So I'm having an issue with tone loss. To the degree that I have been considering just paring down my pedal chain to the bare essentials (five pedals). More than those five and the tone loss becomes unacceptable to me. An additional buffer didn't help, and neither did a loop switcher. So I had a thought just now. My amp has two inputs. What if I were to run a chain of pedals into one input, and another into the second input, and then switch back and forth between them with an a/b/y box. Sure I wouldn't get to use some pedals with some others, but that would be true anyway if I have to leave them out of the chain altogether. Has anyone tried this? Would it work? Is there any consequences of using both inputs on an amp simultaneously, even if only one is getting a signal at any given time?