Optimal bass pedal path/sequence (Rule-of-Thumb)

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by Rodrigo EV, Jul 1, 2023.

  1. Rodrigo EV

    Rodrigo EV New Member

    I've read, watched many videos, and tested many different options to get an optimal bass pedal path/sequence (a.k.a. Rule-of-Thumb), and I've come up with this suggestion:
    1. Bass
    2. Tuner
    3. Compression
    4. Wah, Envelope, Low/High-pass Filters
    5. Octaves
    6. Fuzz, Distortion, Overdrive
    7. Noise Suppressor/Reduction
    8. EQ
    9. Pitch shifter/whammy
    10. Modulation: Phaser, Chorus, Flanger, Tremolos
    11. Volume/Noise gates/Limiters/Levels
    12. Delay, Reverb, Echo
    13. Pre-Amplifier/DI (of course, this can also go before Compression)
    14. Amplifier
    15. Cabinet
    16. PA

    Of course, for every single one of us, there is an optimal setup, but if you are starting with this new exciting pedal and effects world, this is a nice start ;)

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