Tag Archives: Guitar Amplifier

How to Use a Guitar Amplifier’s Effects Loop

What is an Effects Loop? You may have noticed two jacks on the back of your guitar amp labeled “Send” and “Return” before.  Some brands may also label them “Pre-Amp Out” and “Power-Amp In”, or something similar, but it’s the same set-up, with different names.  The Send/Out is the jack where the signal leaves your amp before traveling through your effects pedals and the Return/In is where you route the signal back to your amp.  You’ll be using your existing Read More...

Optimizing Your Electric Guitar’s Sound

Looking to improve your electric guitar’s sound?  It’s important to understand all the components involved.  It all begins as your pick strikes the guitar strings.  The electric current created by your guitar’s pickups travels along the cables through any effects pedals and into your amplifier for final massaging.   Each piece affects your final tone and sound. All these components combined are known as your guitar’s sound chain or signal chain.  By reviewing each part, you can optimize your sound. Guitar picks:  Read More...

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