Confirming Pedalboard Sequence

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  1. Bergy

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    Hey there ya’ll. Just swapped out some pedals on my board and wanted to make sure I was thinking correctly in ordering them. Going from Right to Left:

    Wah - Buffer/Clean Boost - Timmy Overdrive - Boss Tremolo - Vapor Trail Delay - MXR 10 band EQ

    Does that seem right?
     
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    If everything works together to make the sounds you want, then it's right.

    Just because someone else might want them in another order, doesn't make it a better idea.
     
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    The board is on the bottom, and the pedals on top - pedalboard sequence confirmed!
     
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    Hmm, good point. I reckon there might be more than 1 right answer. It’s gonna be a slight PITA if I have to redo more solderless cables and/or cut zip ties off. I might just hafta fire it up as-is with patch cables and see how it goes!
     
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    My thoughts - it's pretty close to how I'd probably use it.

    - boost is either going to push the OD harder where it is, or put it last to push the amp harder.

    - delay and trem are in the right order in my opinion - trem after delay can cause a repeat to vanish when it lands right in the bottom of the tremolo cycle, and that can sound odd

    - the EQ could be put in front of the OD to give you two different overdrive styles - you could set up the OD with a fairly neutral tone, and then with the EQ in front, you'd be able to switch to a mid-humped (good for lead) or scooped EQ curve. An EQ pedal could also be used as a clean boost, typically, if you put it there and wanted to drive the OD harder. Depends on whether you want to sculpt the total sound, or just the OD tone.
     
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    Great stuff! Thank you. I gotta keep the boost where it is cuz it’s also the buffer. After hearing you describe it that way, I wish I could put it last in the chain....but if I keep the EQ there, I could kinda run it like a secondary clean boost, huh? I considered moving that EQ to right in front of the buffer to adjust to humbucker versus single coil guitars a little more quickly and precisely. I imagine it will still do a perfectly fine job of that placed at the end. Sounds like I might have speculated correctly on the tremolo delay order. Sweet!
     
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    Theoretically sounds right if it sounds right. Your OD's are true bypass?
     
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    Yup, Timmy is true-bypass. Gonna spike ‘er where she lie!
     
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    I like Trem last. YMMV
     
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    +1 I'm a huge believer and user of the EQ Pedal. To me there are more advantages having it up front before dirt. Technically, I believe it should be up front behind the Wah, but as others mention, whatever works for you is the best solution.
     
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    Oh man, ya’ll have given me almost too much to think about! I really appreciate it, but I feel like I might just have to do the testing myself. Looks like I may have underestimated the amount of personal preference in programming a board! Those were basically the 2 issues I was most concerned about: EQ pedal placement either at end or after wah, and tremolo before or after delay. I shall suspend thy spiking of the pedals.
     
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    What, no reverb?!

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