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need help with pedalboard chain

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Tsjuderbeng, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. I replaced my Boss ME50B a while ago and im slowly collecting stompbox pedals.

    Can someone give some tips which chain to use and pedals to add to my pedalboard to get a nice spherical metal sound.

    I have:

    Korg Pitchblack tuner
    EBS Octabass
    Electric harmonix - Big Muff PI
    MXR - Carbon copy delay
    MXR - Analog Chorus
    MXR - Phaser 90

    I'm planning to buy an MXR Preamp/DI

    I hope someone can help my with this subject :)

    Thx !
  2. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    Dag buurman. :p

    Are you asking about the order in which to hook it up?
    I would go:
    tuner -> octaver -> Big Muff -> phaser -> chorus -> delay -> preamp/DI

    My advice to add: a nice compressor pedal.

    For the rest it is just a matter of taste. What kind of metal?
    The use of effects in metal is debated often. Metal is a broad term and you can either use none or a ton of effects.

    I personally prefer a subtle tremelo (EBS TremoLo as filter tremolo) and a subtle delay (EHX Memory Man) when playing metal. But I don't like any overdrive or distortion at all when playing metal.
    It's all personal.
  3. Steveaux

    Steveaux Safe-Guardian of the Stoopid Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    The Wilds of NW Pa.
    Rule #1: The only "correct" order is the one that makes you happy.

    Rule #2: When in doubt, refer to Rule #1.

    Shuffling them around and finding what makes you happy is a big part of both, the fun and the learning experience.
  4. meursault42


    Jun 21, 2006
    I think the way you've listed them is pretty close to how I'd order them, with the exception of the delay...I'd put that last.

    Good general rule of thumb is tracking-->dirt-->modulation-->time
  5. tigerbass


    Jul 28, 2006
    Crown Point, IN
    I would do what Julian said except put the chorus before the phaser. Phasing a chorus sounds awesome!

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