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Swollen Pickle + Hartke Bass Attack: which should go first?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Scourge441, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. I currently own a Swollen Pickle and a Hartke VXL Bass Attack, and I'm wondering which I should put first in my signal chain.

    Right now I'm running a Peavey Mark VI into a Peavey 115BXBW. I'm really not happy with the sound of the amp without the bass running through the Hartke. My intuition is telling me to put the Pickle first (since I usually go bass -> Pickle -> amp anyway, it makes sense to me to put the extra preamp after it), but I'm going to turn to the smarter minds here in the Effects forum before I do so.

    What do you think?
  2. Modern Growl

    Modern Growl Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2005
    NY/NJ Metro Area
  3. Why? I'm using the Hartke to improve the tone of my amp, not as a distortion/overdrive.
  4. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    I would say depend on how you set your eq, that swollen pickle have too much low end I feel
  5. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, CA
    Try both see what sounds best.

    That being said I would put the Hartke in front of the Swollen Pickle.

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