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Im sorry for this, but FX order

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Lazlo Panaflex, May 27, 2004.


  1. Lazlo Panaflex

    Lazlo Panaflex

    Sep 30, 2003
    hey guys read through some threads but couldnt figure out the order for my pedal board. So far i see that the compressor seems to go first but i still need help with the rest.

    digitech compressor
    korg toneworks modulator
    EH bass balls
    M-188 MXR Bass Auto Q Auto Wah Pedal
    digitech distortion
    MXR octave pedal

    any help would be appreciated. Thanks
    :)
     
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Here's what I would do:

    MXR octave pedal
    M-188 MXR Bass Auto Q Auto Wah Pedal
    EH bass balls
    digitech distortion
    digitech compressor

    Then put this in your loop:

    korg toneworks modulator

    You're welcome.
     
  3. Lazlo Panaflex

    Lazlo Panaflex

    Sep 30, 2003
    thanks for your reply benjamin,

    i notice i get a lot of feedback with my distortion pedal in that order, is this normal?
     
  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    It's always possible.
     
  5. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    And this is what I would do...

    digitech compressor
    EH bass balls
    digitech distortion
    korg toneworks modulator
    MXR octave pedal
    M-188 MXR Bass Auto Q Auto Wah Pedal
     
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Not to be contrary, but if you put a compressor before envelope filter, the filter won't do much of anything. You also won't get much control over your distortion.
     
  7. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    What I would do is put the compressor last, filters first, distortion in the middle and time based effects in parallel with all of it.