Originally Posted by guitarman54321
hey guys i joined this forum for this question.
i just sold my digitech rp500 to go analog, at least mostly. i have in the following order
my boss compressor
my mxr eq
my morley wah,volume
ibanez ts9 tube scremeamer
then into my mesa dual rectifier preamp
then my fx loop send
to ibanez cs9 chorus
to ibanez fl9 flanger
to mxr phaser
to mxr delay
to behringer digital reverb
out to my marshalll 2x12 cab
my question is would anybody change the order if so why. i had the eq after my tubescreamer that didnt work to well. also if i add a tuner should i get an ab y swtich to route the tuner sepratley. cuz my behringer tunes compresses the signal so i cant use it while playing, im strictly studio recording musician no gigs. tnax for your time and help in advance
Welcome to this place,
If your tuner changes the signal, then yeah - A/B it out when not in use, so it won't impact your desired sound unintentionally.
As far as the order of your FX - I know there are some real purists on this topic, but my approach is very simple. I like to place the units in order of their transparency to my naked signal. In other words, I put the quietest unit first, then so on as the noise level increases. This is so I don't amplify any undesirable noise (that is inherent in the fx box itself) any more than necessary. This usually results in compression, distortion, boosters, etc ... coming last in the chain.
You should also pay attention to the impedance loading of some boxes. There can be mismatches depending on what order you choose, which will affect the overall result. Sure, they're all guitar pedals and should be completely compatible. But just as with software, some designers & manufacturers build high quality products, some not so good. So although guidelines are useful, R&D is essential to determine the specific results that you are searching for.