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another help me with my effects chain

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by nubs, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. nubs


    Mar 1, 2005
    this just aint my ball of wax. i wanna hook up my effects can someone put in order. morley dual bass wah, radial tone bone, tech 21 bass driver, boss CU2 tuner, fatman, and sparkle drive...... thanks

    oh and i am using the radial to control two basses.
  2. Tone bone is doing A/B?

    I dont know what some of those pedals are but assuming they are all distortion type you can't go wrong with tuner - wah - the rest. I guess the tonebone into tuner will be ok if the tone bone isn't messing with the tone.
  3. nubs


    Mar 1, 2005
    really guys i can surely use a little more guidance than this, please help thanks in advance.
  4. Crater


    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    There's not really a "correct" order for effects, in fact most of the time it's not critical unless you're running two or more effects at once.

    If you're using the tonebone as your A/B switcher then obviously it has to go first. Most people put their tuner first in their effects chain, so that would go after your A/B box. If you're using the bass driver as a DI to a PA or recording console then it should be last in your chain.

    Wah pedals and distortions definetely interact with each other - having a wah before a distortion will sound different than having it after the distortion, neither is "right" it's just personal preference, I personally like the wah after distortion, but just experiment yourself and see what you like.
  5. ga_edwards


    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    If it were me, I'd go Tone Bone (I assume it's the Bass Bone) first, to let you select between it's inputs for your 2 basses.

    Tuner goes connects to the Tone Bone's tuner output to keep it out of the signal path - easy!

    Then I would stick the rest of the pedals in the Tone Bone's effect loop in this order.
    Wah -> fatman (filters generally go first) -> sparkle drive (drives generally go after filters) -> bass driver (it's an amp sim so goes last, but will also react nicely from the sparkle drive).

    Then main output of the Tone Bone into your amp. You can also DI direct from the Tone Bone to the mixing desk and have a consistent tone no matter what. Putting the effects in the Tone Bone loops also means you can bypass the whole lot with a push of the boost button, if it's set to loop mode, sending a clean signal to your amp and DI.

    I hope this helps. If not, then one would have to question why you bought all this gear! ;)