For anyone else out there using this combination, which do you run first? I watched a Jerry Douglas description of his and he has the ToneDeq running before the Aura. I would have thought the Aura would come first to make the matchup between the Fishman pickup and the Aura a bit friendlier. That is how I have mine hooked up now and I am overall very happy with the sound I am getting. I did just receive my ToneDeq yesterday so not a lot of ringing things out as of yet. Just looking for different opinions and other thought processes.
I'm confused Phil. The Aura Spectrum? Do you have a link to a video?
I've never seen Jerry use the Spectrum - why would he, when he has his own signature Aura pedal? Unless he is doing a promo spot for Fishman I have yet to come across in my YouTube travels.
This is the video I've seen with Jerry demonstrating the ToneDEQ combined with his Aura pedal, and that is the first inline coming out of the guitar.
Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 12/02/2021 12:21:31
Sorry, my fingers got carried away! I meant the JD Aura pedal with the ToneDeq combination.
Thanks for the correction.
Okay - got it. And the key point going back to your original question is that your guitar cable goes into the Aura first in the chain. Jerry didn't mention that part in the video - it would have been good to point it out to avoid any confusion.
He calls it his "run and gun" setup as opposed to the much more elaborate pedal board he normally uses.
I like that ToneDEQ but since I haven't played out anywhere plugged in since the beginning of the pandemic I have yet to buy one.
I would not have bought one but the price on the mint used unit I got was too good to pass up. Right now I am not sure that I will ever play a live gig again but I sure like the way it sounds. In Jerry’s video he actually has the ToneDeq first in the chain which is what brought me to my question.
I guess you don't believe me about the Aura pedal first after the guitar. The cable with the blue end piece attached to the plug unless my eyes are deceiving me comes from his guitar.
It's the same brand of guitar cable that he uses in the 46 minute Premier Guitar Rig Rundown video coming out of his BlackBeard and the first connection is into the Aura pedal.
If I'm missing something please help me out - why do you think he's going into the ToneDEQ first?
Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 12/02/2021 13:55:16
That is what it appeared from what I saw. The ToneDeq was on the left with very little room between it and the Aura. Not doubting anyone but myself. My connection is from the guitar to the Aura and then into the ToneDeq and it sounds great to me. I was just momentarily confused from the look of Jerry’s rig in the video.
I’ve got the same setup. The Aura is always first in the chain unless you are using a pedal tuner. The Fishman DEQ will be last in your chain. You can set it up however you want on your pedalboard but as far as what plugs into what it’s instrument into Aura then whatever other pedals then Fishman DEQ last.
Thanks. Exactly what I am doing now and will continue with it. A great combination for sure.
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