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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Pedal sequence

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Feb 27th, 2012 06:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This is probably a stupid question, but...

I just got my first compression pedal, and I'm a little baffled as to where in line it goes. I use a distortion pedal, and echo pedal as well. Would the compression go before the distortion?

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Feb 27th, 2012 06:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes.




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Feb 27th, 2012 06:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Affirmative.

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Feb 27th, 2012 07:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

THe *normal* order is

Wah
Time-based effects (chorus, delay, phase. flange)
Compression
Distortion


But ya gotta use what works for YOU and YOUR pedals.



Gene O.
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Feb 27th, 2012 07:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was trying to think it through logically, which, in my mind, put the compression before the distortion, but I wasn't quite sure. However, I would have thought the time-based effects would go at the end.

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Feb 27th, 2012 07:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I put the time-based effects at the end of the chain.

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Feb 27th, 2012 08:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You'll get good results if you follow the "comp before dist" rule of thumb, but you'll get the BEST results if you play around with the order and see what works best with YOUR gear and YOUR ears. And don't be afraid to play around with amp and pedal settings.

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Feb 28th, 2012 06:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For the 3 pedals you mention, I'd start with Compression -> Distortion -> Delay.

But as others have said, different pedals react differently when combined. You may find that a different order works best with the specific pedals you have.

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Feb 28th, 2012 06:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If your amp has an effects loop you may want to put the time-based effects there.

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Feb 28th, 2012 08:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"For the 3 pedals you mention, I'd start with Compression -> Distortion -> Delay"

That's what I would have assumed, but I guess I should play around with other combinations too.

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