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Old 10-05-2012, 08:13 PM
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question! Wah Pedal before or after compressor??

building a new board and just got an empress comp. where do you guys usually throw your comp, before or after a wah?
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:19 PM
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I like it after the wah because it brings out the vocal quality of the effect and levels off the peakiness in the upper range of the sweep.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:23 PM
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I like it after the wah because it brings out the vocal quality of the effect, and it levels off the peakiness in the upper range of the sweep.
I put one after the wah just for this reason. Like a pseudo limiter w/o effecting the playing dynamics into the wah.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:40 PM
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my board that has a compressor doesn't have a wah on it, but it does have a triggered filter. i put the compressor after for the same reasons cited above.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:42 PM
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Wah first - everything else after.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:15 AM
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Everyone will say wah first.
Most will say comp next, but I disagree.
I like a comp after a wah and all the dirt but before mods and delay/verbs.
If you compress a signal before the dirt, you will most certainly compromise the intergity of said effects.

.....just sayin'
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:15 AM
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Nice, very cryptic.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:29 AM
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I've always put the comp (a Barber) after the wah (a Budda) but yesterday I replaced the Budda with a Plutonium Chi Wah Wah. The Chi Wah sounds great and is really easy to use but it is buffered bypass and something wierd happens between this pedal and the Barber (when the Barber is on there is a significant volume drop and slight tone suck that was never there with the Budwah). So I put the compressor first in line and suddenly everything works fine and I'm not really noticing and sonic disadvandages (e.g. peakyness in the wah). So I guess I'll be running them this way around for a while.
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Wah first - everything else after.

what he said
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:27 AM
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My comp is after the wah and dirt pedals. I actually have a fuzz (Scarab Deluxe) and an overdrive as well as a distortion before my auto wah, then my compressor (TC Electronic SPE). It allows me to have extreme sustain as well as the evenness that a comp provides.
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my morley bad horsey wah has a great buffer in it...it is first in my chain...compressor is further down the road after my boss octave and autowah
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:38 AM
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I have a DOD FX17 Wah/Vol and a DOD FX84 Milk Box compressor The Wah manual says to put the compressor (Milk Box) before it. I'm sure they know what they're talking about, or they wouldn't be in business...LOL. I don't use heavy compression though, so it may not matter.
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Everyone will say wah first.
Most will say comp next, but I disagree.
I like a comp after a wah and all the dirt but before mods and delay/verbs.
If you compress a signal before the dirt, you will most certainly compromise the intergity of said effects.

.....just sayin'

in what way does it compromise the effects?
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in what way does it compromise the effects?
Indeed.

I run fuzz and wah prior to compressor, and other gain based effects after and it all sounds very good to me.
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Indeed.

I run fuzz and wah prior to compressor, and other gain based effects after and it all sounds very good to me.
Yeah, whatever works works. If a configuration sounds better in your rig, you can't make a blanket assumption that it's better for everybody...or even assume that it's the best when you go grab another guitar.

I have my compressor in the middle of a few dirt and boost pedals. It works for me.
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