Overdrive/ Distortion Order

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Rolando13, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Rolando13

    Rolando13 Member

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    I've always wondered in what order overdrive pedals should go in? Heaviest to lightest or lightest to heaviest. Can someone enlighten me with their knowledge please?
     
  2. The_Wretched

    The_Wretched Supporting Member

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    my understanding and experience:

    lighest into darkest when stacking increase the gain.

    heaviest to lightest (no stacking) gives better sustain. heavier gain towards the beginning of the chair equals longer sustain.
     
  3. dreadheadhaha

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    It's all about personal preference. I found that I liked heaver going into lighter. I don't have multiple OD anymore but the logic still applies with fuzz face -> klone -> boost.

    Don't fear experimentation. :)
     
  4. Release

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    I like lightest going into heaviest. If I go the other way around in my rig, it seems that it mellows out the higher gain pedals too much. By going light to heavy, I can stack them more to my liking and push everything a bit harder.
     
  5. jnepo1

    jnepo1 Silver Supporting Member

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    I prefer low gain into a higher gain when it comes to overdrives or overdrives into distortions. However, if you are using a fuzz pedal, I prefer the fuzz first then into overdrive.
     
  6. Skykrab

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    Depends on each pedal used... for me:
    TS808HW->Riot->Shiba->HT Distortion->KOT v.4 Hi Gain... I would agree on putting fuzz 1st since it reacts radically with input gain...
     

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