1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Effects Chain order?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by J. Crawford, Apr 19, 2009.


  1. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Pretty soon I will have a:
    Micro Qtron
    Boss OC-2
    Big Bass Muff

    and my current, beat to hell, DOD Hard Rock Distortion FX57

    What I need to know is what pedal to put into what. I have no idea. Im a total noob to effects, with these being my first effects and first board in general.

    Thanks!
     
  2. whoatherechunk

    whoatherechunk

    Apr 4, 2008
    hmmm. i would do:

    bass> q tron > oc2 > bbm> dod>amp
     
  3. me too.
     
  4. Bassenstien

    Bassenstien

    Jun 13, 2006
    Mississippi
    yup
     
  5. rcubed

    rcubed

    May 8, 2008
    Vista, CA
    Good call. He might want to also experiment with dirt before the Q Tron. I like dirt pedals into my wah and auto wah (no filter for me yet :( ).
     
  6. Bassenstien

    Bassenstien

    Jun 13, 2006
    Mississippi
    Im not to sure about Fuzz into filter. My Bassballs doesnt like it to well. Some light dirt sounds good through it but to much dirt aint to good.
     
  7. jufros

    jufros

    Nov 24, 2008
    I run my octave before the Q-Tron because I've found it tracks better that way. The Q-Tron doesn't seem to have a problem handling the Micro POG at all.
     
  8. Mark Olson

    Mark Olson Banned

    Mar 19, 2008
    Michigan
    I'd also put the octaver in front of the envelope filter, not just because it tracks better, but because a synthesized sub octave into a filter is an old dead funky combination.
     
  9. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Thanks guys. When I am done purchasing, I will be sure to bump this thread.
     
  10. These people pretty much covered it.

    Although it's always good to experiment.
     
  11. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Okay guys, now I have in my possesion, a:
    Micro Qtron
    BOSS OC-2
    Big Bass Muff
    Dunlop 105Q
    ..and my old skool DOD.

    Where should the Dunlop go now? It wasnt in my original post.
     
  12. I like my dirt after my wah. Mark Olson put it:

    "I play rock, not disco."
     
  13. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    So from Chunks original post, where would the Dunlop go best for funk? If playing funk makes a difference.
     
  14. seakamp

    seakamp Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Chicago
    I don't have a wah so I can't comment on its placement but I'd say try out OC-2 > Q-Tron. I love the envelope following an octaver for funkiness
     
  15. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Okay. Will do. Im really needing some advice, as if I figure out the order I can complete my 3 month in the process board.. :bassist:
     
  16. seakamp

    seakamp Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Chicago
    Try out... Octave > Fuzz > (maybe distortion) > Filter > Wah

    The octave > fuzz > filter is great. I don't run distortion so that's just a guess on its placement. I think the Wah having control over all of the effects would be a pretty cool idea. Wah > q-tron at the end of the chain could be pretty sweet as well if the wah more or less acts as a LPF.
     
  17. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    ATM I have it setup
    OC-2 > Qtron > BBM > Wah > DOD
    But that can change very easily, as I havent even put the velcro on my board quite yet.
     
  18. XXL

    XXL

    Jun 14, 2007
    Id try..

    wah>qtron>oc2>bbm>fx57.
     
  19. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    This is why I need responses. I dont want to put the velcro down, as they are all different sizes of velcro, until I have a set way to put them down.

    For the moment, at lease.
     

Share This Page