What is your optimal of pedals' order placement

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Alec Pham, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. Alec Pham

    Alec Pham

    Feb 8, 2020
    Hi everyone. What is your optimal of pedals' order placement?
    Which order of pedals' placement is good for signal/tone?
    I finally got all pedals that I need, but still need more work to complete the whole pedalboard.

    • Empress Bass Compressor
    • DigiTech Whammy Ricochet
    • Meris Enzo
    • Meris Hedra
    • Earthquaker Devices Spatial Delivery
    • Darkglass Vintage MicroTubes
    • Bassics BPA-01
    • Source Audio EQ2
    • Markbass Super Booster
    • Southampton Utility Knife Modulator
    • Providence Chrono Delay
    • Neunaber Immerse Reverberator Mk II

    Many thanks in advance.
  2. Erik Asma

    Erik Asma

    Jul 20, 2019
    Funny just read a lot on this and swapped it all about a few times. Ending on a non standard sequence.
    First my drive. The Chinese knock off of the tube screamer. Next chorus. Pulled the clone theory for my hartke analog one. That clone makes a ton of noise. And the hartke, cheap and cheerful sits really close soundwise.
    Followed by my EQ pedal. I want my lows back.
    And a compressor at the end. Which has a great sustain function too.
    Totally against common understanding. But it works for me. Better than the conventional order.
    Tried several options.

    Got a noise gate on order. So my clone theory can go back in.
    In short.

    Drive-chorus-EQ-compressor. All I need really.
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  3. Alec Pham

    Alec Pham

    Feb 8, 2020
    Thanks for your input!
    I tried your advise to put Drive & Chorus before EQ & Pre. It is much better.
    Still tweaking!

    > DigiTech Whammy Ricochet (Octave/Pitch Shift)
    > Meris Hedra (3-Voice Rhythmic Pitch-Shifter)
    > Empress Bass Compressor (High-pass filter/Low-cut from 20Hz to 400Hz; Comp; 500Hz cut/2kHz boost selectable-switch)
    > Meris Enzo (Multi-Voice Synthesizer)
    > Earthquaker Devices Spatial Delivery (Envelope Filter)
    > Darkglass Vintage MicroTubes (Drive)
    > Southampton Utility Knife Modulator (Flange/Chorus/Tremolo/Phaser)
    > Source Audio EQ2 (EQ; Tuner)
    > Bassics BPA-01 (Pre; Comp)
    > Providence Chrono Delay
    > Neunaber Immerse Reverberator Mk II
    > Shift Line A+ CabZone X (IR Cab Simulator)
    > Markbass Super Booster (Low-pass filter/High-cut; Boost Lows&Highs around 35Hz&10kHz with Mid-scoop @380Hz; Clean Boost; D.I. out)
    *Zuma/Vodoo Lab Pedal Power
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  4. 220_Hz

    220_Hz Supporting Member

    May 9, 2016
    San Diego
    Typically I would think to run tuner-envelope-synth-drive-EQ-modulation-delay-reverb-preamps-cab sim-compression
    Experiment and see what sounds best to your ears. Signal path is a highly subjective thing! The whammy might be cool after your drive section, also EQ can work well before drives
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  5. crguti


    Feb 14, 2011
    I use and prefer the Ricochet before the Empress. I also eq after my drives.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2020
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