Four on the Floor: Need help with my pedal (dis)order

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by SlapHappy99, Feb 10, 2022.

  1. SlapHappy99


    Dec 27, 2010
    East Coast
    Adding a new pedal and I'm thinking this is a good time to change up the pedal order.

    The lineup will be:
    • TC Electronics Corona chorus
    • Wampler Tumnus overdrive (I know, not really meant for bass - it's a leftover from my g****r days)
    • Keeley Bassist compressor
    • MXR Bass Octave Deluxe (the new kid)
    Here are the combinations I'd probably use:
    • Keely
    • Keely + Corona
    • Keely + Octave
    • Tumnus
    • Tumnus + Octave
    Here's my first idea:

    J Bass > Tumnus > Octave > Keely > Corona > GK MB800

    I'm worried about putting the Octave before the Keely - maybe when I kick in the lower octave it'll push the Keely into massive compression mode.

    Is there an order that would work better?
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  2. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    I'd put compressor first. But that's just me. Some people like it later. There is no wrong answer.
    Personally I'd go comp-dirt-octave-chorus but 100% there's no "right way". Experiment because your ears are the best judge. It also depends on how you use the compressor.
    Either way I'd try the octave and the K OD in both orders. Sometimes octave sounds massive after dirt and sometimes it sounds better before. Tumnus is a good pedal. I play guitar too and I think it's one of the few common K types that sound good on a bass.