Chorus Pedal's, where do they go?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by FenderB, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. FenderB

    FenderB Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2016
    Findlay, Ohio
    Where do chorus pedals like the EH Bass Clone belong in the pedal chain? Do they go before the pre-amp or after the pre-amp. I just purchased a Tech 21 VT Bass DI pedal and want to set up a FX loop for it and want to know if I should put the Bass Clone in the FX loop also. I also have a TCE Flash Back pedal and a Boss OC-2 octave pedal, where do they belong in this equation? I found a nice diagram online but I don't know which class these pedals fall under, modulation, distortion, fuzz, reverb or overdrive?
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  2. lowplaces

    lowplaces Got Punch ?

    Dec 20, 2015
    Louisville Kentucky
    Chorus is a modulation effect.
  3. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph Supporting Member

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  4. minddrain


    Dec 17, 2018
    Before delay and echo.
  5. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
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  6. FenderB

    FenderB Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2016
    Findlay, Ohio
    Thank you.
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  7. FenderB

    FenderB Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2016
    Findlay, Ohio
    Thank you.
  8. FenderB

    FenderB Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2016
    Findlay, Ohio
    After delay and echo?
  9. I would go bass -> OC-2 -> VT -> Flashback -> Chorus -> amp. I would not use an effects loop.
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  10. Chamber


    Jul 9, 2011
    Personally I would start with
    OC2 > Chorus > Flashback > VT

    With delay I think chorus sounds cool either way, before or after. I always place modulation before overdrives and preamps, but that's just me, there are no rules, do what sounds best to your ears :)
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  11. Wasnex


    Dec 25, 2011
    I prefer distortion before modulation effects but YMMV. The best thing to do is experiment and learn how the pedals interact when placed in different orders. Then choose whichever sound you prefer. You may find you like to change the order depending on your mood and the style of music you are playing.
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  12. Astronaut


    Jul 21, 2013
    On the ground next to your feet.
  13. TubeDood

    TubeDood Inactive

    May 31, 2019
    It goes in the trash , cuz real bass players dont need pink tassles on the end of their handlebars .

    Just kiddin , i like chorus effect for pretty parts of songs.
    And usually it goes at the end of the chain.
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  14. Adienn7


    Jan 26, 2007
    Next to last Before a looper.. eq.. Make up gain.. If you use a delay.. Echo.. That is a trial or Error thing.. But I don't know why you'd use both together.. Unless you are using a chorus and reverb together.. If you want.. A nice utility chorus reverb.. Chowny bass-mosphere


    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    They go off the pedalboard, and up for sale in my case :)
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  16. BurtMacklinFBI

    BurtMacklinFBI Degen from Up-Country

    Apr 3, 2018
    Ultimately they go where you think they sound best, there’s no ironclad rule about this. Personally I like to put mine after compression and wah/envelope filter and before everything else, including dirt and eq.
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  17. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Inactive

    Jun 6, 2002
    Mike Lull Artist
    some hell-dimension where Zakk Wylde is a deity and all clothing is urine soaked leather.
  18. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Chorus Pedal's, where do they go?
    Where ever you think it sounds best.
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  19. Chorus pedals; where do they go?

    On the floor!
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  20. crguti


    Feb 14, 2011
    they belong where they sound the best to you.
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