Whammy placement

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by dudi8, Mar 20, 2017.


  1. dudi8

    dudi8

    Apr 13, 2010
    Hungary
    Hi all!
    I've just added a bass whammy to my chain, and I'm not sure where to put it..
    my current chain is:
    Tuner-Compressor-Delay-Reverb-Looper-Amp


    Thanks!!
     
  2. TerribleLiar23

    TerribleLiar23 Anti-Scientologist Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    RTP
    Right after the tuner.
     
  3. dudi8

    dudi8

    Apr 13, 2010
    Hungary
    Thanks!
    before the compressor?
     
  4. Thrillhouse

    Thrillhouse

    Jan 21, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I put mine before my compressor. If you're creating notes way lower/higher than the notes you're playing, the volume/bass might be fairly different so the compressor evens it out a bit (at least that's my thinking).
     
  5. Alien8

    Alien8

    Jan 29, 2014
    Aside from the already great answers:

    Somewhere down low, like on the floor or a pedalboard would let you use your feet to rock the treadle.

    It could work on a table top, or on a stage too. Might be fun to put it out in the audience for a short while, see what happens.

    You could put a big knob on the selector so you can play it with your foot.

    You are welcome ;)
     
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  6. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    I would try it both before and after to see which works better. If you have any tracking issues putting it after the comp might help.
     
  7. TerribleLiar23

    TerribleLiar23 Anti-Scientologist Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    RTP
    I would, yes.
     
  8. Swimming Bird

    Swimming Bird

    Apr 18, 2006
    Wheaton MD
    Traditional whammy sounds - put it early. For spaced out awesome - put it late.
     
  9. dudi8

    dudi8

    Apr 13, 2010
    Hungary
    Thanks everyone!
     
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