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Pedalboard order suggestion

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by demonmalfas, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. demonmalfas


    Aug 26, 2012
    Hello Everyone.
    It's time to build my pedalboard with these pedals, that i got in the past years.

    Any suggestion based on your personal experience?


    PS: I play every kind of music, but now i play Metal and hard rock mostly.

    Pedal list (from right to left, bottom to top):
    1. Ernie ball volume pedal
    2. Morley power wah - cliff burton tribute
    3. Cry baby 105q
    4. Mxr octave deluxe
    5. Mxr bass chorus deluxe
    6. Darkglass duality fuzz
    7. Mxr bass overdrive
    8. Polytune mini
    9. mxr compressor
    10. Darkglass b7k
    11. mxr phase 90
    12. boss flanger
    13. digitech synth wah
    14. tc electronic hall of fame reverb
    15. Mxr carbon copy delay

    Attached Files:

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  2. i want all your pedals :(

    (volume and tuner) - cliff wah - compressor - octave - mxr od - duality fuzz - 105q - synth wah - mxr phase - boss flanger - mxr flanger - tc reverb - carbon copy - (volume and tuner) - b7k

    you could out the volume pedal in the beginning or the towards the end. i'm pretty sure your volume pedal has a second output for a tuner.

    i think this would be a good place to start.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2015
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  4. mc900ftj

    mc900ftj Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2014
    Generally you should put effects that rely on dynamics of the input signal (like envelope filters) BEFORE compressors or limiters.

    Good luck!
  5. demonmalfas


    Aug 26, 2012
    Thanks you so much!
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  6. demonmalfas


    Aug 26, 2012
    A very useful scheme for me!
  7. mc900ftj

    mc900ftj Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2014
    I have also found that putting octave pedals AFTER compression can help with their tracking. Here's a mini board I put together that works great from an "order" perspective.
  8. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    Okay--take your pedals together--throw them in the air and put them in the order they land...

    OKAY--not really--but something like that--try them in all sorts of order--and if you have two of the same pedal or two of the same type type, put them in different places in the chain.

    For example I have a Dynamic Wah pedal I like and I have 4 different distortion pedals so I put a distortion before the Wah and I put another one after it.

    that way I can Wah the distortion and distort the Wah.

    And that's the way to think about it--do I want to delay the chorus or chorus the delay?
    Do I want to overdrive the tremolo or add tremolo to the overdrive, etc, etc

    And above all--try all sorts of groupings and have fun with it
    Last edited: May 3, 2015
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  9. EJL


    Mar 27, 2015
    OK guys, same question but alot less pedals. Sorry to ask again but this is my first time putting together a pedal board, (and using pedals).
    I only have 4 pedals;
    MXR bass octave deluxe
    Darkglass B3K
    Dunlop 105Q wah
    Chorus (waiting to do an MXR & Tech21 comparison, but will pick one afterwards)

    Might add a Radial A/B box to switch between two basses.

    Pretty simple, what would be my best order?

    Thanks for helping me through my new tone shaping quest.
  10. @EJL The order you have them listed is how I would try them first.
    Last edited: May 10, 2015
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  11. EJL


    Mar 27, 2015

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