August 24th, 2011, 12:09 PM
Hello folks,this site is great!I've learned so much from you good people at tdpri,thanks!I've been running the same 4 stompboxes for quite a while now playing mainly country and blues.Ive recently started playing with guys playing edgier stuff so I bought a few more to give me more options.Ive had a few multieffects units and didnt think they were user friendly for me.My problem is Im not sure where in the chain these new pedals belong.It seems to say somthing different everywhere I've looked.Ive read that fuzz should be first after your guitar,does that mean before the tuner?Anyhow,heres what I have and what Ive added~Mim strat w/texas specials~Boss tu2~Boss cs2~Fulltone fulldrive2 mosfet~V2 h20~Fender 2x12 deville.Thats been my rig,now I own a Mxr classic 108 fuzz,a Mxr phase 100 and a Fulltone mini deja vibe.In what order should I place all of these boxes?Any help is greatly appreciated,sorry its so long winded,and thanks in advance.
August 24th, 2011, 12:32 PM
I personally would go guitar - tuner .. then your fulldrive2 ( or any base drive if you use one) from there add your fuzz......*FROM There* - cs2 - V2H20 nearest the amp.
I'm no expert but you want your chorus and delays nearest the amp and your compressors, drives, fuzz nearest the guitar...as they work best when they see a cleaner signal..
August 24th, 2011, 01:06 PM
Unless your fuzz uses old Germanium transistors you should be fine putting the fuzz after your tuner, the Germanium ones like to see the direct signal and can get kinda shrill sounding after other effects. If I was you I would go Tuner, Compresor, NOW a lot of people like to put their VIBE pedals before OD's so try that and see what you like, you can also do the same with your Phase and see if you like it better before or after your OD's and Fuzz. Then the Fulldrive, and Fuzz pedal will come next and the H20 LAST... If it was my chain I think I would have it like this....
Tuner, Compressor, Vibe, Fulldrive2, Fuzz, Phase 100, H20.........
August 25th, 2011, 01:32 PM
Thanks guys,I tried a bunch of combos,the fuzz is silicone.I did like the the vibe before the drive and the fuzz sounds pretty consistant where ever I place it.I ended up adopting Suicidekings advice,thanks friend!Ill have to tweak some things when I meet with the guys next im sure.These are definetly cool new toys.I should have had this fuzz all along,I get some angry Billy Gibbons tones with my tele and this box
August 25th, 2011, 01:52 PM
I usually think about how to get "traditional sounds" out of my gear so, for example, I would think "Jimi used to run his fuzz-face into an overdriven Marshall stack, so I'll put my fuzz before my overdrive", or "reverb and tremolo were usually built into amps back in the day, so I'll put those last", or "roto-vibe simulates a rotary speaker, and reverb simulates a performance hall, so I'll put roto and then reverb last."
P.S. My preference would probably be: tuner, compressor, phase, fuzz, od, vibe/chorus, echo.
August 25th, 2011, 02:14 PM
Unless you've found a pattern that you're happy with already, try this :
-The basic pattern is "Low gain >> high gain >> fuzz"
tuner > compressor > low gain o/d > high gain o/d > dist > fuzz >> modulation section [with delay right at the end]
The way I did mine was unplug everything, then run two together at once [and I did this with all of them] to see which order of pedals made the least noise.
August 25th, 2011, 04:00 PM
I'll try those combos also.Thanks so much fellas for all the input.It gives me some other option ideas to try with the live band.Maple drums are loud,then I can see how these options translate best into the mix and dial in my tones at high volumes,thats the real test,thanks