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wah/overdrive chain

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by smuttley, Jan 1, 2001.

  1. smuttley


    Sep 29, 2000
    i recently bought a crybaby 105Q, and i link it up to my boss overdrive.
    i know most guitarists have overdrive before wah, but i find with this wah that it cuts the level of "distorted" sound, producing a seperate filtered sound plus the distorted signal.

    placing the wah before the overdrive seems to sound more normal.
    how does everyone else link up their wah/overdrive?
  2. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    When I was a full time guitar player, my wah pedal was the first connection coming out of my guitar. When I use an envelope filter with my bass, the envelope filter is the first thing my bass signal is fed into. I think a wah pedal or envelope filter performs better with a clean uneffected signal and, IMO, should be the first thing in your effects chain.
  3. i don't know
  4. mouthmw


    Jul 19, 2009
    You'll find most bassists prefer their dirt pedals going into wah since this produces a more pronounced wah effect. I tried both (currently have all my dirt before wah). Whatever floats your boat man, there is no wrong way :) I might change up my order just to give it a try again.
  5. Way to bring back an ancient thread.
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  6. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005

    The answer is - wah into distortion if you want to sound rock & roll, distortion into wah if you want to sound like a synth.
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  7. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    Drive(s) first. Worked for cliff.
  8. i have my 105q before my fuzz. i may a second wah to put behind it.

    since my effects are in the pawnshop and i don't know what i'll do with a wah in a band setting, i'm not 100% sure if i'll get another wah or leave my wah before my fuzz

    nright now my chain is:

    bass - wah - octave - fuzz - amp

    i'm only certain that i want the octave after the wah.

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