beautiful! You know how I feel about your rig and tone.
Anyway, I am intrigued by the order of effects in your loop chain and was wondering if you would expand on your reasoning for their placement.
Most notably, seeing the octave so far down in the chain (conventional wisdom usually places it 1st or near the top, no?). Do you use the Qtron and Octave together much? (eg. Stranger) I can only get the "sound" by putting the octave in front of the Q-tron (actually I use an Ibanez AF-9)...Also I find it interesting on the phaser placement so early in the chain. Again, C.W. puts a phase type effect near the end, but before the delays. Thoughts/reasons for that placement?
I am just really curious, because you really nail the tones and you can't argue with the results. I was wondering the logic and testing that went into your effect order determinations.
Also, you mention that you use the GE7 "flat" to give a boost to your "non-looped" signal. Am I to assume then that there is a fairly significant difference between your output signal in-loop and then out of loop? Is the In-loop signal hotter?
On just a simple assumption you would think out of loop would be hotter just because it is not being routed to a bunch of stomps.
On my setup (I have a CAE CB-1 buffer) the loop and non-loop outputs are practically identical.
Just as a reference point for this discussion here is my chain order:
OC3 octave>Ibanez AF9 (auto filter)>TS808**> mxr Distortion + **>Phase 100 **> Ibanez AD80 Delay clone ** >Boss TU2 Tuner
** The TS808 is built from scratch by me including the circuit board, Built with what is commonly referred to as the "silver mod"
** The Distortion + is from the BYOC kit
** The phase 100 is from a schematic at general Guitar gadgets (I built it before the kit was available, wish I waited for the kit! This was a tough build, second only in difficulty to the Mutron 3 clone the -"Neutron-" that I have been debugging for 2 years!)
** AD80 is from BYOC kit, a just wonderful sounding delay.
Anyway, just curious on the order you use.
By the way, you should see my new Bobby rig! I will post pics when I can get my camera working again, but I went a little nuts
Would love to play again sometime...if you ever need a fill-in. That was a blast last year in NYC.
I have a whole complete seperate Bobby Rig (for Shakedown) and Jerry rig (for L.O.J). the only common point bettween the 2 rigs is the hard trucker style cab, but I swap the speakers (Tone Tubbies for the weir rig, E-120's for the Jer rig). I love the front loading ability of the Hard Trucker style cabs, makes speaker swapping a cinch. 5 minutes!