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

  1. milospilo

    milospilo TDPRI Member

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    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.
     
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    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Boost-->OD1-->od2-->tremolo/chorus/delay---->amp
    just imho
     
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    Joely Tele-Meister

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    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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    Teleworshipkid Friend of Leo's

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    Guitar--> Sex --> TS --> RAT --> Trem --> Amp
     
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    Tim Bowen Poster Extraordinaire

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    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.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I have a ton of gigs over this bank-holiday weekend so I shall try 'em all out.
    Cheers!
     
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    mitch_m Tele-Holic

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    This is what I would do.
     
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    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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