Pedal collection I'm happy with. Critique my chain.

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  1. Switchy

    Switchy Tele-Meister

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    I've bought and sold a few pedals, and this is what I feel like keeping. :)

    I've ordered them in a chain that makes the most sense to me, mostly with compression first, and reverb last. Drive and fuzz closest to the beginning.
    Let me know if you recommend any changes. I know mostly it is by personal preference, but maybe there is a legit reason for changing the order some.

    ***I feel like the Vibe should be switched with the Chorus?

    In order by first to last:

    >>Guitar In
    Compression CS-3
    Big Muff
    Joyo drive
    Digitech Ventura vibe/rotary speaker
    Chorus CE-5
    Delay DD-3
    Sonicake Auto Wah
    Oceans 11
    >>Out to amp

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    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I personally prefer a wah before any modulation, but not for any reason other than personal preference. I also use a "normal" wah that you have to keep your foot on to use, so it makes sense to have it in the row closest to me.

    Also, my Fuzz Factory doesn't like having any buffers (like, I believe, in your compressor) before it in the chain. No idea if your Muff is the same in that respect.

    Anyway, you're the only one who has to be happy with it, and it's easy enough to switch things up and experiment.
     
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    I would put the Vibe and the Auto Wah before dirt.
    I would also put the Joyo UD before the Muff to tighten the Muff up a bit.
    Nothing like a tight Muff, right?
     
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    The EHX Big Muff is relatively quiet (for a fuzz) and it seems to be OK after the compression. I had all my fuzz first in the chain before, but I watched a few videos saying that compression actually improves the overall sound. So I did switch and put drives/gain after compression. Seems to work.
     
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    I agree with the three above. Those are the areas to experiment with IMO.
     
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    Overdrive before Muff certainly makes sense now that you mentioned it.
     
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    Auto wah is touch sensitive
    I'd run that first
    A buffer, even in a bypassed device, would alter the auto wah trigger response
     
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    That seems to be the general consensus up to this point.
     
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    While I agree with the auto-wah comments (I put my first for best sensitivity), after seeing this picture I think I'm going to play around with mine coming after the delay pedal. That could possibly pretty cool where the initial note has a hard attack getting the filter to open and then the repeats having softer attack as the filter closes down.
     
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    As said before, I also would have my auto wag/ EF first then vibe and then my dirt.
    You can experiment with the comp but I like mine after an envelope filter.
     
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    Trust me, your tastes will change. You will want to try other types of drives, other types of modulation, etc. Or, you will decide to upgrade something. We all do it. But for right here and now, if these pedals inspire you, great! Enjoy. I think you chose well, except for the one required pedal... a tuner.
     
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    This particular vibe is a digital effect, so it might interact a little differently with drive than an analog univibe.
     
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    The UD into the Muff might be a good stacked sound. The Muff into the UD is probably less useful, maybe let you have more gain at lower volumes for home use.
     
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    For fun I stacked a cheaper Caline Fuzzy Bear into the Muff..... the fuzz was AMAZING! But maybe a little over the top. I will play around with the UD >>> Muff and check it out.
     
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    UD & Big Muff: I just tried them, didn't care for them stacked in either order. Too much bass in both. A more midrange focused pedal into either one would be better than those two together.

    Although Muff into UD (with gain set low) sounded better than just UD alone with gain set high.
     
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    Made some changes per suggestions. I guessed on the Ventury Vibe position, but it's similar to reverb right?

    1st >>>auto wah
    compression
    drive
    fuzz
    chorus
    delay
    vibe
    reverb >>> Last to amp

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    I would switch the vibe and the delay, just because I think I'd get more use out of the "vibed" tone being repeated (it could sound cool, since the dry signal and the delays would be at different points in the vibe's up-and-down) than vice versa. But that's subject to your preference, and if you're not likely to use both pedals at once then it's a moot point.

    I also typically prefer placing my wah after my dirt pedals, though that's even more subjective (and, I believe, mine is the minority opinion). No idea how yours being an auto wah would change that, if at all.
     
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    I think wah can work both before and after dirt/modulation, although each way has a different effect on the tone of course. I happen to have a couple of old wah pedals and do just that!

    Agree with @SixStringSlinger about placement of vibe after delay. In general I like having the delay after dirt/modulation.

    Have fun experimenting!
     
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    I see that Joyo Ultimate drive more and more I feel like...guess I'll have to try one out.
     
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    I found it on eBay for $17.00 NEW. I think it's still available. It's quite well built, looks quality and supposedly a OCD clone. For an OD it's quite quiet.
    You have to dig, but it's $17.00 from the main vendor in the USA. Here is my original purchase link, says $16.94?????

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148343&icep_item=254291917699
     
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