As most of you know, I have a Rumble 100, which has the effects loop on the back. Ever since I first set it up, I’ve had my Zoom Effects Processor plugged into the In & Out of the effects loop, with the instrument plugged directly into the input atop the amp.
Yesterday, while admiring the spectacular peddle board array of @howard , it occurred to me with this setup, I wouldn’t be able to set up a chain of peddles if I wanted to. So, I switched the setup so that my bass is plugged into the Zoom, and the Zoom is plugged into the input atop the amp.
There’s no difference in sound or effects, that I can detect. So I’m posing the question to those who have amps with effects loops: What are the advantages (if any) of using the effects loop as opposed to just putting the effects processor inline like I just did?
I hope I painted a clear picture with my words, and that everyone will understand my question.