Boys & Girls – welcome back. Here you will find some useful info that you can print out for your reference … all in regards to ‘The proper way to order the guitar pedals & stomp boxes on your pedalboard’.
Beginning of Chain
Guitar -> Wah-> Compressor ->Overdrive
Overdrive into (A) front end of ‘clean’ amp for light overdrive.
Overdrive into (B) front end of a ‘distorted’ amp for searing leads.
Overdrive into (C) a ‘distortion’ pedal for searing leads.
This is what is typically found IN FRONT OF the amp (going into the INPUT of the amp).
Modulation & Time Based Effects
Modulation (Chorus, Flange, Phaser) and Time Based Effects (Reverb, Delay) typically come AFTER everthing above.
They can look like this :
On the pedalboard :
Guitar-> Wah-> Compressor-> Overdrive-> Chorus-> Delay-> Reverb
Or, can be in the Effects Loop of your amp :
FX SEND -> Chorus, Delay, Reverb -> FX RETURN
So, in an effects loop … it looks like this :
Guitar-> Wah-> Compressor-> Overdrive-> Amps preamp-> Chorus, Delay, Reverb-> Amps poweramp
Hopefully that helps everyone out!
Now – for the fun stuff :
More Pics for your viewing pleasure
Other Pedalboard References
In regards to Pedal Cases … Road Runner makes a killer gigbag / unpowered pedalboard for $19.99. If you need pedal ‘storage’, I highly recommend those bags.
The cases you see in this picture are CNB Pedal Board hard-shell cases. Great storage for pedals.
For Pedal Power : I highly recommend the Visual Sound 1-Spot or the VooDoo Lab Pedal Power (I own both of them).
On a budget? Check out this cross-reference chart of some of the greatest pedals made … http://thetoneking.com/wp/?p=419
I will leave you off with this goodie … A pic of my #1 - TTK JR. guarding the goodies
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