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  1. If its switching on then its not the fuse. Can rule out power cable as well. Otherwise try a different speaker cable. The level of the fuzz won't cause it any issues.
  2. Here's an awful recording of an unrehearsed cover of Creep from 12 years ago... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoocIko8TOA
  3. There's no organ at the start, its a synthesiser/string machine.
  4. Its definitely a better way of doing it as the FF sounds shite through a WH4 unless able to route it differently, but it lacks the artefacts present on the record, which I'm not sure if they are from the pitchshifting or from the FF + Whammy. But yeah, the main thing to get right is the Whammy and delay.
  5. Yeah 50% would be 12'o'clock. I could be incorrect, but basically a stock VH4 has similarities with Fender amps as it uses 6L6's, so an emulation of a clean Fender sound would be closer than a Marshall/Vox. Although most amps are in some way a variation on or modified form of a Fender amp. Yeah, stick the FF before (Got to remember Matt's are built into his guitars) and set the Comp high to avoid oscillation. Drive and Stab about 12'o'clock, maybe a bit higher. Can't be too exact with FF/FP settings, as I've always found different ones to sound slightly different, well they'll sound the same, just not exactly the same settings, no idea if its still like that.
  6. Better to listen to live versions of songs (At least if it's from Muse's early days), rather than studio recordings. For Fury its a fairly standard clean so the FF's sound really comes through, so start with everything at 12'o'clock, if you're using an amp sim, then pick a model to taste, Fender will be a touch scooped compared to a Marshall for example. If it was a Diezel VH4 on Fury, then better to try a Fender sim to start with. If you're not sure what to set it to, just try it! But for early Muse stuff, about 12'o'clock is where to start and not venture far from that, it was more how much midrange the gear used had than specifically setting for it (regardless of how much bollocks Matt spoke in interviews)
  7. Putting it early will change the transient. So effects like distortion have a different signal to work with, altering what tones you can get out of whatever distortion is being used. Can help make it easier to use lower gain settings. Also useful for different types of playing - percussive, solos with lots of sustained notes etc, better to have it early in the chain for that sort of thing as its useless after any other effects. Compression is used all the time on clean sounds and acoustic guitars, not really turd polishing. Edit - Basically its a potential solution to a problem/issue with your setup/sound and need to know what that issue is so it can be effectively solved. Its a very different question to where something like a delay goes in a chain.
  8. You don't need to have it as early as possible, could use it last if you're looking to keep an unruly pedalboard under control for example, like after distortion if you're using different pedals and its bit of a pain to match them in volume or just after any pedals that boost/lower volume (Phase90 & Small Stones for example). Using it first is useful if you're changing guitars during sets or just want to improve a guitar sound a bit before effects. Though this will cause issues with a Fuzz Factory, which really does need to be first. Putting it after might limit how far you can push the comp, which might not be a problem, but worth being aware of. Having it before fuzz/distortion is cool though as it can offer something something a bit different to boost/overdrive pedals. With bass I use compression in parallel with distortion, although worth trying it before (I tend to find it gets too noisy, so stick with the parallel thing). Can also be cool on the wet signal on old analogue delays to get more repeats without oscillation. Some comps do alter the tone, like the MXR Dyna Comp, which limits you to where it works best. Just need to be clear about what it is you want a compressor to do as they can be used anywhere and no reason not to have more than one either.
  9. Nothing 'snobbish' about it. I use compression every day and its a legit point, if you ask to where to use it, probably best to not use it.
  10. It has no specific place in the chain, it goes where you need it to do what it does. So if you're not sure where you're putting it in your chain, then its worth asking what are you buying one for exactly?
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