Insert tremolo and octave.....HERE!!!

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  1. semi-hollowbody

    semi-hollowbody Member

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    My boss tr-2 tremolo and my boss oc-3 super octave are the only two pedals i just can NOT settle on their placement in the chain...so I ask some opinions...where in the following chain would you place a tremolo pedal and an octave pedal

    I put an * before and after all my od and distortion so everyone doesnt have to read through all of that

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    wah
    barber tone press (compressor)
    barber trifecta (fuzz)
    *barber ltd*
    *barber direct drive *
    *visual sounds jeckyll and hyde*
    *boss sd-1*
    *boss od-3*
    *marshall guvnor*
    *mi audi crunch box*
    *marshall jackhammer*
    *boss mt-2*
    *line 6 uber metal*
    boss eq
    boss tuner
    boss ns-2 noise supressor
    dls chorus~vibe
    boss chorus ensemble ce-5
    boss phase shifter
    boss flanger
    line 6 echo park (delay)
    boss dd-20 (delay)
    boss reverb rv-5
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  2. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    Thats a heck of a signal chain you got there...

    FWIW, I always put octave/pitch shifting devices as early in the chain as possible...first if you can and I always put things like tremolo's as close to the end (last if you can) as possible...
     
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    octave first, trem before reverb.
     
  4. semi-hollowbody

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    so tremolo AFTER delay is a good spot? Ya see Ive never tried that...usually I have it right before delay or even earlier in the modulation part....

    Ive got octave right after my wah right now, and had it after the fuzz and compressor and couldnt decide which was better
     
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    the octave pedal booted an od off the board...eventually I want to pare down most of that od and distortion and settle on three or four max
     
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    Wherever sounds good is the best way to arrange them, but typically it would probably go in the following order:

    Before the trem pedal was invented, trem came from the amp...making it last in the chain, or just before reverb if the amp was a reverb. That should suggest where to place the pedal.

    The octave should be first. Definitely before compression.

    You might consider some TB loops - that's a mighty chain of pedals you've got there.
     

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