Hi all, a new user and first time posting. I have AA3 and I'm having some trouble getting the effects loop (both series and parallel mode) usable. Here is my issue: the effects loop in Series mode really sucks out the tone and make AA3 sound like a pod. Its just changes the sound so boxy and as if the amp cab is suddenly switched to 3" practice speaker. Is this normal? I've tried different loop locations on AA3, tried buffered/true bypass modes on my Strymon Big Sky, tried just plugging a short cable directly (no pedal) from send to return, they all sucked tone on series mode no matter what. By the way, I'm using stereo return and haven't tried mono. Parallel mode is better but has it's own issue: I have not yet able to dial in a sound (with Big Sky on 100% wet) where I felt like the dry and wet signals are cohesive as one. I still get the feel that dry and wet signals are separated. For example, with longer decay, I could hear my dry signal dying out while the reverb still going (in series mode, this does not happen and creates well diffused transition that I could never tell my dry signal died). It just sounds like I'm playing a dry guitar over another guitar track with reverb. Hard to explain but basically 2 distinct sounds forced to be mixed together rather than a nice natural blend. Has anyone else come across this issue?