Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by devnulljp, Oct 2, 2008.
My fuzz (Sun face) has to be first in the chain or else it doesn't sound as good, germanium transistor based fuzz's are real picky that way. I can't even plug my tuner before it.
wah is allways first in my effects chain... usually boost after that then time based stuff then finally my tuner.
I've tried different scenarios but this one allways sounds best to my ears anyways.
I also never put a way in teh effects loop... serial or parrallel does not matter... never.
I do like time based effects in teh loop but to keep things simple i allways put my effects into the front end of the amp.
Guitar -> Wah -> Distortions
Wah before all distortions. Sometimes I put the MXR Boost/Line Driver before the wah, but right now I haven't room for it on the board.
This is totally off topic, but I'm curious why so many people seem to have their tuner at or near the end of their chain. I would think you would want the cleanest sound possible going into your tuner, and throwing it at the end would require switching off every pedal each time you want to tune ... is there an advantage here that I'm not seeing?
Back on topic: I use amp distortion and keep my wah at the front of the chain. I don't use fuzz.
I put My Sunface before the wah but not sure about the pig mine? Maybe after.
I would also add in the thread: Vibe before or after Fuzz?
Hmm, resurrected thread--
but I put a distortion before my Wah (Okay, it's an auto wah--Boss AW-3) and another after it.
That way I can have it either way--distorted wah or wahhed distortion--or both.
One of the nice things about making your own pedals is that it is cheap and easy to have more than one of each thing. So I can have fuzz-wah-fuzz-autowah-fuzz if I want. Or phaser-fuzz-phaser. That lets you set up each in anticipation of whether the filtering is going to come before the distortion-generating point, or after.
Hmm, that makes it more tempting to give making my own pedals a try.
you gotta try it a few different ways to see how it works with your own set up. I used to put my wah at the very front of the chain, but that doesn't work well with my current set up.
or like the slash wah , have an distortion box built into it
probably you have an overdrive ch on your amp anyway
so i say dist before the wah , gives the wah more harmonic content
to work on [ or more even due to the clipping ]
I'm with you. btw I'm using an Ox Fuzz.
Wah first no matter what.
Drive into fuzz or fuzz into drive doesn't matter to me because there's really no way I would use both at the same time.
I'm new here but old with effects, started playing guitar in 1961 and by 1963 I was messing with Treble Boosters that were built by an electronics freak & guitarist that became one of the founders of Electro-Harmonix in NY! Had I only known....
my answer to the question here would be:
do you want to wah your fuzz? or do you want to fuzz your wah? It works both ways, and both ways have interesting results. Whatever you like better. one thing is certain: you will not blow up any of the effects by placing them in any order, so go ahead and experiment, the louder the better.
guitar into wah, into 3 distortions in a row, EQ, NoiseGate, Chorus, Delay, Sonic Maximizer, Holy Stain(for reverb) into amp. I think the type of wah makes a difference on where you should put it. I use an Ibanez Weeping Demon which is very adjustable, so it works everywhere you put it, I just prefer the sound of wah first. FYI, the Weeping Demon is the first wah pedal I have ever owned that lasted longer than 2 weeks in my lineup. The rest were just too limited in their sound to stay for long.
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