#1
So I've heard that the order of your pedals is important in regards to how the effects sound, and how your tone sounds.


Say I have a wah, distortion, delay, whammy pedal, and a flanger. Is there a certain place/good place where each should go?


I'm thinking of getting some hardcore pedal-age for Xmas so I kinda want to know this stuff - I only have 2 pedals right now so it's not a big deal at the moment.
#2
this taken from the back of my envelope filter's "manual":

"Since the order of the effects are very important, they should be ordered as follows:
1. compression effects
2 wah/volume effects
3 distortion effects
4 EQs
5 chorus, flanging, phasing, vibrato
6, Delay and reverb effects"


although, for the record, I like to put EQ all the way at the beginning, and the distortion all the way at the end. But it's a personal preference thing. You'll get different sounds in different orders - it does make a HUGE difference.
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#6
Beginning refers to the instrument. I prefer Tuner-Wah. I like my compression at the end better in case my delay gets out of control.
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#7
try distortion out on both sides of the modulation effects to see which you like best, it's pretty intersting the difference in sound you can get.
#8
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I like having my compressor at the end.

Go figure.



see I like it at the beginning, I don't like it compressing and limiting my effects.


ofcourse I no longer have a compressor, so....

humph.
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#10
I go:

Bass - Tu-2 - Bod100 - EH Little Big Muff - EH Nano Bassballs - Dod Envelope Filter - Crybaby 105Q bass wah - Dunlop M-80 D.I.+
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#11
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This is probably far more information than you want, but have a good read of www.amptone.com



With all the midterms and papers I have to write, seeing that many links to information is very intimidating.


I will bookmark it for later, however.


Thanks
#12
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see I like it at the beginning, I don't like it compressing and limiting my effects.


ofcourse I no longer have a compressor, so....

humph.


Well, the compressor I have is more for tonal/boosting reasons than for actual compression.

It's on all the time, gives an even but boosted and great sounding tone.

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#13
My loop is as follows:

Bass -> Crybaby 105Q -> Fulltone Bass Drive -> Digitech Turbo Flange -> Digitech Bass Multichorus -> Digitech DigiDelay -> Input of amp -> effects loop send -> (SoundTech gate/compressor -> BBE Sonic Maximizer 462 -> effects loop return) -> power amp.
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