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Effect Loop Question! Please help!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by JoshSmith, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. JoshSmith

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    So I purchased a boss noise suppressor, and I have a sansamp bass driver and what order should I put these pedals in? Like which one first and closest to my bass?
  2. DeadZeriousBass

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    Try them both ways and play around with it and find which way you like the best. Sound is a matter of personal preference in my honest opinion.
  3. Corythosaurus

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    This is probably the best advice!

    But to give you a bit more detail: in general, noise gates work more effectively before overdrives. An overdrive will amplify any noise coming from your bass, which often brings the noise closer to the volume level of your good signal. The closer the noise and good signals are, the harder it is for the suppressor to tell the difference between the two.

    However, if the noise isn't originally coming from your bass, and is instead originating from the overdrive pedal, you would want the noise suppressor after the overdrive.

    I hope I explained that alright. Make sense?
  4. bongomania

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    Also, noise suppressors suck and should be avoided in most cases. There are very few situations where a noise suppressor is the right solution.
  5. RickenBoogie

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    +1, and with only one other pedal in the chain, I have to ask, why even bother with a noise gate? There should be no need for it, and if there was, eliminating the noisy offender is the better option.
  6. Zooberwerx

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    I was gonna ask the same thing: where's the noise coming from? If the OP has all the knobs dimed on the SansAmp, that would bring up the floor level.

    Riis
  7. JoshSmith

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    Thanks everyone I actually returned it because it made my tone sound horrible and I realized I didn't need one
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    That's a relief.

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