#1
Hi again,

So after my Digitech RP350 died on me during a gig recently, I decided to get some of my old individual pedals out of the loft and buy some new ones to accompany them. Since I have no experience with individual pedals, I have no idea which order they should be placed in.

I have a Tonerider chorus, Tonerider compressor, Digitech Valve Distortion, unbranded true bypass tuner and a BOSS noise suppressor. Any help would be greatly appreciated as always! Thanks in advance.
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#2
I usually put a tuner then noise suppressor first. The suppressor can ruin the sound of your other pedals if after them. Next would go compressor(though this CAN go before the noise gate if it's really bad) Chorus, then distortion.

This is completely optional though, people always do it their own way.
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#4
put a tuner first in line, any modulation effects (chorus, flange, phaser etc...), wah, then your distortion. very very last in line should be the noise suppressor. the majority of the noise comes from a line of pedals. so by putting it at the end it is quieting up all the pedals before the signal hits the amp. you can swap the order of wah/distortion in order to get different sounds but i prefer my wah first.

but in the end a lot of it comes down to opinion because the sound will be different depending on where in the change your pedals are. mess around with it and see what you like
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put a tuner first in line, any modulation effects (chorus, flange, phaser etc...), wah, then your distortion. very very last in line should be the noise suppressor. the majority of the noise comes from a line of pedals. so by putting it at the end it is quieting up all the pedals before the signal hits the amp. you can swap the order of wah/distortion in order to get different sounds but i prefer my wah first.

but in the end a lot of it comes down to opinion because the sound will be different depending on where in the change your pedals are. mess around with it and see what you like

In the words of darkwolf291, No, you are completely wrong.
It should go Tuner > Wah > Compressor Distortion > Modulation > Noise Gate > Delay > Reverb.
Noise gate goes after Distortions and Modulations because some of them can be noisy. It NEVER goes last if using delays because it can gate the trails.
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good thing he isn't using a noise gate then huh? there is a huge difference between a gate and a suppressor
#7
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good thing he isn't using a noise gate then huh? there is a huge difference between a gate and a suppressor

Gate or suppressor it doesn't matter, it still goes before the delay and reverb.
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offthewall91 is correct. That's the generally accepted rule based on sound logic. Once you have that base, try things out yourself, you can get cool effects. Welcome to the Jungle's Intro is a Tape Delay running into a distorted Marshall amplifier *shrug* Sometimes breaking the rules works, but try the widely accepted order first, and then start monkeying around with it to see what results you can yield.
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#9
i run my pedals wah -> distortion -> vibe -> phaser -> delay
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#10
what's your amp? does it have a loop?

how's the tonerider compressor? (maybe i asked you this before )
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In the words of darkwolf291, No, you are completely wrong.
It should go Tuner > Wah > Compressor Distortion > Modulation > Noise Gate > Delay > Reverb.
Noise gate goes after Distortions and Modulations because some of them can be noisy. It NEVER goes last if using delays because it can gate the trails.


Agreed unless he has a effects loop then it would be
Tuner > Wah > Compressor Distortion > Noise Gate >amp

loopout>Modulation >> Delay > Reverb>loop in>
#12
why are you people going left to right? shouldn't you read effects right to left? you know, input to output.

off the wall said everything the best.

typically i run it as:
delay>reverb>noise gate>compressor>fuzz>distortion>clean boost>modulations>>tuner (read this from right to left)

with my new pod500 in the very front, i use the pod right now primarily as a cabinet and pre-amp, as well as a eg since i'm going straight to a p/a


however, i'm probably going to be dropping the modulations in my pedal board, and using the modulation in the pod, but i don't know how it will work yet anywho, use that golden rule offthewall suggested, and then make some adjustments from there.


edit: i forgot. i also use a a/b selector so i can bypass my board and go straight to the pod. i put that right after the tuner. i do that because i have like a song that i use 2 reverbs and 3 delays, plus a phaser, so i bypass my chain and then press one of the presets in the pod.
i am loving this pod.
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why are you people going left to right? shouldn't you read effects right to left? you know, input to output.

off the wall said everything the best.

typically i run it as:
delay>reverb>noise gate>compressor>fuzz>distortion>clean boost>modulations>>tuner (read this from right to left)

with my new pod500 in the very front, i use the pod right now primarily as a cabinet and pre-amp, as well as a eg since i'm going straight to a p/a


however, i'm probably going to be dropping the modulations in my pedal board, and using the modulation in the pod, but i don't know how it will work yet anywho, use that golden rule offthewall suggested, and then make some adjustments from there.


edit: i forgot. i also use a a/b selector so i can bypass my board and go straight to the pod. i put that right after the tuner. i do that because i have like a song that i use 2 reverbs and 3 delays, plus a phaser, so i bypass my chain and then press one of the presets in the pod.
i am loving this pod.
Surely you could have put the arrows in the other direction for clarity :p
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Surely you could have put the arrows in the other direction for clarity :p

lol, i read it as right to left, like paul gilbert said in an interview. :P
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why are you people going left to right? shouldn't you read effects right to left? you know, input to output.

off the wall said everything the best.

typically i run it as:
delay>reverb>noise gate>compressor>fuzz>distortion>clean boost>modulations>>tuner (read this from right to left)

with my new pod500 in the very front, i use the pod right now primarily as a cabinet and pre-amp, as well as a eg since i'm going straight to a p/a


however, i'm probably going to be dropping the modulations in my pedal board, and using the modulation in the pod, but i don't know how it will work yet anywho, use that golden rule offthewall suggested, and then make some adjustments from there.


edit: i forgot. i also use a a/b selector so i can bypass my board and go straight to the pod. i put that right after the tuner. i do that because i have like a song that i use 2 reverbs and 3 delays, plus a phaser, so i bypass my chain and then press one of the presets in the pod.
i am loving this pod.



What guitar do you play? I have never known anyone use a boost after modulations.
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what's your amp? does it have a loop?

how's the tonerider compressor? (maybe i asked you this before )


Amp is a Crate GX-65, bought it for £60 used! Actually a pretty nice amp. Cleans are pretty decent and distortion is okay (got a Digitech SC-2, so everything sounds real nice) No loop unfortunately.

The compressor is great, really versatile, well built, great sounds, brilliant for the money. Really happy with it.
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#17
My setup, take from it what you will...
Roughly...
Tuner > Noise Gate In > Noise Gate Send > Wah > Compressor, All my dirt and EQ > Noise Gate Return > Noise Gate Out > Harmonizer > Delay > Phase > Chorus> Delay > Amp
My Amp has Reverb.

As has been said before, putting a noise gate after modulation makes delays and such not so good.
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Amp is a Crate GX-65, bought it for £60 used! Actually a pretty nice amp. Cleans are pretty decent and distortion is okay (got a Digitech SC-2, so everything sounds real nice) No loop unfortunately.

The compressor is great, really versatile, well built, great sounds, brilliant for the money. Really happy with it.


thanks

if you have no loop i guess compressor, distortion, and chorus (in that order) all in the ns2's loop (the chorus doesn't necessarily need to be in the loop of the ns2, try it both places to see).

I guess the tuner would go first in the chain?
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