Chain of effects???

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by caesarbass, Feb 11, 2005.


  1. caesarbass

    caesarbass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    Media producer for Nordstrand Pickups, Wilkins Basses, G&L Guitars and Basses, Marco Basses, Tonecraft Audio, Lemur Music. I also run TheBassHang.com and am a dealer for Ulyate Pickups and Colibri Basses
    :help: Is there a rule of thumb that should be followed when daisy chaining effects together?
    I'm using:
    1) Sans Amp Bass Driver for distortion
    2) EBS Octabass
    3) Boss TU-2, tuner/mute
    4) Digitech bass synth wah
    Most of the time I usually only use the EBS and the TU-2, but I'm doing more tunes that require a synth type of sound. I really do prefer to just plug in and play.
     
  2. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    Possible combinations are:

    TU-2>Octabass>Bass Synth Wah>Bass Driver

    Octabass>Bass Synth Wah>Bass Driver>TU-2

    Octabass>Bass Driver>Bass Synth Wah>TU-2

    TU-2>Octabass>Bass Driver>Bass Synth Wah

    Just try these combinations and see which ones work best or sound best to you.
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    If you only ever have one of them on at a time, the order really doesn't matter. If you use two or more in combo, that's when the order becomes more important as something like fuzz before env filter will sound different than env filter before fuzz.
     
  4. caesarbass

    caesarbass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    Media producer for Nordstrand Pickups, Wilkins Basses, G&L Guitars and Basses, Marco Basses, Tonecraft Audio, Lemur Music. I also run TheBassHang.com and am a dealer for Ulyate Pickups and Colibri Basses
    Cool! Thanks for the advice. The EBS Octabass really likes a strong signal so I think it will end up first...I'll try some different combinations. :bassist: