#1
After years of playing my guitar through a Korg PX4D and some headphones, I'm finally joining the ranks of those with pedals and an amp.

My question is this: Generally speaking, in what order do people place their pedals?

I understand that there will be myriad variations for a variety of reasons unique to each guitarist, but I'm just trying to figure out what the general consensus is- tuner-volume-distortions-flangers-etc.? Tuner-distortion-volume-flanger-etc.?

I'm just trying to find a starting point.
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#2
searchbar......anyways rule of thumb would be tuner first since we re assuming it doesnt do anything to your tone....then your wah pedal...then your ods and distortions...and the rest i d put in the fx loop.
#4
Hey man,

As far as I know, the most common and approved pedal order is:

-guitar-wah-volume-distortion and overdrive(in order of amount of gain, low to high)-delay-modulation(i.e. chorus and phase and flange)-tremelo-reverb-amplifier...

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#5
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That's where I started- most of what came up was people talking about their unique setups and how to do this or that, not a general, basic, "what goes first" post.

At any rate, thanks a lot guys!

Related question: I have a rotary pedal- what should it be considered so that I can "properly" place it in the chain? Is it technically a delay effect? Modulation? Tremolo? Reverb?
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