I have a Hughes & Kettner Statesman Quad EL84 tube amp, and one of the nice features it has is an FX send and return. From what I understand, this feature allows me to add effects to the end of the chain, after the amp has processed the signal (EQ, reverb, gain/dist?), but before actually being amplified. I know it's very popular to use this feature for delay pedal effects.
I'm setting up a pedal board and some of the pedals will be used in the chain between the guitar and the input of the amplifier (lets call this section 1), while some will be used in the FX send and return (section 2). I'm wondering which effects are typically used in section 1, and section 2?
For the sake of this question, let's assume the following pedals are being used:
- Volume pedal
- Tuner pedal
- Overdrive pedal
- Delay pedal
- Reverb pedal
- Octave pedal
- Chorus pedal
- EQ pedal
- Fuzz pedal
- Some kind of synth effect pedal
- Any other pedals that you might use
Not saying I use all of these, but how would you order them? Which section would you put them in? Why?
I realize answers are subjective, but I'm looking more for "why" a pedal might go here in the chain rather than just a list without explanation.