multi-effects and signal chain location

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by millard, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. millard


    Jul 27, 2004
    I've been trying to figure out where my ME-50B belongs in the signal chain. Seems like it should be first, but aren't time-based effects (delay, chorus, etc.) supposed to come after the pre-amp stage? Do you just have to give this up if you use a multi-effect pedalboard?

  2. DubDubs


    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Try it in different places and see where it sounds best.
  3. Pretty sure the ME-50B was designed to go before the preamp. I hit all my pedals before I hit my amp and I've got modulations and delays.

    If you're using an overdrive pedal in addition to the ME-50B, you should probably put the OD first, and things like EQ's and Wah's first also.

    Let me put it this way...If you have a bunch of pedals, including the ME-50b, it should probably be the last thing you hit before going to your amp.

    Hope this helps.