Q-Tron placement in signal chain

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by hanales, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. hanales


    Jul 12, 2003
    Youngstown, OH
    Hi everyone.
    I was wondering how people are ordering their effects.
    Particularly the q-tron + . It seems to overload really easily, and I was wondering if I had it in the wrong place.
    Currently it is second right after my whammy.
  2. Heya, Hanales! let me be the first to say welcome to Talkbass!

    If you could fill out your profile so we know what effects you use in your chain, so we can assist you with more likly places for the Q tron to be placed, thanks.
  3. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I throw my Q-tron at the front of my pedal signal chain (with chorus behind it). I have found that I get better results plugging my instrument straight into the Q-tron. My overdrive, however, I run through a side chain loop on my Raven Labs MDB-1, which allows me to have additional control over blending in clean and dirty tones. For whatever reason, I have not been able to get the same type of response out of the Q-tron if there is another gain stage (other than on-board preamp) between it and the instrument - even if it is supposedly buffering only.

    Hope this helps, Tom.