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Wah - Compressor - OD/Fuzz. Order suggestion

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by demonmalfas, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. demonmalfas


    Aug 26, 2012
    Hi everyone.
    I would like to know what order do you all use between these 3 effects?

    I've read many player who use compressor AFTER wah...

    What's your personal choice?

  2. BooshBass


    Sep 2, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Compressor > Fuzz > Wah > OD.

    Compressor evens out original signal, fuzz makes sort of like a quack when used with wah. Wah makes a throatier growl when used with the OD.
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I would switch off the compressor when switching on the fuzz, because fuzz is already heavily compressed. I would put the comp after the wah just to rein in the resonant peak of the wah.
  4. BooshBass


    Sep 2, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    I think the compressor wah thing is definitely the biggest personal preference issue in this. I like the unruly peaks, but I can definitely understand others wanting to keep then under control.

    For OP:

    Compressor > wah = peaks stay sharp, sometimes too sharp

    Wah > compressor = peaks controlled, but sometimes dull

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