sberg@naeh.org
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#1
For those using a compressor pedal and a fuzz pedal, do you run the compressor into the fuzz, or the fuzz into the compressor?
gumbilicious
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#2
Quote by sberg@naeh.org
For those using a compressor pedal and a fuzz pedal, do you run the compressor into the fuzz, or the fuzz into the compressor?


there are different 'schools' on how to use a compressor. if you are gonna use the guitarist's concept of compression, then you'd use it as one of the first pedals in the chain (most likely before the fuzz).

if you are a keyboard player or anyone using lots of effects, you'd use compression wherever you are trying to tame noisy effects (effects that peak out, like a wild phaser).

if you are a studio engineer you'd probably use it at the end of the instruments chain, as a way to maximize volume and eliminate unwanted peaking.
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Dave_Mc
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#3
also would be worth knowing what the compressor is- some fuzzes don't like to be after buffers.
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seljer
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#4
guitar -> compressor -> Big Muff = awesome

it completely changes the feel of the pedal, the attack of the note is completely different
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#5
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#6
If by fuzz you mean a Big Muff, put the compressor first.

If by fuzz you mean Fuzz Face, Tone Bender, a Fuzz Factory or any kind of octave-up fuzz, put the compressor after it.