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It seems a shame to unsettle them, given they’re probably all nestled together comfortably on your pedalboard. But if you’re having trouble being heard during solos, and you use plenty of effects, it may be time to rethink the order.
The accepted rules are there to be broken, particularly when you have combinations of drive, boosts and even fuzz in the mix.
Quick-fix effects solutions to get your solos noticed include using two distortion pedals as your rhythm and lead ‘channels’, though you’ll have to get used to switching between them (some, like the T-Rex Mudhoney II, incorporate two channels in one design).
And almost imperceptible slapback-style delay, especially in a three-piece band, will create the illusion of a finessed, ‘double-tracked’ sound, making it easier for your audience to pick out single note melodies and lead lines. It's also a great trick for thickening up rhythm parts.