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    Id love some feedback (bad pun, sorry) on the best way to arrange these for clarity and possibly better use of the A/B switch.
    Im not sure that I have these in the best order or if i simply have them in the order that fits in this tiny pedal board case. Currently signal goes:
    Tuner
    Echo
    Chorus
    Reverb (on all the time)
    Blues driver( for boost)
    Gain changer ( for distortion)
    A/B switch for 2 amps (Vox, Peavey or Blackstar)

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    Well, generally I would put the Blues Driver and Gain Changer first in the order, and then put in your Chorus, Echo and Reverb. The A/B switch should go last. Of course, these are only suggestions you might find something you really like in any order!
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    Thanks SAguitar. Seems I'm pretty much backwards as I have it set up. Switching at around tonight. Cheers. Mat


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    Like I said, you might stumble onto something incredible for you and there is no right and wrong in this arena. Still, most players tend to go with overdrives and distortion at the front of the signal chain, and put the effects that add color, like reverb, chorus, delay and others, towards the end of the chain.
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    What Stan said.
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    I'm with Stan also.

    The only thing I might change is the position of the reverb if you are using an amp's onboard reverb instead (i.e. put it after the AB switch for the amp without onboard reverb).

    The other thing to consider is by having all your time based effects in the top row of the pedalboard you can easily plug that chain into an amp's effects loop (leaving the bottom row going straight into the front end of the amp).

    ...And if they don't all fit on your board - get a bigger one! :)
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    I'm with Stan and Graeme on this one. If you have an effects loop, why not put the chorus and reverb there? If you're up for some experimentation (and extra expense, I might add), get two full range powered speakers and run the stereo outputs from the chorus or delay (depending on the order you pick) into the powered speakers placed on either side of the amp, instead of going back to the return. This way you'll get a wet/dry/wet signal, which is an ear-opening experience.

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    These are great suggestions and i will definitely experiment with the effects loop and the switch position as well.
    First im going to need longer patch cables and then, down the line a bigger pedalboard. This one is a softshell Roadrunner that i bought for my son when he was lugging his gear to practice on the bus.


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    FYI, whether you agree with him or not. Its fun to watch anyway!

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    My favorite pedal order is when I call Sweetwater and have them send me some new dirt pedals. Mwuahhhahahahahahahahahaha!
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