Order of pedals... basic 101 question!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by mojocaster.com, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. mojocaster.com

    mojocaster.com Member

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    So my set up is very basic. But I am not a pedals guy, never was. Like Buddy Guy used to say, the only thing between my guitar and my amp is my cable.

    I have a zvex BoR and an EH Holy Grail. Currently, I have it this way:

    Telecaster > BoR > HG > Carmen Ghia head > Avatar 2x12 Cab

    Is there a rule of thumb in terms of what order the pedals should be configured in the chain?
     
  2. mikelaw

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    no rules of thumb, trial and error mostly. usually it is reverb/echo/delay type tones last......overdrives first.

    the interesting thing ive found is that i use a reverb, delay, trem i always got caught wondering chain order. i messed around and found what worked best to ME. and it was the old 50's style/60s fender way. reverb/echo BEFORE the trem and its killer.

    do what sounds good to YOU
     
  3. Eskimo_Joe

    Eskimo_Joe Rocker, roller, way out of controller

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    with a manageable number of pedals like you have, just try the various combinations and see what sounds best to you!!!!
     
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    Thanks guys :)

    I was just looking to see if there were any big no-no stuff I guess.
     
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    thanks, that's the kind of stuff I was looking for...
     
  6. Waxhead

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    +1
    - that's what I do and has always worked well ;)

    plus delay, reverb, EQ in the effects loop
     
  7. EataPeach

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    I was reading Dave Hunters Effects Handbook..In it,one of the orders suggested has a chorus BEFORE the OD. I decided to try it,and havent moved it since.It just sounds better...
    Just thought I'd throw that in the mix.


    Hey Wax Head--How do like that 5:50? Killer arent they!?
     
  8. majorledhead

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    Whats working for me right now goes like this : Tuner > Wah > Fuzz > Overdrive > Distortion > Modulation > Delay > EQ . The modulation ( chorus/vibe ) and Delay might be better in a effects loop but my amps don't have that option. Trial and error, spending some time with different layouts is part of the admission price and 1/2 the fun.
     

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