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Pedal Order Q

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by mikeowen17, Apr 14, 2014.


  1. mikeowen17

    mikeowen17 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    NYC
    Which order would you put the following pedals

    Compression
    Distortion
    Filter
    Octave

    I'm pretty sure it's comp first then distortion - but where in the chain would you put octave and filter?
     
  2. LSMFT6

    LSMFT6 Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    California
    None
    Whatever sounds best to you is what's right, there's no wrong way to do it (except for putting a boost before a compressor, but you don't have to worry about that.)
     
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  3. +1

    I would do octave-distortion-filter, and the compressor would either go first to help with the octaver or at the end to tame any craziness that might abound as a result of the other three.
     
  4. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 GAS resistance is utterly futile... Supporting Member

    As mentionned, experiment is key, but I'd start with this:

    BASS > Octave > filter > comp > distortion > AMP
    Switching the octave and filter would by tryout #2
     
  5. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA
    +1 the bold part is how I control my own effects as that way you get your dynamics to control those effects (esp a filter/fuzz/dirt that are very sensitive to dynamics). And it tames the overall output (I use a limiter not a compressor but a compressor with a high ratio should do).
     
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