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What's The Best Pedal Order For My Signal Chain???

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Jay Terrien, Dec 7, 2005.


  1. I am trying to redesign my pedalboard configuration/signal chain.

    I am currently using the following pedals and I would like some suggestions as to what the best possible (hiss free, no feedback, clean, non-bitchy/buzzy) signal chain would be:

    **Morley A/B Switch for active basses, a Status fretless 6 and a Parker fretted 5**
    **Ernie Ball Active Volume Pedal OR a Morley Steve Via Alligator**

    1.) Peterson VS-S StroboStomp Tuner/DI
    2.) MXR M-80 Bass DI+
    3.) DOD Bass Flanger
    4.) Digitech BP8 Multi-Effects
    5.) Boomerang Phrase Sampler
    6.) Epifani UL-502
    7.) Digidesign Pro Tools 002 (or in speakers, depending on whether I am in a live or studio situation)
    8.) Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus PSU

    I would appreciate any feedback from any of your pedalboard gurus, something that takes advantage of my effects loops, true bypass, and DI!!! :)

    Cheers,

    Jay
     
  2. Lastly, is it just me or are Monster Cables CRAP?
     
  3. Bassin' 'Round

    Bassin' 'Round Banned

    Apr 30, 2005
    No, not you. Yes, crap.

    Check out www.BayouCables.com

    No better cables available. Very reasonable prices. Butch is great to deal with. And he's PROMPT with orders.
     
  4. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA

    or, get some Canare cable, and Neutrik connectors and make them yourself :)
     
  5. +1
    i did this and i have been very happy with my cables for years. look up markertek, thats where i got mine.

    as far as suggestions for your signal chain, if youre in the studio only have plugged in what youre using. The rest of the time, listen to how your pedals interact. a distortion before a wah sounds VERY different than when its behind. Learn the ins and outs of your effects and arrange them in an order that most suits the sounds your going for. Obvious things: put your tuner first, and put your looper close to the end so itll loop your effected signal. I like to run my volume pedal very early in the chain, but its because of some things i do with my distortions, not any hard and fast rule.

    heres my signal chain (when using effects)
    bass->tuner->volume->overdrive->dist->wah->dist->chorus->flange->delay->reverb->amp
     
  6. Cool, good advice. :)

     
  7. holy crap, i didnt even look at who had posted, Im a big fan of your music Jay. You probably knew all about what i had posted already... thanks for humoring me though :D. Your music rules and your pics disturb me. Your album is on the list of things to buy right after Seth Horans Conduit and Gary Willis' No Sweat. :cool:
     
  8. OrionManMatt

    OrionManMatt

    Feb 17, 2004
    Houston
    Generally, I've always found that you run rackmount effects in the FX loop and pedals before the amp input since most effects pedals are not designed to handle the high input from an FX loop. The reason for this is because most pedal effects run off 9v and don't have the headroom. If you still want to do this, this only effects I would run through the loop would be the time-based effects, so that they are after the gain stage.

    Personally, I'd try a few different orders. Maybe this:

    1.) Peterson VS-S StroboStomp Tuner/DI
    2.) MXR M-80 Bass DI+
    3.) Volume pedal
    4.) Digitech BP8 Multi-Effects
    5.) Boomerang Phrase Sampler
    6.) DOD Bass Flanger
    7.) Epifani UL-502
    8.) Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus PSU
    9.) Digidesign Pro Tools 002 (or in speakers, depending on whether I am in a live or studio situation)
     
  9. No way? A fan? I thought that the Grammy pix surely would prevent such a thing!!! FEAR THE DOLLS!! There's a special treat in the record for everyone......ghastly stuff for sure.

    Dude, you rule! Here's your prize for helping out:
    http://grasstain.com/images/Winter_NAMM_2005/Jay Terrien and Jasmin St. Claire.JPG

    Gagging.....It's like Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. That's why she's GENIUS.....