#1
I'm getting more serious about my playing and I have already planned out my pedal board. The thing is, I don't understand where to place certain effects in the chain, and up until a month ago, I didn't even know it mattered and just put everything in between my guitar and the amps input. Can someone explain the term "true bypass" and maybe let me know why certain effects should go where?
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#2
first of all its EHX not EH

second.

the true bypass means it does nothing to clog your tone. if you have a non true bypass, itll clog your tone, from different ranges of clogging, depending on the quality of the buffer.
#3
And what exactly does clogging your tone mean? Adding bass? treble? or what else? please explain.
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And what exactly does clogging your tone mean? Adding bass? treble? or what else? please explain.

makes it sound worse, or it just depends on the pedal.

really it just sucks your tone away.
#5
hmm...your effects should be something like this:

compressor/sustainer >>> distortion/overdrive/fuzz (effects that detect an envelope) >>> delay >>> chorus/phaser >>> reverb >>> wah

that's about how you should set them up usually, or at least if i'm not mistaken...i have a little notebook with all of them set up but it's at my bassist's house and can't remember exactly the order...it's something like this though. there's some variations where you would put the chorus before the delay to get an extra delay-sounding effect.

EDIT: i think you can put a noisegate after your distortion/overdrive/fuzz since those are the noisiest effects. a lot of people put their compressor/sustainers after the distortion/overdrive/fuzz, but that just gives you a lot of feedback.
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the true bypass means it does nothing to clog your tone. if you have a non true bypass, itll clog your tone, from different ranges of clogging, depending on the quality of the buffer.

Assuming, of course, that the pedal uses a buffer. It could also simply switch the signal path at the output (half-assed bypass), or use some other switching method.

Also, a tr00 bypass pedal, when switched off, is essentially a length of wire, which can also suck some tone. So true bypass isn't a silver bullet solution for tone loss. What true bypass means is that, when bypassed, the effect circuit is completely, physically eliminated from the signal path.

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And what exactly does clogging your tone mean? Adding bass? treble? or what else? please explain.

Clogging tone (though I must admit I've never heard that expression before) means that you'll lose some parts of your signal, starting with treble. This makes your guitar sound duller and more lifeless.
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first of all its EHX not EH


first of all
who the f*ck cares?

second

true bypass lets the unaffected tone trough the pedal when the pedal is off
it does that even when the pedal doesnt have a battery in it
or is connected to a wall outlet

a buffer changes ur tone somewhat
for example
my vox v847 drains quite a bit of treble out of my tone when off cuz its not TB

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first of all
who the f*ck cares?


me.

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#9
its not that its "not right"

i mean if you say ehx or eh...big f*ckin deal

ehx just implies that -x at the end of harmonix
while eh just is the first letters

come on...

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its not that its "not right"

i mean if you say ehx or eh...big f*ckin deal

ehx just implies that -x at the end of harmonix
while eh just is the first letters

come on...


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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

sorry but thats class hahaa

anyway, true bypass is when you have your guitar going through your pedals and whatnot- and when it gets to your amp it sounds the same (when the pedals aren't turned on of course) than if you were to plug your crable straight from your guitar to your amp
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

sorry but thats class hahaa

anyway, true bypass is when you have your guitar going through your pedals and whatnot- and when it gets to your amp it sounds the same (when the pedals aren't turned on of course) than if you were to plug your crable straight from your guitar to your amp