Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Nonoyabeezwax, MA
Adding Some New Pedals to the Chain
So, after some experimentation, I finally have a short and sweet pedal chain hooked together that I'm very happy with. From right to left, start to finish it is:
Modtone Wah, Hardwire Overdrive, MXR-Dyna Comp (compression), Hardwire Chorus, and a Hardwire Delay.
Overall I'm very pleased with this setup, however I'd like to add 2 pedals to this chain: a Boss Acoustic Simulator, and a Boss Equalizer. I really love how the acoustic pedal sounds, but it can yield a bit of noise, especially if the treble settings from the amp are already crank before engaging it, since the pedal produces a lot of high-end, and I wanna avoid using a noise gate if I can help it. I also like the options of having an EQ pedal, but primarily, in addition to taking advantage of some of the tone shaping capabilities, I'd really like to use it as a booster, and perhaps a way to balance out my sound.
I would really appreciate any help with where you guys think these pedals should go on my chain. I know it's kinda unfair to ask because a lot of it is subjective, but I'd love to hear the opinions of guys who know more about it than I do. Also, I'm not opposed to moving my compressor pedal; I don't mind it before or after the Overdrive, it's just not a pedal I have engaged all the time. However, I do like to use it in conjunction with other pedals, particularly the chorus pedal, and I like both the sustain it grants me and the woody, almost country sound it can give when the sensitivity knob is past 2 o'clock. I definitely would probably use it with the acoustic sim.
Thanks in advance!