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Connecting a chorus pedal to amp

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Hi All

I'm getting a chorus pedal off Santa but wanted to check the best way to connect it up and make sure I've got the right kit.

Questions

  1. Should I put it in the FX loop on my amp or between the guitar and amp input?
  2. What type of cables should or can I use?

Thanks

Ali

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Got this info from http://choruspedalreviews.com/how-to-run-guitar-effects-pedals-through-an-amplifier/

"Before choosing your setup, you should know that putting effects onto the effects loop sounds quite different than plugging them into the amp input. Plugging an effect pedal into your amp input tends to mask or color the sound because the input allows the signal to be processed by the gain and equalizer. This can be desirable because the effect passes through the EQ and gain circuits.

The effects loop on your amp eliminates the effects gear from Gain or EQ influence. A better statement might be that the sound is pure and untainted when it goes through the effects loop. That can also be a desirable quality for certain types of effects. For example, most people run effects such as their delay or chorus pedal through the effects loop rather than the amp input.

Effects pedals such a wah, compressor, overdrive, or sustainer are commonly run through the amp's input. There is no prescribed formula for what order you should connect your effects in. Have some fun and experiment to see what sounds you can get by changing the order of your effects pedals. Eventually you will begin building your own unique sound and people will wonder how you did it."

Usually a regular guitar cable works. No need for a ring-tip-sleeve. Basic rule of thumb is, try it one way, then switch it and whatever sounds best to you. But the above method makes sense.

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