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Swollen Pickle + Hartke Bass Attack: which should go first?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Johnny Mac, Nov 16, 2012.


  1. Johnny Mac

    Johnny Mac Riff-finder General Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2005
    Springfield, MA
    I currently own a Swollen Pickle and a Hartke VXL Bass Attack, and I'm wondering which I should put first in my signal chain.

    Right now I'm running a Peavey Mark VI into a Peavey 115BXBW. I'm really not happy with the sound of the amp without the bass running through the Hartke. My intuition is telling me to put the Pickle first (since I usually go bass -> Pickle -> amp anyway, it makes sense to me to put the extra preamp after it), but I'm going to turn to the smarter minds here in the Effects forum before I do so.

    What do you think?
     
  2. little redundant, no?
     
  3. Johnny Mac

    Johnny Mac Riff-finder General Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2005
    Springfield, MA
    Why? I'm using the Hartke to improve the tone of my amp, not as a distortion/overdrive.
     
  4. willbassyeah

    willbassyeah

    Oct 9, 2011
    Singapore
    I would say depend on how you set your eq, that swollen pickle have too much low end I feel
     
  5. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Northern California
    Try both see what sounds best.

    That being said I would put the Hartke in front of the Swollen Pickle.