I have a Friedman PT-20, which sounds incredible. As a single channel amplifier meant for mildly overdriven to heavier tones, the only way I can clean up the guitar sound is to roll the volume down. However, lately I have been wanting to add more versatility to my gear, not only by adding some effects (chorus, compressor, delays, etc...) but also by getting different amp sounds through my PT-20.
My question is the following:
With the new multiFXs in the market, like Helix, Headrush, etc., can I create a patch in which I have my guitar going into some boosts (inside the multiFXs board), then going to the front of my PT-20, then have some effects in the loop (like delays and chorus), then the signal going into the power section of my amp and then to the speaker? Alongside, can I also have a second patch, which the guitar signal goes into the boost + amp-model + effects (w/o cab-sim), then goes to the FX return of my amp (bypassing my PT-20 preamp section) without changing any cable connections?
I know I can use the 4-cable methods with my amp, but my goal is to still have PT-20 sound, coupled with some effects like boost, reverb and delay, but also have the versatility to have extra amps sounds, sort of like having a multichannel amp.
Thanks in advance!