Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by riffmeister, Feb 5, 2015.
where in the pedal chain do you put it?
For the many years I have been using a compressor, I have been placing it first, after the tuner on a board or in a wiring scheme.
Some place it after distortion or fuzz pedals but before overdrive pedals. Also some place it after the tuner, volume pedal and wah.
There is no hard and fast rule. Take your time to listen to all of your pedals in different order on the board before committing to any specific order. You may find a pedal order that just enhances your pedals to your liking while working together.
Boss CS-3, used sparingly except when I'm in full-Gilmour mode, and usually it goes near the front of the chain, before everything except the EHX BMP. Although now I think it will be going in front of even that.
...i put mine at the end of the chain, to raise the noise floor as high as possible
RMC-10 > Empress Comp > everything else
Wah (when i use one) > POG > Compressor > Dirt...
I like it first in line as I prefer having a stronger and more consistent/even signal sent to the other effects. Also, running the compressor first adds the least noise to your rig.
After fuzz, before other dirt.
I go ahead and sandwich it between my drives and volume pedal. That way I get some more sustain for drawn out swellz.
I put it second in the chain, only because placing it after my Sputnik amplifies noise. Then after the comp comes other fuzzes, drives etc. Generally speaking though, I like it first.
2nd after Saturn V, only b/c the Saturn V is setup to not load the cable at all so the signal is stronger going through my chain.
first in the chain
Inside my noise suppressor loop before my overdrive pedal. See photo and my signature area below for signal path detail.
Yes, that's what I was thinking, too.
I begin my board with Compressor > Tuner > Distortion currently just because that's how it fits my board best currently, but I've always put the compressor at the beginning of my chain. I've experimented with putting it after dirt pedals and it gives a good blanketed type sound to it (great for shoegaze and what not), but generally find best results with it at the beginning.
Right after my tuner (which is first).
You put a Ditto right after your tuner? Weird.
Please tell me about that Neo Classical pedal, I've not seen that before.
Tuner -> Compressor -> Everything else