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Effects chain question

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by milospilo, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. milospilo

    milospilo TDPRI Member

    75
    Aug 5, 2003
    Kent, UK
    I'm having a little trouble sorting my (few) live effects in to the best order for onstage use.

    I used to only use my durham Sexdrive for solo boosts but have now added my old RAT and TubeScreamer to the mix. I'm also thinking of shoving my E/H Tremelo in as well. They all have to go in the front end as I have no effects loop in either my Tiny Terror or my JCM800.

    I know that the Sexdrive in NOT true bypass but I don't know about the others. I seem to lose the volume boost on the Sexdrive when used with the others.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

    Feb 12, 2011
    Around
    Boost-->OD1-->od2-->tremolo/chorus/delay---->amp
    just imho
     
  3. Joely

    Joely Tele-Meister

    333
    Feb 9, 2011
    Watford UK
    I have the set up. Hiwatt with no loop:-

    True Bypass wah, boost, timmy, Maxon OD delays... if i move the boost any where else it sounds pants..
     
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  5. Teleworshipkid

    Teleworshipkid Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    20
    Mar 20, 2011
    Newport Beach, CA
    Guitar--> Sex --> TS --> RAT --> Trem --> Amp
     
  6. Tim Bowen

    Tim Bowen Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    55
    Mar 17, 2003
    Atlanta/Rome, Georgia, US
    Of course rigs are personal and you want to experiment with pedal placement and all that... however, for a pure volume boost, my experience has been that the dedicated boost circuit best functions as the last gainer in line, closest to the amp. Placing a boost in front of something like a RAT pedal with a fair amount of gain is more likely to promote additional compression and saturation than a volume-boosted version of RAT tone. Not as big a deal with a high wattage amp with headroom to spare, but definitely a thing with smaller amps that are already compressing a bit.
     
  7. milospilo

    milospilo TDPRI Member

    75
    Aug 5, 2003
    Kent, UK
    Thanks for the replies. I have a ton of gigs over this bank-holiday weekend so I shall try 'em all out.
    Cheers!
     
  8. mitch_m

    mitch_m Tele-Holic

    679
    May 25, 2011
    San Antonio, Texas
    This is what I would do.
     
  9. middy

    middy Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    46
    Apr 28, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    I agree. A "clean boost" should come after your dirt pedals, not before, unless you want to use it as more of a gain boost for your dirt. In fact, I put mine dead last in the chain so as not to clip any signal in my time-based effects.
     
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