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Pedal Order?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by moondog24, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. moondog24


    Jun 22, 2008
    I'm putting together a small board and would appreciate advice on pedal order.

    At this point, my plan is for the board to include:

    Tech21 BDDI
    Tech21 VT Bass
    Barber Tone Press
    Pgitronix EP-1 Envelope Phaser
    AnalogMan Chorus

    As a first stab, how's this look:

    VT Bass > BDDI > Chorus > EP-1 > Comp

    My rationale:

    -comp after the EP-1 to tame the peaks
    -I really like what I get when the chorus feeds the EP-1 on my guitar rig (yes, I'm one of those)
    -I like chorus after an OD (again, in guitarland)

    I realize that's a lot of Tech21 at the front of that chain, but I like the BDDI for a fat dub-type sound and the VT for everything else.

    All input appreciated,

  2. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    FWIW I wouldn't recommend the Barber for peak limiting. It's more of a gentle compressor. Look for something with a higher ratio.
  3. mrkreuzschlitz


    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA
    I would spend the extra $10 and get a programmable BDDI. I got one and I find myself using the different channels quite often.
  4. moondog24


    Jun 22, 2008
    Understood. I considered it because I have it here already, but I'm finding I don't really need it. The EP-1 doesn't get too out of hand the way I have it set.

    I'm a big fan of having "go to" programs preset, but I already have the basic BDDI. I've had it and enjoyed it for years. Now I finally get to use it to add flavors to a real bass rig instead of compensating for lesser grade gear.

    Thanks for the input, gentlemen!


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