worth trying, if it's a quality piece. I want to get my hands on the new small Moog analog delay pedal - quite a few tricks up its sleeve apparently.

    It's been my experience that analog delays work better in front of an amp than digital; for me the good thing about digital pedals is what they can do that analog pedals can't, but in any case, I know players who have several delays on their boards for different purposes.

    Fun to play around with this stuff!

    Quote Originally Posted by Boogie View Post
    I'm probably too picky, but with certain amps, the delay sounds SO much better in the loop. Truly higher fidelity, IMO. But the SuperD doesn't have a loop, so it's not an issue.
    Not too picky at all, you're certainly right about that.

    When I really, really need a clean delay in the studio, I add one to the track at the board.
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