unnbrokenchain wrote:I Keep mine towards the end. I have guitar < Alembic Stratoblaster < Qtron < Boss OD < MXR Dist < MXR Phase < MXR Delay < Boss Chorus < Amp Selector. Weird little things bother me like little hums and buzzes from amps, cables and what not, but I set my delay there cuz everyone else recommends it, I never really heard a difference in any other spot for the delay
time based effects should be last in the chain, or in the amps effects loop with delay and reverb being at the very end. why? because you want to feed those either or both of those two the other effects when using either or both WITH another effect unit at the same time. your distortion pedal would not be as purty with a delay feeding it nor an envelope filter,octdiv, fuzz, phaser,flanger, etc etc... you can feasibly do whatever you want , but it may not get the results you want.
you shouldn't hear a difference in the delay anywhere in the chain IF you don't use it with other effects.