Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2012 3:12 PM (in response to mennace)Re: Best Place to plug in m13... Power amp (rear)or in or in front
It really depends on what sounds you're trying to go for. I have friends who prefer to "distort their modulation and delays", so these players will pretty much put their effects *before* the input jack of their amps.
Then, I know some studio session guys (older and from the 1980's era) who believe that the only place to put Chorus and Delays is *after* the preamp stage of a tube amp because, well... I guess that's the sound they subjective consider to be good. These guys will usually put the effect processor in the FX Loop of an amp. The delays and modulation effects will be "clearer" and more "focused" sounding. I guess "polished" is a good term to use for this routing, too.
For the Spider Valve amps:
Preamp Out = FX Loop Send
Power Amp In = FX Loop Return
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2012 10:04 PM (in response to mennace)Re: Best Place to plug in m13... Power amp (rear)or in or in front
With an M13 I would definitely go with the 4CM (4 cable method, see attached) on any amp. On mine (am MKI SV) I use an M9 thru the loop and only use the gain and reverb off of the amp. But if it is an MKII SV you can do the 4CM and have a PLETHORA of options!
- The Four Cable Method 4CM Explained.pdf (387.5 K)