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Comp after chorus to kill volume boost?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by DDXdesign, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    So since my new VL chorus, which rocks, tends to boost my volume a little bit, would the effect and tone be ruined if i put my keeley compressor AFTER it in the chain, to tame that volume boost?
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Where are you putting the chorus? Details, man!
  3. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    I've found that pedals which boost your level a bit aren't too much of a problem because you can just pluck a little more lightly when you switch them on, and the small initial volume boost can nicely accentuate the effect. It's volume drops that I have a problem with.

    Compressing after the chorus shouldn't affect things detrimentally but it may sound slightly different, and possibly less obviously chorused.

    Suck it and see!

  4. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    oh, sorry, my setup currently is just bass -> keeley comp -> vl chorus -> amp.

    last night I had my girlfriend help me with an objective view on how much volume boost I do get and we agreed it probably isnt enough to worry about.

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