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Do you actually need an effects loop? Can't you just run any effects into the front end? 

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Good point. So far I have a limited set of pedals that probably would do great job before the preamp.

But I'm fairly new to bassplaying and I guess I will be spending the next few years experimenting with all kinds of sounds, effects etc.
My first instinct was to have all options open and not be limited by a new amp.
I simply dont know at this point if I need the fx-loop in the near future (or ever?). From other threads I see most bassists dont use the fx-loop, some use compressors or highpass filters in the fx-loop. 
So far I only used it to do some A/B tests with preamps.

I have to think about it, the 350 may be a good option for me afterall. Thanks!

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I should probably point out that I don't really use any effects myself other than occasional low gain drive, always on  compression and high pass filtering. All through the front end and I've never had any issues doing it this way. By all means experiment to see what works for you but my personal experience has taught me to leave the sexy and flashy effects to the guitarists and keys player, it might sound boring but I've found them to be mostly detrimental to the bass in a band situation. But see what works for you! 

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