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post Mar 8 2008, 02:29 PM
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Hi

I have a 535Q crybaby and I was wondering where to put it. Should it be like this?:

Amplifier -> Wah pedal -> Distortion pedal -> Guitar

Or this?:

Amplifier -> Distortion pedal -> Wah pedal -> Guitar

I experimented a bit with the 2 setups. If I put the wah before the distortion it seems to give a more powerful effect. But when I use it the other way around I get a very cool effect but only with my boss overdrive, not with my boss metal zone. Using my metal zone I get an effect in the low frets but not in the higher ones.

Is there something wrong with my gear perhaps?

What order do you use your gear in?

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post Mar 8 2008, 02:35 PM
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It's supposed to be wah first in line to every pedal because it distorts your sound a little bit and will make your sound muddy when you put it after the overdrive. But that's just the general opinion, put it where you like the sound most.


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post Mar 8 2008, 03:02 PM
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General rule is that wah goes first after the guitar..wink.gif


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post Mar 8 2008, 03:06 PM
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Wah as an effect has a function of pre EQ,
so yeah,most common option is to have it before distortion,amp section etc.
But you can try different order as well,see what will happen. smile.gif


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One example:
guitar->wah->dist->preamp->delay->flager->chorus->poweramp

General rule is - if it sounds good it sounds good.


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post Mar 8 2008, 03:13 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Mar 8 2008, 03:11 PM) *
General rule is - if it sounds good it sounds good.


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i think it must be at the first


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post Mar 8 2008, 11:42 PM
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When i had my Crybaby i had it first in line after the guitar, which gave the best results.


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post Mar 9 2008, 04:17 AM
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The best control is achieved when wah is the first in line, but I got some very interesting results putting it after distortion pedal too. Experiment wink.gif


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