On my pedalboard, I usually have the Compressor first in the chain. But for ergonomic reasons and space, I tried swapping the Wah Wah into the #1 spot, before the compressor... It works okay, but I'm not sure which sound I like better. Noise doesn't seem to be too much of an issue at practice volume, but it could be at a gig... Those of you that use Wah Wah and Compressor on your boards, what order do you arrange them? thanks a bunch, -Dan PS We are talking Budda Bud-Wah and Boss CS-3 Compressor.