NucleusX wrote:Generally, MFX units tend to sound better straight into FX returns on guitar amps. The smaller and cheaper
amps tend not to have them, so you have to spend more to have them. Using FX returns instead of front-end
input will bypass the amp's pre-amp and reduce coloring, but it still won't be completely neutral, and still
be colored by the power amp and speaker. If you care a lot about nailing other artists signature tones, then
this can be a problem. If its not a big deal to you, then coloration can work in your favor so long as it was
colored in a way that pleases you, and sometimes you can end up with a great result with an odd combination
of gear. Tone is subjective, and if you like what your hearing, then that's all that matters !
Yeah.. the salesman at the shop said it's best to go with single pedals, but you cannot help but wonder why these multi effects seem to need some special hookups to work..when they design these things they should experiment further with whatever they hookup to-guitar-mixer-amp, etc. and make them compatible and give a list of what type hookups get best results...