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Effects chain

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by fozzy, Sep 22, 2003.


  1. fozzy

    fozzy

    Jun 21, 2001
    Riga, Latvia, EU
    Ok, i have pedal board with 4 effects pedals.What is the right sequence that i must connect .
    I have : Boss GEB7 equalizer, Ibanez PD7, Ibanez SB7 and some cheap boss tremolo pedal ...
    PLeaSE help!!
     
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I would love to help, but I don't know everybody's model numbers. Care to elaborate on what a PD7 and an SB7 are?
     
  3. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    PD7 - Phat Head bass distortion
    SB7 - Bass Synth

    Not everyone can know everything, but I can... :D Well at least about bass gear...

    Alex

    :p

     
  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Well, ok then, here's how I would do it:

    1. Synth
    2. EQ
    3. Distortion
    4. Tremelo

    There is no right or wrong way to hook up pedals, so this is only a suggestion. Try it in as many configs as possible; you may find you like something better.

    Tecx, perhaps you could help me hook my stuff up. I have: XR905, M2000, RMC3, PS3E, CC1, WH4, & FX75B. :D
     
  5. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Ok... Since you havn't given me any manufacturer names I'll try my best...

    RMC3 - RMC wah (red?..)
    FX75B - DOD stereo flanger

    damn... thats all I got... But if you gave me the manufacturers names I could probobly get em all...

    You and I are the 2 bigest gear sluts on here :bag:, well at least with pedals / effects / rack gear.... :)

    Cheers

    Alex
     
  6. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    I would sugest the same as B.T.A., I would scoup some of them nasty high mids from the sb7 (well on synth 1-2)... I wish I has a eq pedal to do that actualy...

    cheers

    Alex

     
  7. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Heh, those are the only items I have that go by numbers; everything else goes by a proper name. Buster, Fuzzprobe, Meatball, BassTriaxis, etc....

    I may be seriously pushing the effects envelope soon. A pal of mine who used to work at Nothing Studios just got a gig at TC Electronics, which means deep discounts for me on a G-Force and a FireworX. Man, my rack is going to be a wiring nightmare.:eek:
     
  8. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    How about helping me out with my FX chain:

    Trace Elliot Dual Compressor
    Akai Deep Impact
    Akai Unibass
    Fulltone Bassdrive
    Sovtek Big Muff
    EBS BassIQ
    MXR Phase 90
    Boss BF-2 Flanger
    Line6 DL-4 Delay
    Ernie Ball Volume

    This is the way that I'm planning on connecting them up - any better ideas?

    Alex
     
  9. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Let us see... hmmm...

    Trace Elliot Dual Compressor
    Akai Deep Impact
    Akai Unibass
    Fulltone Bassdrive
    EBS BassIQ
    Boss BF-2 Flanger
    Ernie Ball Volume
    Line6 DL-4 Delay
    Sovtek Big Muff
    MXR Phase 90

    thats how I would do it...

    Alex

     
  10. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Here's the way you should REALLY do it... (pay no attention to that Tecx character :D )

    Deep Impact
    Bass IQ
    Bassdrive
    Unibass
    Big Muff
    Compressor
    Volume

    In the FX loop:

    Phaser
    Flange
    Delay

    Sometimes a phaser sounds better before the amp. If this is the case, put it before the volume. Don't put your compressor before your synths,envelope filters, or distortions, or you will kill any kind of response you would have gotten out of those effects.
     
  11. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Ok you got me on the compresion bit... except for the bass IQ I would agree with you... Now lets pull em out and see who can urinate farther...

    :spit:

    Alex

    ps. mabey not, could be dangerous to your helth (and your computer...)

    :D
     
  12. Hey boys. Come on now. Play nicely now. You wouldn't want me to take away your grown-up musicial toys now would you? :p
     
  13. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Haha! That's awesome.:p
     
  14. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Haha! That's awesome.:p

    The reason I usually put my envelope filters before my distortions is that I like how the distortions freak out when the envelope hits them. Sounds like you are stomping on baby ducks with golf shoes.:D
     
  15. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Noooo That is awsome!!!
    II
    \/
    We have very simalar and sick tastes my friend, quite indeed... Ever heard the froswave funk a duck?.. That sounds like a duck on lsd, great pedal...

    Alex

    :bassist:
     
  16. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I've heard the funk a duck on their website. Seems cool. Right now I am Jonesing for some TC Electronics rack stuff (mainly because I can get them cheap:D ).

    Some 4ms pedals would be nice too.

    Sick and twisted is good.
     
  17. fozzy

    fozzy

    Jun 21, 2001
    Riga, Latvia, EU
    Hey you there!! Tnx for suggestions , i'll experiment with pedals a while :p

    what you think about this :

    1. EQ
    2. Synth
    3. Dist.
    4. Tremolo


    ??
    Anyway, tnx!

    Peace ....
     
  18. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Not a bad setup, but I usually like to run the EQ after the synth. Reason being is that I look at the synth as replacing my original bass sound, so in effect in becomes my bass. You don't put an EQ before your bass, do you? Having the EQ after the synth allows you to EQ the synth sounds, but having it before the synth does nothing for you, since the synth will eat any effect the EQ gives you.
     
  19. fozzy

    fozzy

    Jun 21, 2001
    Riga, Latvia, EU
    Sorry there is a mistake in the list :)
    The right thing is:

    1.Synth
    2. Dist
    3.EQ
    4. Trem.



    Ok, i've got the idea about placing EQ after Synth... :D

    Tnx!
     
  20. Denimhorn

    Denimhorn

    Nov 25, 2002
    ok loop masters. Lets see what you recomend on this. Currently i am setup as follows in line to the input of my amp (SWR SM900)

    Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
    Fulltone Bass Drive
    EH Bass Syth
    EH PolyChorus
    DOD Envelope Fileter

    I am noticing a pretty severe loss of signal with this config and playing direct in with no effects sounds so much better. I need these effects though. Any ideas? I am starting to fool around with putting everything through the effects loop and using the effects blend on the front of the amp...but it still seems to have a signal loss.

    Please help.