|12-07-2012, 07:49 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Pedal Board Order
I have been away and collected a few new pedals to me board, and I wanted kind of an idea on how to set them up. Here is list from guitar to amp in order by my theory, pleas tell me if i should switch some around.
|12-07-2012, 08:28 AM||#2|
UG's Sound Guy
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: SE London
Do you have an effects loop in your amp?
If not then try:
Tuner, compressor, harmony, whammy, wah, dist, eq, flanger, chorus, loop
If you have a loop:
Tuner, comp, harm, wham, wah, dist, loop, amp. Fx loop, eq, flanger, chorus.
But it's all about experimentation and finding what's best for you
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|12-07-2012, 08:33 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2007
google it. there's a ****ton of literature on pedal ordering philosophy. then if you have any specific questions come back here and ask them.
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|12-07-2012, 01:50 PM||#4|
UG's resident potwash.
Join Date: Sep 2009
Try the orders out for yourself, that's the only way to guarantee you'll be happy with it.
|12-07-2012, 01:59 PM||#5|
I don't even play guitar.
Join Date: Jul 2008
These two responses in conjuction with each other...
|12-07-2012, 02:02 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
To be fair, it would be impossible to try every possible order, so blind trial and error isn't a great solution here.
Neither is just telling you exactly how we would do it either, though, so we'll do a little in between.
There are a few "hard" rules that are good to follow and can start your framework -
-A compressor should be really early in the chain, probably right after the harmonizer, whammy, and tuner.
-Pedals that need to track (harmonizer, whammy) need to be before any effects so they don't glitch. So those go right after the tuner.
-The EQ can go anywhere, that's a preference thing.
-Wah can be before or after distortion (that's one you really have to decide for yourself) but there probably shouldn't be anything in between the wah and distortion.
-The chorus and flanger really need to be after distortion, assuming of course that you'll ever use them at the same time.
-The loop should be last in the order.
If you follow those general rules you've narrowed down your ordering options to the point where you can just try a bunch and see what you like.
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