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Re: Best way to use EDP & tube amp w/out an effects loop?

feel the pain of everyone,then...
i feel nothing.
yeah thats always been a problem for me too-love old amps-hate to put 
stuff in front of the input.
one answer i came up w/ :
get a hotplatehttp://www.thdelectronics.com/product_page_hotplate.html
w/ the correct impedance of course-go line out to edp, then a power amp or 

>I love the sound of a great guitar through a vintage style tube amp. This
>probably makes me somewhat of a looping oddity...I like the contrast 
>old school sounds & new school techniques. Thing is, that forces me to run
>the EDP in front of the amp. Some guitar/amp combos fare better than 
>but it's certainly a compromise. Sometimes it's not even that -- it just
>sucks; lots of noise, decapitated high end, etc.
>So, I take it that the solution is an effects loop. But it's a pretty rare
>'62 Princeton that has an effects loop, and I'm not about to mod mine so
>If I understand these things correctly, adding a mixer won't be any
>advantage (although it'd let me use other instruments, but let's stick 
>guitar right now.)
>So...is the solution to get a different amp with an effects loop, or is
>there some other tactic I'm missing (which I'm hoping is the case)?
>Zak Kramer
>Crazyquilt Arts & Music