Hey everyone, a cool thread running here and one I am wrestling with as well myself presently.
This might be a stupid question but here it goes, so I have the Electro Harmonix Pitch Fork a pedal that I absolutely love. Now I used to refer to it simply as pitch-shifting as it does the Whammy stuff and a shit tone more. It is one of my favourite go to pedals for easily getting right weird.
That said, I guess after seeing everyone talking about pedal order here, and seeing the general consensus of the Octaver going first, I now realize my EH Pitch Fork is probably just an Octaver pedal and therefore as well I am wondering if I have it in the wrong place, though am questioning about how much further up in pedal order I can feasibly move it. Now I play plenty of other things than Dead but still, I do love playing Dead tunes and am a huge fan of Garcias clean and Mutron tones. My setup runs like this,
Fender 1997 US Custom Strat I put in a Lollar Imperial Pickup on the Bridge 18 months ago and have the standard Fender stock Single Coils in Mid and Neck that came with the guitar. This plugs into:
TC Electronic Polytuner -> Three Leaf Proton Envelope Filter -> Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah -> Origin Effects Slide Rig (Compression) -> Digitech Freqout (Feedback) -> EH Pitch Fork (Octave) -> Tube Screamer HW TS808 -> Big Muff Triangle -> Pro Co Rat -> EH Small Stone (Phaser) -> Keeley Dynatrem (Tremolo/Reverb) -> Digitech Ventura Vibe (Univibe/Leslie) -> MXR 6 Band EQ -> TC Electronics Flashback II (Delay) ->
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Having read this thread I am wondering tonally should I be moving things, in particular, the Pitch Fork, given the discussions here though I have not really noticed any issue with where it is. I mean the Proton, Clyde, Slide Rig and Feqout all explicitly said to run first in the chain according to their respective user guides, but I notice the Proton suffers most if not first after the tuner.
Anyhow, any opinions on how to optimize here sonically or based on best or percieved better practices are welcome. I am one of these people who find it tedious playing with pedal order on my own so I welcome your input.