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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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Signal Chain.....

How would you guys recommend hooking up the following...
rocktron reaction tuner
rocktron reaction chorus
vox time machine delay
vox ice 9 overdrive
keeley modded Boss DS-1
MXR Fullbore metal
Zakk Wylde wah

Here's what I'm thinking....

Guitar into tuner to Ice 9 to DS-1 to MXR Metal To Wah then out to amp

Fx loop to delay to chorus then back to amp

Is this the best way to do it so if I'm say using the ds-1, then by hitting the ice 9 it should drive it a little harder, or... Do I have them in the wrong order?

Most of the time I think I will use my amps gain channels and maybe hit the ice 9 as a boost....

Does anyone here use a ds-1 or MXR metal on top of their amps gain channel...or know anyone who does?... Or are they better as stand alone gain pedals..... Cheers for the help.....
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 08:40 AM
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Re: Signal Chain.....

I always have the tuner last..(closest to amp) when you turn it on it cuts any hum from the other pedals getting to the amp while your tuning up.
As for the others is a case of what you like... metal pedal before a chorus makes the metal sound more chorusie....or the other way around makes the metal sound more and the chorus less noticable. One pedal does what ever its doing to the next sound.
In this case try just two or three pedals at a time and build up your chain.
Hope this helps, P.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 08:43 AM
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Re: Signal Chain.....

Oh...I use a Metal Zone Boss pedal as it has excellent EQ..really low end into a valve amp with a little valve gain...I blend to two to get the right amount of compressed pedal sound mixed with the open grit of the valve amp...its a good way to get your own sound.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 10:16 AM
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Re: Signal Chain.....

I always put the wah before the distortion to get a more screaming effect.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 10:38 AM
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Re: Signal Chain.....

There's no right or wrong way of doing things. You have to experiment to see how it sounds better to you. But generally speaking you'll probably arrive on something like this:

Guitar > Tuner > Wah > Ice 9 > DS-1 > Fullbore Metal > Amp

And for the rest:

Fx Loop > Delay > Chorus > Amp
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