So I've been bandless for a little while now and finally got my guitar gear back downstairs. I play through a 1994 5150 that I bought new in 94. For the last 10 years or so I've used a gmajor through effects loop and have gotten very good at making those effects do what I want and it' been a comfortable place for me. Today I fired it up but didn't feel like setting all of it up so guitar, amp and cab only. I am shocked at how far away from the original tone of the amp I've strayed. I don't know what has happened but my notes sustain a little better and the amp is meatier. I like it. It's a noisy amp by nature but I can run my gain lower this way so maybe not a problem. Of course, this makes me want to play out! !! Kind of like a new amp day!!!