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How to setup my FXBoard

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Beammeup, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Beammeup


    Oct 7, 2002
    I’m in the middle of planning my long awaited pedalboard and I wanted to have your opinion.

    Pedal I’m going to use:
    Boss CEB-3 Chorus
    Boss GEB-7 EQ
    Boss Overdrive
    Danelectro French Fries Auto Wah (For fun)
    EBS Octaver
    George Dennis Phaser/Volume

    It’s to be connected to my EBS Fafner Amp and my 6x10”.

    Should I purchase some sort of A/B – switchbox?
    What kind of power supply, do you use?

    I’m looking forward to your expert replies :D

    Kind Regards
  2. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    yo - you have PM regarding my pedalboard that's up for grabs. Tried to email you and it bounced. The board is actually on eBay right now and I sent you a link =0)
  3. Beammeup


    Oct 7, 2002
    Do some of you have any suggestions ?

    I'm looking forward to hear from you :hyper:

    Kind regards
  4. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    lets see...

    you should probably go autowah>octaver>drive>chorus>phaser>EQ

    and I use a VisualSound 1-Spot for power, you can daisy-chain 5 pedals onto it and they make adapters for many kinds of pedals to attach onto the chain, the stock daisy chain is all boss-style adaptors. If needed, you can even attach more daisy chain cables.
  5. oddity_uk


    Feb 3, 2004
    Edinburgh, UK
    I'll let others with more knowledge than I give you advice on the order you should put your pedals in, but as for the A/B...

    are you planning on using more than one pedal at any one time and then going to a completely clean tone, or to a totally different set of effects? personally i hate tap dancing, and the minute i have to turn more than one pedal on or off at a time im hopping over to www.loooper.com and getting a looper to let me bypass a bunch of pedals with one footswitch... but of course that depends on what you want to do with your pedals :)

    I think i read a post on EBassist by Jazz Ad saying that you should split your pedals up into groups that should be on together, will never be on together etc and use that to dictate your routing

    good luck, im in the process of re-working my board just now, should be fun :rolleyes:

  6. Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Apr 14, 2002
    Helena, MT U.S.A 59602
    BEE basses, Morley pedals
    The best advice to start by taking each pedal individually, then try two at a time reverse the order ... then add a 3rd and try each combination of the three in order...

    take notes on what you discover as you go through this process

    As far as a good place to start?

    Traditionally gain type effects go first...

    So I would put the overdrive as your first pedal...

    Then the volume / Phaser...

    Try them both ways...

    one should end up first, and one should end up second

    then octave (I'm positive)

    then autowah (I'm positive)
    Danelectro? Dude ... all your other gear is nice LOL i haven't heard it though....

    Chorus should be last!

    And I never have used an eq pedal ... but use an eq in my rack.

    So maybe the eq should go after the chorus?

    If I were to use an eq pedal I would want it to affect another effect...

    So I would set up all the other pedals as I described, and then try the eq between each pair...

    i hope this helps

    try it and let us know what you end up doing
  7. Beammeup


    Oct 7, 2002
    Hi Gregory,

    Thanks a lot for your most usefull reply.

    I'll let you know how it works out.
  8. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    George Dennis Phaser/Volume - 1
    Boss GEB-7 EQ - 2
    EBS Octaver - 3
    Boss Overdrive - 4
    Danelectro French Fries Auto Wah - 5
    Boss CEB-3 Chorus - 6


    ps. you should by a Godlyk powerall power supply...

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