Help needed, effects order unknown

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by GabeXLeouz, Jan 4, 2014.


  1. GabeXLeouz

    GabeXLeouz

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    Hi, I have some effect pedals but I don't have any idea how to put them in order, so any advice would be great

    Bass big muff

    Crying Bass

    Overdrive

    Mini Kaoss Pad


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  2. MagicMan_841

    MagicMan_841 Supporting Member

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    I'd try

    Crying Bass -> Overdrive -> BBM -> Pad
  3. Snakeman1066

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  4. Vlad5

    Vlad5 Chronic Knob Twiddling Tone Chaser Supporting Member

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    check the first post here.

    This question gets asked so much there is a sticky for it...

    But yeah, I too agree with MagicMan.
  5. GabeXLeouz

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    Thanks I'll give it a try :bassist:
  6. GabeXLeouz

    GabeXLeouz

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    I guess it has been posted many times but I'm kind of new but thanks for the link :)
  7. GabeXLeouz

    GabeXLeouz

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    Thanks, I'm new that's why I didn't know this :)
  8. GabeXLeouz

    GabeXLeouz

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    I got a problem, when I put them in this order the crying bass effect goes missing :bawl:
  9. CHILDISHGAMBINO

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    I would go BBM>overdrive>Crying Bass>Pad. Wahs before dirt never makes any sense to me.
  10. GabeXLeouz

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    Actually I do that, that's the only way I get my crying bass working :D
  11. icecycle66

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    I like the order you listed in the OP.
  12. GabeXLeouz

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  13. bigmoosepi

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    just don't forget there are no hard rules, whatever works for you is the best order.


    Placement of a wah for example is almost 100% subjective.


    I too like the order you listed them.

    fuzz before and OD after is my preference.
  14. Snakeman1066

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    Placing your wah BEFORE dirt gives the dirt pedals a much more natural sound IMO, as wahs sweep or notch a peak in the frequency response...and therefore vary distortion and fuzz intensity better than the other way around....putting a wah AFTER dirt pedals makes them sound way too synthy sounding for my taste

    YMMV...Whatever floats your boat!...
  15. Snakeman1066

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    See and I like to cascade my OD into my FUZZ..lol
  16. BooshBass

    BooshBass Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure how that pad works, but as for the other effects id put

    Fuzz > Wah > OD

    I like the synth sweeps you get with fuzz before wah, and I like the throaty growl swept into a quack you can get with the OD after the wah

    I've never done much multiple dirt combinations before though.
  17. GabeXLeouz

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    I thought of something like that at the beginning but then I realised my Crying Bass only works as the last pedal in the chain (For reasons unknown, I don't know if there is something wrong with my pedal or if it is just the way it is supposed to work) :crying:

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