what do you think? (pedal stacking)

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  1. what?

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    Hey guys I just saw the video of my band's performance doing an original song. I used a mosferatu as my main od and kick it up with fulldrive 2 for solo in this song. I've had always thought fulldrive to be a bit on the dull side as od pedal, but listening to my solo I thought it's awsome as a booster for my mosferatu. I'm going to try it again tomorrow.

    From this experience I'd say I will always put my mosferatu at the end of my od chain to preserve the mos tone that I like. Is this how everyone doing it?
     
  2. erksin

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    When I had a Mos, I put it at the end of my chain because having before other ODs was too noisy - I prefer having the OD with the most EQ flexibility last, FWIW...
     
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    do you put the ones with most flexible EQ last to shape the stcked tones?cos I really like the EQ-ing of my mos
     
  4. drolling

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    Yeah, that's the idea. I used to use an EQ (MXR, GE-7, etc..) for that purpose till I discovered some of the cool new boosters/ODs out there. You get your final tone shaping (along w/feedback control, if need be) and another gain stage, while leaving room for more pedals.

    I haven't used the Fulldrive or the Mos, but I usually prefer going hi-gainers into lo-gainers for a couple of other reasons - fuzzes like to be first (or as close to the guitar as possible) and I generally get less noise & a tighter sound placing my distortion before my overdrive.

    But every time I get a new pedal I pretty much rip the board apart and reconfigure for the best sound w/the lowest noise floor. And sometimes I end up going lo into hi, depending on how the new one stacks.

    Trust your ears What?!:D
     
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    Yes, that's it basically.

    Right now, I'm running CoT50 Red>Antelope MDEQ>MI Blue Boy>Timmy - I like having the MDEQ sandwiched between the CoT and the BB because it can help tame the CoT's high end when I want to, and push the BB with some beefy mids and low end to really chunk it up. The Timmy is last because EVERYTHING sounds good running into it - including the MDEQ.
     
  6. Rob Eadgbe

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    I never had much luck stacking low gain pedals after high gain pedals. Then I had Robert Keeley mod my Sparkledrive. I got good results from that, and then I tried an AC Booster and got better results. I finally got a Timmy, and I'm totally happy. The Timmy sounds great with my London II, Crunchbox, and uhhh, my OTHER Timmy.
     
  7. Blues Wail

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    hey brother rob! has the crunchbox kicked the KOB off yer board? ya like the crunchbox huh? i jes got a xotic BB preamp, and a donneR box cactus
    crunch from george @ pedalworx, i'm stunned! got all the bases covered!
    aldo..............:D

    tell valvey:moon
     
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    I'm running mine through a rack looper basically clean to dirtiest. RC,TB83,Klon,Cot,Tim,Eternity,Tube Driver...
     
  9. Rob Eadgbe

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    Actually the KOB is long gone, I replaced it with an original Barber Burn Unit, which I like enough to keep, but it doesn't have the drive that the Crunchbox does. I'm still thinking about a BB. That might be something that could kick the Crunchbox off my current board.

    I talked to valvey last weekend. He hasn't come out to any of my gigs since his wife got pregnant. I think he might be whipped...:Spank
     

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