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The best possible way to line up your pedal chain is:

Compressors > Effects > Expression pedals > Distortion Pedals > Boost > Noise gate

This will give you the best possible tone with your set of effects.

Note: If you do not have some of those pedal types, just skip over them; the tone benefit from this stompbox ordering will still be the same, if not better.

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