Placing the 'vibe

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  1. kenoflife

    kenoflife Supporting Member

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    What's the conventional wisdom about where to place a vibe,
    or in my case - a mofaux vibe (not true vibe)...
    it's kind of the odd man out, theoretically (in 'swirly' category?)

    I've been putting it before, and after the wah, at the beginning of the circuit.
    That's been pretty good - better with wah too if its before the wah. Not
    sure about it in relation to the comp
    thinkin' where to try it with an incoming fuzz, and there's more room now at the end of the board (before the delay, after OD/Boost).....
     
  2. RickB

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    When I had a comp on my board, I had the comp before it so that you are not squishing the swirl. Not that I used the comp and vibe at the same time, but just in case! I have my vibe after my wah but before ALL dirt including clean boosts. After dirt and boosts and it just sounds too metallic.
     
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    That's what I do with my vibe. After the wah, before the overdrive/boost. Doesn't sound as good with it after the dirt boxes, for me.
     
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    I put it after wah, but before the dirt boxes

    Someone on the tgp summed it up perfectly one time:

    It's a phaser type of pedal that alters your EQ, so you should place your OD(definite EQing) AFTER the vibe

    Which is why you place OD after your Wah, too.

    I go Wah > Vibe > Boost > OD > Volume > Tremolo > Chorus > Delay
     
  5. burningyen

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    I find the effect of my MoFaux to be more pronounced than I would prefer (tried tweaking the internal pot but couldn't get it to where I would like), so I put it before my compression and OD, both of which help to mellow out the effect.
     
  6. ChickenLover

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    radcliff, I think you got your first sentence backwards...your chain shows the vibe after the wah and before the od. I get lysdexic too.:eek:

    Other than the SHO (a signal buffer) I almost always put the compressor first...the only exception is if I'm using a fuzz that is finicky about what comes before it (then the fuzz comes first, even before the SHO).

    I almost never use wah and vibe at the same time but I think I put the wah before the vibe. In any case, the wah and vibe are the next two effects in the chain.

    Then OD after the vibe. If you think about it, Jimi got his BOG tone by putting a vibe into a cranked Marshall and Robin Trower got his BOS tone by putting the vibe into a cranked Marshall...so, vibe before OD...that's what get's the liquidy, vibey tone.

    Lastly; as long as you have some OD after the vibe, you can still put a fuzz before it and it will sound good, it does get a bit more 'phasor-like' but that's not such a bad thing. It's not like we turn on the fuzz to be all polite and pretty...right?
     
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    I'm thinking of having my Squeeze Factor comp at the front of the chain set to maybe 2/3 wet blend and volume boost (for coil taps to match humbucker mode) and then placing my CompROSSor nearer to the end of the chain set more subtly, though I might scrap this idea if it messes with my boosts too much (no point in kicking it up a notch if the comp is going to take it back down a notch!)... Will have to find time when nobody is home to crank amp & experiment...
     
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    cool, nice catch

    edited:)
     
  9. mrp3118

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    So would you guys put the compressor before the vibe or after.
     
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    If not set very low, a compressor will even out all of your vibe's volume modulations... So probably before, unless it's set very lightly...
     
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    See my previous post.
     
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    Oh, and FYI I tried all of the following before I velcroed my pedals:

    MoFaux->Tone Press->Hotcake
    Tone Press->MoFaux->Hotcake
    Tone Press->Hotcake->MoFaux
     
  13. reverber8

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    MoFaux 1st in the chain here.

    I just finished another reconfig of my board last night. I messed with it in a few places and like it best as the 1st pedal. It always finds it's way to that position.

    greatBIGnoisy suitcase signal chain V6.0
    guitar>
    MoFaux>
    Phase 90> (just did the R28/C21/C22 mods & it's back on the board!)
    Ibanez CP9 comp> (early 80's MIJ)
    Volume pedal>
    Fulldrive 2> (at 18 volts)
    Hotcake>
    Ibanez CS9 Chorus> (early 80's MIJ)
    Boss BF3 flange>
    MXR Analog Delay>
    H2O>
    Radial Engineering Switchbone>
    Vox AC15TB (Korg)
    Fender DRRI
     

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