chorus before or after od?

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  1. Ed Reed

    Ed Reed Senior Member

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    Where is yours and why?
     
  2. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Silver Supporting Member

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    There's no right or wrong way - only what works for the sound you're trying to achieve. However... generally speaking, modulation effects are usually placed after preamp-related effects. If it helps, here's a link to a detailed BAM thread on effects placement. Good luck!
     
  3. keith_t4e

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    Guitar---OD, wah, modulation, ambient ie reverb delay etc. The eq can go anywhere. Compression should come first so everything else gets the good even signal. Any clean boost should come after that. Once I buy all my stuff it will look like this:

    guitar--RC booster, OCD pedal, ABY either Framptone or George Lynch Tripler---wah, electric mistriss, fulltone chorolflange, line 6 DL4--Marshall JCM800 2203x.
    Another guitar chord will go from Soldano Avenger to George Lynch Tripler and will remain dry. The 800 is wet.

    The rule of thumb is compression, clean boost, distortion, wah, modulation, delay with eq going anywhere.
     
  4. enickma

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    Pretty much the same, but since I don't have any fuzz pedals, my wah goes first in the chain. Then compression, od, chorus, eq, delay, amp. I played around with the pedal arrangements aplenty, and this sounded the best to my ears. Once in a while I like a little chorus with distortion, and I liked the sound of the chorus coloring the distortion, rather than the distortion coloring the chorus
     
  5. Traintrack

    Traintrack Coolest Member Award 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    I always compress last. I want the full signal to reach the compressor, not a compressed signal to be overdrivin'. Same with the Chorus, I want my Distorted sound to be effected by a chorus last.

    All personal taste.
     
  6. grego7

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    That's interesting. I haven't seen a lot of people putting overdrive / distortion before wah. I always felt like it made the overall tone too narrow that way, but cool that it works for you!

    And while I like chorus to go right before delay near the end of the chain, I've always preferred phasers to go before distortion.

    Go figure.
     
  7. rwe333

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    Man... Chorus w/ overdrive mostly stinks - esp. if used for solos, IMHO. Can be OK for STP-type rhythm work... Find the pedal order that works for you (chorus before amps OD perhaps?).
     
  8. JPenn

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    Depends on what box it is. I have an old Series 10 Chorus, which has the same cheap case, jacks and knobs as the Arion. It also has that killer sound!! It sounds better in front of drive boxes (especially for a leslie sound) but I have a Boss Chorus that sounds better after my dirt.

    I've got to get this S10 rehoused. It's just too killer to not be used.
     
  9. Melodic Dreamer

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    There is a certain guy by the name of Michael Landau who has always put od's before his wah, and his tone is......ummmmmm...... how do you say ............




    Awesome!!!!
     
  10. Ed Reed

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    I bought an Arion SCH-Z and was fooling around with it and placing it before an OCD I was getting a cool Uni-Vibe thing going.

    I tend to agree with the posters that said it depends on the unit and what tone your going for. It's great to break rules sometimes huh?
     
  11. jops

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    +1 chorus before od.

    BC-9 before OD gives good vibe. Got some Robin Trower tones out of it the other day. Brilliant.
     
  12. 58lespaulman

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    I would say before overdrives. I put my TIM last in the chain and modulation goes after compression. Guitar - Strobostomp - Morning Dew EQ - Vox Wah - Diamond Compressor - Microvibe - Chorus Pedal - Keeley 4 knob Comp - RC-Booster - BB Preamp - TIM.
     
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    Cool. I'll have to listen to some of his stuff (though I understand I probably already have - hasn't he been on tons of stuff as a studio musician?). Does he run a totally clean amp and get all of his dirt from pedals before his wah?
     
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    definitely
     

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