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    I had to search awhile to find the "Pedal Order" thread.......so my board has always been set-up using Serious Poo's Pedal chain from the Archive room.
    But i do have one question.......my Snow White Auto Wah...... where should it go? Its not really a Wah pedal in the sense that Serious Poo was mentioning.
    So exactly what class does it fall under, and where should it go using the following chain from Poo?

    Guitar > Compressor > Wah > EQ > Clean Boost > Overdrive > Distortion > Fuzz > Noise Gate > Volume Pedal > Flanger > Chorus > Phaser > Short Delay > Long Delay > Reverb > Tremelo > EQ (if still needed) > Clean Boost (on a very modest setting) > Amp.

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    Hi, I would like to chime in, almost such as to hijack this thread, to talk about the signal chain.

    But, I decided not and let it go.

    I am currently playing through my Line6 Pod-XT live (shrug, I'm still in the 2000's and haven't moved up into 2010's -- and now we're almost into the 2020's, but now I digress), which has a predefined [virtual] pedal-chain. -- OK, I am also playing through a headphone amp (which has no pedal chain, chuckle).

    I would like to talk about my pedal selection / chain order, which is rather conservative, but I'm wondering if I should start a brand new thread or if there is one on BAM (well, VR) that already exists and is somewhat collecting dust and needs to be resurrected?

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    Fire away Zonk.........knowledge is liberating!!!!

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    Hi, this is the setup that I used in my YouTube offering from May 2018:

    I mic'd the AMP through a Sure SM50 into an XLR interface (I used a Boss RC-50, which I hate!), recorded through Sound Blaster at 96K and then reduced and transformed as needed to produce a dot.mp4.

    The AMP is a 1964 (or maybe 1965 - I have to open it up and check date stamps) Sears Silvertone 1482 1-by-12. I had VVT Amps in Waldorf, MD give it an overhaul, including a speaker upgrade. This AMP comes with a built-in tube tremolo circuit, and I outfitted a footswitch to engage/disengage the tremolo circuit. My settings for the tremolo circuit are mild / subtle (not pronounced).

    My pedal board is an SKB PS-25. It's somewhat dated, but it is carry friendly like a backpack (kind of). Without further ado...

    Guitar > tuner (this is not itemized in the "Poo" chain, but it's likely understood / implied) > Danelectro Fab Tone (gain) > arion chorus (used in mono mode) > Danelectro corned beef reverb (marginal / mild / subtle setting) > Boss CS-3 (especially for clean tones) > Decimator Noise Reducer > Aphex XCiter (plus "big bottom") > AMP

    Outside of the tuner, the back four pedals are geared to EQ and tonal shaping.

    As for reverb, I don't want much here as engineering would postulate that reverb should be managed "post processing". I did not do any post processing, other than fade-in/fade-out.

    You can't buy the Danelectro Fab Tone anymore (well, new that is, as far as I know). It's kind of an analog(ish) gain-amp-model of sorts. It is not subtle!

    The Boss CS-3 is, as George Costanza might say, "fabulous". I tend to not combine it with the Danelectro Fab Tone (too much over the top). But for clean tones, it really adds a touch of spank/twang/attack.

    The best thing about the Decimator NR is that it's just one knob.

    The Aphex XCiter / Big Bottom was quite expensive and it's a very good EQ boost of sorts.

    If anything, I would replace the "Corned Beef" reverb with something more usable.

    Lastly, the Sears Silvertone AMP is a "dark" amp. So, I use the Aphex CXiter to pump up some brightness (as well as add some "thump" on the low end).

    Well, I consider my set up to be rather "conservative". Not much in the way of effects and a decent arrangement geared to EQ and tonal shaping (probably as it should be).

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    My latest acquisition is an Orange Crush 12W (one-by-six-inch speaker). This is a solid state amp. I think my pedal chain, as described above, should push that amp really well. As for the headphone/out, with the 4-x-12 CabSim -- the low end is too much fuzzy/breaking-up (in my opinion, not really usable). As such, I only play it through the speaker.

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