How Does The Guitar Effects Loop Work?

You’ve assembled your dream lineup of effects pedals – but as you’ll discover in this video guide, the socket you use to connect those stompboxes to your amp can make the difference between sweet tone and nasty drone. If you’re new to the world of effects, chances are that you’ve never given much of a thought to the Effects Loop socket on the reverse panel of virtually all modern amps. That’ll all change after watching this friendly tutorial, which introduces the Effects Loop concept and demonstrates how it stops more ‘delicate’ effects – reverb, chorus, flange etc – from being trampled by your amp’s distortion. If you want your guitar sound to soar, maybe it’s time you got socket-savvy.

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