... or "Why you must *always* NEVER run your harmonizer before your gain/distortion. Had to do a comparison vid after the question came up in another forum. I realized (at least technically, intellectually) that there will always be room for different preferences, anytime there are two different sounds to choose from. But I was honestly surprised to discover more than one person saying that running their harmonizers up front "sounded better," even with an overdriven amp using preamp gain. That said, however, I think this vid will make pretty clear that a harmonizer only really succeeds in its object (i.e., imitating separate guitars playing single note lines in harmony) when it is run post-distortion (meaning in the fx loop, if you're using your amp's preamp gain, as I am), and it fails in that object when run directly between the guitar and the amp's input (again, when using the amp's preamp gain, which I am). Disclaimer: if you hate intelligent pitch shifters, then it won't matter to you where the thing is in the signal path ~ it's gonna suck no matter what. I understand that. Okay, now, dig the evidence: First half = Brian May; second half = :freak: WTF? :lol: So, my opinion is pretty apparent, I suppose... What do y'all say?