Option 5 Single/Phase 100 placements in chain

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  1. screamingduck

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    Maybe this has been discussed but perhaps someone could share their perspective. I just got my Option5 Single today and the manual says to put the unit (and any Phasing unit) last except for reverb and delay.
    First, I know just to experiment and see what works for me and my rig but...
    I thought the conventional wisdom was to put UniVibes and Phase shifters closer to the front maybe after a Fuzz unit.
    Am I totally mistaken or does that seem to work better?:rolleyes:
     
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    Oh yeah. I figured out that I was more of a rotating speaker dude instead of a UniVibe guy. I did like my DejaVibe but sold it to fund my Option 5 purchase and couldn't be more satisfied. Actually after two years of major GAS buying and selling I think I can honestly say that my rig is the best it has ever been in 30+ years of playing.
     
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    the option 5 works beautifully at the end of the chain...right before the delays...thats where my DR single lives. and I DO put my Mega-vibe a little earlier, but still after fuzzes (circa woodstock hendrix!). I put my red witch phaser at the beginning of my chain (right after the wha and compressor).
    ...anyway...DR single last in chain seemed best for me.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I've also had my MXR Phase 100 after my Fuzz and MiniBiComp so I'm thinking I'll leave it there and put the Option 5 at the end before the delays.
    I was just a little thrown off by the Op5 manual suggesting to put the Phase Shifter along with the Destination Single at the end (before the delays) also.
     
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    I have my DR single last right before my Echotap...then to a Barber Launch Pad (always on for gain staging) and the amp.
    Works great right there.
     

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