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(@ibanezplayer86)
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hey,

this is a general question,as to what people beleive is the 'best' way to link pedals... im using the usual daisychain style (ie. not looped)... my current effects are: Dunlop Crybaby, Boss SD1, Digitech Hyper Phase, Boss DD6... any suggestions as to how i should link these (in what order) to obtain the most 'real' sound???... :s

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(@moonrider)
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It varies, Here's some reading for you:

http://www.geofex.com/

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(@steve-0)
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I think this would be a good start:

Guitar - Wah-wah - Distortion pedals - Phase and Delay pedals- Amp.

If your amplifier has an effects loop then you can even put the phase through there. I personally like having the wah-wah before distortion but some players have distortion before wah-wah.

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(@dogbite)
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Steve-o has it right.

alway place the tone effects first and the time effects last.
tone effects are, overdrive, distortion, wah, chorus.
time effects are delay.

I throw in a volume pedal in my chain, because I like my guitar turned full on.
that way I have the biggest signal going into my stomp box. and that is my overdrive.
I then use the volume pedal to boost things when I need to lead or add expression.

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(@wes-inman)
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Here is a great site that goes into detail and gives recommendations of effect order and tells why.

http://users.chariot.net.au/~gmarts/fx-order.htm

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(@oenyaw)
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I go from a small pre-mixer (allows control of volume so that nothing overtakes everything else) to distortion - modulation modeler (combination of phase/flange/rotary/tremolo/chorus/pitch shift/ring modulator - VOLUME PEDAL (very important to me, keeps unwanted sounds from getting into loops/processors) - loop modeler (delays/loops/echos) - reverb/effects processor - amp or recording device.

If you're just playing straight ahead music, I would suggest distortion first, then what ever else you want. Distorting the guitar, and then effecting that (wah/chorus/flange/phaser) sounds much better than distorting sounds that are effected.

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(@ibanezplayer86)
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thanks, very helpful.


   
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(@clazon)
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I think this would be a good start:

Guitar - Wah-wah - Distortion pedals - Phase and Delay pedals- Amp.

I'd agree with the above, but I feel it necessary to mention there is a bit of debate over where to place the wah with respect to the distortion. If you want it a bit cleaner, then put the distortion infront of the wah. Personally I prefer it the other way around for a more messy, more unpredictable sound.

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(@ibanezplayer86)
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hey,

yeah after a bit of debate the overdive goes after the wah - (for me!) haha... what are peoples thoughts on having phaser AFTER delay - this means the tone of the delayed notes is altered by the phaser also, i like it - very incubus-esque...


   
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