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PEDAL CHAIN GUIDELINES FOR CREATING NEW SOUNDS

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Here at MayosMusic, in addition to offering great guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo and autoharp lessons, plus complete luthier services that include guitar, string instrument and amplifier repair/restortions, we are also a great resource service. Furthering our discussion of the “effect pedal chain”, the following are some suggested guidelines for the “pedal chain” set-up, to help the guitarist create and achieve your new sounds.

The following list of “pedal chain” set-ups are indexed by musical styles. Please note the set-up is for the right-handed player who usually prefers the 1st foot pedal on his/her's right side and then connecting each next pedal to the left of the 1st pedal. Here is but a few!!

  1. Good Basic Rock Sound:
    AMP ← Chorus ← Digital delay ← Distortion ← Guitar
  2. To Gain or Boost Any Style:
    AMP ← Digital Delay ← Distortion ← Overdrive or Fuzz ← Guitar
  3. Lead/Solo Switched In:
    AMP ← Digital Delay ← Chorus ← Volume Pedal ← Overdrive ← Compression ← Guitar.
  4. Psychedelic Grunge and Classic Fuzz:
    AMP ← Phaser ← Fuzz ← Wah ← Guitar
  5. Metal:
    AMP ← Noise Gate ← Metal ← Heavy Metal ← Wah ← Guitar
  6. Blues:
    AMP ← Digital Delay ← Chorus ← Overdrive ← Guitar
  7. Electric Acoustic:
    AMP ← Chorus ← Digital Delay ← Equalizer ← Enhancer ← Compression ← Guitar
  8. Any Guitar Tone:
    AMP ← Digital Delay ← Graphic Equalizer ← Overdrive or Distortion or Metal ← Parametric Equalizer ← Guitar
  9. Stereo or Twin Amps:
    AMP ← Digital Delay ← Stereo Chorus ← Guitar
    AMP ← Distortion or Overdrive ← /
  10. Blues Old School:
    AMP ← Digital Delay ← Overdrive#2 ← Overdrive #1 ← Guitar
  11. Whammy Special:
    AMP ← Digital Delay ← Chorus ← Pitch Shifter ← Wah Wah ← Overdrive/ Distortion ← Compression ← Guitar
  12. Lead Doubling:
    AMP#1 ← Digital Pitch ← Overdrive ← Compression ← Guitar
    AMP#2 ← /
  13. Texas Blues:
    AMP ← Digital Delay ← Blues Overdrive ← Compression ← Guitar
  14. Modern Bass:
    AMP ← Bass Chorus ← Bass Equalizer ← Bass Limiter ← Auto Wah ← Bass Guitar
  15. Grunge And Rock Bass:
    AMP ← Bass Chorus ← Bass Overdrive ← Octave ← Bass Guitar
  16. Hard Rock:
    AMP ← Digital Reverb/Delay ← Flanger ← Overdrive/Distortion ← Guitar
  17. Grunge Guitar:
    AMP ← Chorus ← Heavy Distortion ← Guitar
  18. Tremolo:
    AMP ← Phaser ← Tremolo ← Metal Distortion ← Distortion ← Guitar
  19. Max:
    AMP ← Reverb ← Chorus ← Delay ← Volume Pedal ← Compressor/Limiter ← Distortion ← Metal Distortion ← Equalizer ← Modulation ← Noise Supressor ← Octave ← Guitar
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Providing Guitar, Electric Bass & Ukulele lessons and Guitar/Amp Repair in the Greater Phoenix Valley area of Arizona including Maricopa County and The Salt River Valley.

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