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ok.. so I'm attempting to create my own guitar amp out of seperate components and I need help putting everything in the right order.
The idea is to get the best guitar tone I can possibly get direct to disk. No mics, no cabinets and no angry neighbors.

let me know what you guys think. I want to have pre distortion and post distortion EQ but I'm not sure that the signal path is correct. Let me know what you think.

here is my signal path:

Guitar / EQ channel 1(dbx 215) / distortion pedal(Rat II) / Preamp(The Brick) / Delay (Boss DD3) / Reverb (Electro Harmonix Holier Grail) / EQ channel 2(dbx 215) / Cabinet Simulator (ADA Microcab) / soundcard input 1 (Emu 1212m)

does this make sense?

Some guy on harmony central setup his dbx 215 EQ like this

I am using the first channel in front of my amp and the second in the effects loop of my amp. roughly a "frown" in front, boosting mids and cutting bass and highs. And then roughly a "smile" to reverse this in the effects loop. The idea is to avoid distortion in lows and highs in order to remove flub, mud and buzziness, and emphasize distortion in mids, where the guitar lives.

does this make sense?


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