Pedal Order Q

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by mikeowen17, Apr 14, 2014.


  1. mikeowen17

    mikeowen17 Supporting Member

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    Which order would you put the following pedals

    Compression
    Distortion
    Filter
    Octave

    I'm pretty sure it's comp first then distortion - but where in the chain would you put octave and filter?
  2. LSMFT6

    LSMFT6 Supporting Member

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    Whatever sounds best to you is what's right, there's no wrong way to do it (except for putting a boost before a compressor, but you don't have to worry about that.)
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  3. MightyMiloQuinn

    MightyMiloQuinn Supporting Member

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    +1

    I would do octave-distortion-filter, and the compressor would either go first to help with the octaver or at the end to tame any craziness that might abound as a result of the other three.
  4. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62

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    As mentionned, experiment is key, but I'd start with this:

    BASS > Octave > filter > comp > distortion > AMP
    Switching the octave and filter would by tryout #2
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  6. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06

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    +1 the bold part is how I control my own effects as that way you get your dynamics to control those effects (esp a filter/fuzz/dirt that are very sensitive to dynamics). And it tames the overall output (I use a limiter not a compressor but a compressor with a high ratio should do).
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