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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Floyd Eye, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye

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    I know, not another pedal order thread, but patronize me eh?

    I have downsized my board quite a bit and have eliminated all the pedals I don't use regularly. These are the ones I have decided to keep on the board and was wanting some input as to what you guys thought of the order.

    TU2
    TAFM
    BOD
    BF-3
    Boosta Grande
  2. Derek Balonek

    Derek Balonek

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    Tuner first of course.
    Then the BOD (that's an octave down, right?), though putting the boost first might help tracking.
    TAFM
    BF3
    Boosta Grande
  3. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

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    BOD (for cleanest signal possible)
    Boosta Grande (to boost your signal going to...)
    TAFM (post octave for tracking and post boost to get even more fuzz out of it)
    BF-3 (after fuzz to accuentate the flanging and after boost to overdrive the flnage as needed)
    Tuner (I place mine at the end of everything for silent tuning and a mute switch)

    different strokes for different folks....
  4. blastjv

    blastjv Supporting Member

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    This is what I would start with as well. Including having the tuner at the end. So many folk regard it as gospel that the tuner goes first...

    -JV
  5. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye

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    Okay, maybe I should clarify a bit. I only use the boost for a few parts where I need it to be large ( I am in a 3 piece hard rock band). In a few spots I use it in conjunction with the TAFM, but for the most part I am using it to boost a clean signal. Still, I gotta have it in those few spots with the TAFM so...

    The BOD I use almost exclusively in conjunction with the TAFM.

    The flanger I use with the TAFM about 50% of the time and by itself 50% of the time, though since I am now using the BF-3 instead of the FL-9 this might change, as the BF-3 has a cool gate and a few more trippy features which I may incorporate in at some point in the future.

    As for the tuner, I never considered it gospel that it goes first, I just assumed this was the best place for it because of the buffer and to give it the strongest signal possible. I also use it as a mute switch and for silent tuning ( I have no "Always on" effects). I would be willing to try it at the end.

    Given all this, would you still recommend the same order?
  6. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

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    the boost for your signal can be used by itself in the position it's in. The flanging post o/d,dirt,fuzz is always my personal fav as the fuzz can ride the flanging so to speak.

    The only possible change I would make is making the boost first to use it to overdrive the BOD if you wanted to have that option...
  7. Floyd Eye

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    So..

    Boost
    BOD
    TAFM
    BF-3
    TU-2

    Sound about right? I will try this tonight. Thanks..:bassist:
  8. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

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    No worries let us know how it works out for you!
  9. blastjv

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    Oh, I wasn't criticizing you for putting the tuner first, just agreeing that the tuner doesn't HAVE TO go first. In your case, actually, I think I might prefer it first to act as a buffer (unless any of your other pedals end up not liking the buffered signal a their front end).

    -JV
  10. Floyd Eye

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    Never noticed any issue with the TU2 first. I will probably try it at the end and see what kind of difference it makes, if any.

    Again, thanks for the replies.
  11. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye

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    Well, I tried it tonight in this order and I really like it. I was playing through a practice rig though since all our gear is loaded in the trailer for the gig this weekend, but I didn't notice any issues with the TU2 not being in front. Got the new flanger dialed in and it sounds great with the TAFM and/or the BOD in front of it.

    So far so good. I will know for sure Saturday night when I get to my rig.

    Thanks for the help guys.

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