#1
ok, i know that if you run your guitar through too many pedals you can have tone loss. My amp that im getting doesnt have an FX loop and i was wondering how much tone would i lose if i run my guitar through 2 or 3 pedals. Im not a big effects guy so the only thing i would be running it through would be an overdrive pedal and wah.

thanks.

P.S.- i have decent quality cables. their brand new and dont have any problems.
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#2
Depends on the pedals and the cables. You'd have to have some pretty bad pedals or cables for 2 or 3 to make a difference.
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#3
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Depends on the pedals and the cables. You'd have to have some pretty bad pedals or cables for 2 or 3 to make a difference.

well its a boss Os-2 and a dunlop original crybaby. my cables are fine.
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#5
You should be alright. I run a Wylde, DS-1 and Crybaby, and it doesn't have much of an effect at all.
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#6
Well, you'll probably get some tone loss then, boss pedals have a pretty poor bypass and so do those crybabies. Test guitar -> amp and then test with the pedals and see if you notice tone loss.
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#7
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well its a boss Os-2 and a dunlop original crybaby. my cables are fine.

that'd be the same as for me (save i got a vox wah) but i dont notice that much of a tone loss...i actually like that sound better at times

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#8
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Well, you'll probably get some tone loss then, boss pedals have a pretty poor bypass and so do those crybabies. Test guitar -> amp and then test with the pedals and see if you notice tone loss.

can any of you recommend me some pedals that are well bypassed?
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do you want to replace both the OS-2 and crybaby?

eventually their going to get replaced no matter what so yeah
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#11
well, what amp/guitar are you currently running through?

i know certain overdrives sound different through different amps.


and for wahs, you might as well make the jump to an RMC or fulltone if you want the cream-of-the-crop. otherwise, you can mod a vox 847/crybaby to be true bypass along with some cap replacements for sweep and whatnot.
#12
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well, what amp/guitar are you currently running through?

i know certain overdrives sound different through different amps.

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#14
I'm a tone *****, I get annoyed with using even a true bypass. The tone loss varies on the pedals you use, the cable quality & length, and your personal ear. Most people won't hear/care about the tone loss you get with a few pedals, but you might.
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#16
You do. Its true.

I don't notice it in my crybaby, but I imagine through a boss pedal you might, they're kind of notorious for poor bypass, or so I've read. But yeah, run straight to the amp, then through the pedals and listen for the difference.
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