Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by blood5150, Jan 16, 2008.
First or last in the chain????
I used to have one and it was the first in line.
Neither - depending on what your chain is and what you want to use it for. Put it after dirt, mod, etc but put it before delay and reverb. That way your swells will sound much more natural and have decay.
If you want to use it as a kill switch, put it last - that way it will even make the delay shut up. Or if you want, you could put one in both positions, I have a friend who does that.
If you put it first it will effect your distortion rather than just your overall volume level and will change your sound. However, if that's what you want - go for it.
Overall, I would always recommend putting it after everything but delay and reverb. Most people will probably tell you the same. But it all comes down to how you like it best.
Thats the way I have mine at the moment as well.... hence the poll..
its all good..... didnt mean it as a shot.
If you use your volume knob to control the amount of gain coming out of your pedal, then you can at the same time use the volume pedal to effect the level of this gain, giving you a master volume.
Mine is in the middle.
I guess that's just how we do it in Orange County.
Last in chain before amp - to control overall volume - and kill when necessary. Gtr knobs give you control at the start of the chain.
last in chain but before delays - acts as a master volume, while letting the delays trail
+1 - that's my setup too (although mine's in the effects loop along w/delay and chorus).
If you use the volume pedal before a dirt pedal while it's on, you will increase/decrease the amount of gain coming out of that pedal.
However, if you use the volume pedal AFTER the dirt, you can dial in the exact tone of the pedal and then control the volume of the overall sound without affecting the tone you're getting out of your dirt pedal.
Hope that helps.
Last in the chain to act as a master volume/mute.
After wah, before everything else.
After dirt, before chorus/delay.
+1.... and in the loop.
mines after dirt, then before modulations and delays.
so yea, im in the middle too.
After distortion, but before delay - wherever that might be in each individual rig.