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Help needed, effects order unknown

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


  1. GabeXLeouz

    GabeXLeouz

    Jan 1, 2014
    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


    :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help:
     
  2. MagicMan_841

    MagicMan_841 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2005
    Ithaca, NY
    I'd try

    Crying Bass -> Overdrive -> BBM -> Pad
     
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  4. Vlad5

    Vlad5 Chronic Knob Twiddling Tone Chaser Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    New England
    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

    GabeXLeouz

    Jan 1, 2014

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

    GabeXLeouz

    Jan 1, 2014
    I guess it has been posted many times but I'm kind of new but thanks for the link :)
     
  7. GabeXLeouz

    GabeXLeouz

    Jan 1, 2014
    Thanks, I'm new that's why I didn't know this :)
     
  8. GabeXLeouz

    GabeXLeouz

    Jan 1, 2014
    I got a problem, when I put them in this order the crying bass effect goes missing :bawl:
     
  9. I would go BBM>overdrive>Crying Bass>Pad. Wahs before dirt never makes any sense to me.
     
  10. GabeXLeouz

    GabeXLeouz

    Jan 1, 2014
    Actually I do that, that's the only way I get my crying bass working :D
     
  11. icecycle66

    icecycle66

    Feb 4, 2009
    Arizona
    I like the order you listed in the OP.
     
  12. GabeXLeouz

    GabeXLeouz

    Jan 1, 2014
  13. 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. 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. See and I like to cascade my OD into my FUZZ..lol
     
  16. BooshBass

    BooshBass Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    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

    GabeXLeouz

    Jan 1, 2014
    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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