Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2012 9:28 PM (in response to sxross)Re: HD-500 Signal Chain for Chrome Wah
Well I'll pass on somthing that seemed to work for me...Gregg deLaune has excellent tutorials he's worth checking out if you have'nt already...He suggested backing off the overall Wah mix to 46%....not running the full 100%. I like using the conductor, wow...not wah pedal..
enjoy hope it helps
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2012 12:23 AM (in response to sxross)Re: HD-500 Signal Chain for Chrome Wah
Hmmm. It makes quite a difference whether the signal chain goes
Distortion --> Wah
Wah --> distortion.
The first of these two gives a 'wider' wah tone to my ears (sometimes too wide but generally more funky). This is tricky cause you are using amp distortion (not bad ... just tricky!).
You could try either.
- Putting the wah after the amp model. This will definitely give a stronger wah but may (or may not) sound unnatural.
- Dropping off some of the drive on the amp model and introducing an OD/Distortion block before the wah. Try a couple of them like a screamer (drive low but output level high) or an overdrive (same principle). See how that sounds.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to jimsreynolds)Re: HD-500 Signal Chain for Chrome Wah
Adam, good suggestion on Conductor instead of Chrome. But as jimsreynolds points out it's tricky with the distortion. I deliberately picked the J800 because it has that nice crunch for the main part of the song -- Thin Lizzie was known for pretty "dirty" tones. But the lead is, to my ear, clean with a kind of, for lack of a better work "liquid" wah sound. I'll experiment with jim's suggestions.