Comp before drive has the benefit of applying compression before the noisy You’ll probably run into two issues though... when a compressor comes after a fuzz it typically amplifies a lot of the hum and noise that a cranked fuzz produces. Bopcat said: For a less fuzz cleaner sound I roll back the volume control on the telecaster. I have a comp after fuzz and before overdrive/distortion. Share Quote. Positioning your octave pedal after the overdrive in this way, will octave the distortion, which is not useful tonally and is not a sound desired by most guitar players. May 6, 2015 #17. Real Soon. What is compressor, what is overdrive? Some fuzz pedals especially don't want to see a low impedance/buffered input so a comp before a fuzz might not work out well. This combination brings out that wild mercury sound quite nicely. Another one that's practically set in concrete is to put the compressor before any overdrive, distortion, or fuzz pedal. Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by shawshank72, Aug 11, 2015. So id say a good compressor *might* be better after overdrive but before fuzz for my taste Edit: And a high quality Limiter at the end is a good idea if you have real dynamic effects like an envelope filter for example Last edited: May 6, 2015. When I'm getting fuzzy, I tend to prefer no compression before or after. It tends to Overdrive before fuzz = hotter and optionally already distorted signal into fuzz input = more fuzz/distortion and compression. In this article I will explain from more technical point of view by using some oscilloscope screenshots. I don’t know if it matters, but I’m using a Darkglass Hyper Luminal and a Way Huge Swollen Pickle. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Compresser before gives you more gain, fuzz before gives you a compressed fuzz. I saw many of this questions on Internet. Of course this is an extreme example, but the effects are very different and both useful in different situations. 7th March 2012 #10. I want a compressor to enhance my clean sound and have a more consistent volume overall. Gear Addict . Just some things to look out for! put it before. But I'm trying to test the waters a little. Supporting Members list unlimited gear with no listing fees in the Classifieds, get instant Keyword Alerts, and get Free Shipping at the TalkBass Store. Should the setup be Bass-distortion-compressor-amp Bass-compressor-distortion-amp Or is it a matter of preference? For a really nice tangy guitar- Rick 12 string or such- janglebox before amp and then a nice leveler after. Should run it where it sounds good to you. Gold Supporters see zero ads! If you compress before the amp you even out the level going to the amp and therefore you will find a long smooth note which is distorted all the way. Thank you for your support! Or not! So id say a good compressor *might* be better after overdrive but before fuzz for my taste Edit: And a high quality Limiter at the end is a good idea if … Fuzz compresses your tone as is. I use the guitar's volume all the time, so for me, fuzz comes first, then a compressor, modultation, etc. Never been a pedal guy, mostly plug and play. Aug 11, 2015 #1. shawshank72. Fuzz/Distortion Where to put it: Before delays and modulations, after drives and pitch shifters. Im awaiting a new Visual Sound Route 66 compressor/TS808 pedal, and I was curious whether my fuzz should come before it or after it. Before. If you run it after it will squash the distortion and will just be a lo-fi hum. Use the compressor to clean up the sound then distort it again. TalkBass utilizes technology from Skimlinks that may give us a small affiliate commission on purchases made via links on our site. There is no correct answer for this, and many videos and forums explain the difference with excellent demos. If the compressor is first (and depending on how you dial it in) you may lose some string attack, which can take the “bite” out of a fuzz tone and make it more like a buzzy synthesizer sound. Aug 15, 2013 Atlanta, GA. Cheers! 1176 flavored works nicely. Should compressor go before overdrive, or after overdrive? Running a comp after a lot of dirt (or other pedals) can introduce a lot more noise than having it early Mar 22, 2009 Canada. A compressor or any other effect before fuzz will cancel the "clean-up" you get by rolling-off the guitar volume. If the compressor is first (and depending on how you dial it in) you may lose some string attack, which can take the “bite” out of a fuzz tone and make it more like a buzzy synthesizer sound. Overdrive before fuzz = hotter and optionally already distorted signal into fuzz input = more fuzz/distortion and compression. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. 2 years ago. Just something to think about. Can I damage my cab by playing too loud too low. The one fuzz pedal Im concerned about is my MJM London germanium. Whatever! This can sound too squashed or fuzzed out if overdone, but if overdrive gain is low then it works more like For Sale: Bass Guitar Strings and Accessories, The TB Bazaar: Gear For Sale from our Sponsors, For Sale: Double Bass Amps, Strings & Accessories, Wanted: Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories, Wanted: Double Basses, Amps & Accessories, (You must log in or sign up to reply here.). Compressor before or after fuzz/distortion Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by shawshank72, Aug 11, 2015. Essentially, distortion, overdrive, and fuzz will ‘color’ and ‘mask’ the notes being sent into your octave pedal. Compressed or clipped signals can make the perceived volume of the guitar greater; given that delays and reverb work by creating copies of the signal, placing distortion after them can result in volume jumps or muddy tones. Robert Sands. Try it both ways, but understand that if you run the compressor after fuzz, the compressor is going to amplify all of the ground hum from the fuzz. Compressor can work either before or after, depending on the rest of your rig and what you prefer. You’ll probably run into two issues though... when a compressor comes after a fuzz it typically amplifies a lot of the hum and noise that a cranked fuzz produces.

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