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Old 11-05-2012, 01:47 AM   #21
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Thinking about those volume boxes, how many amps have an FX loop but no master volume..?
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:55 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by tas38
Thinking about those volume boxes, how many amps have an FX loop but no master volume..?

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:56 AM   #23
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i play mostly rock, so I'm trying to get some power amp juices running. I have a ts9-ish pedal (green rhino) that I use for harder stuff so I guess I don't really NEED to turn up. Thanks for all the info from everyone, I think I'll try pulling 2 tubes next practice.
Not really worth it, to be honest.
Pulling two tubes reduces the headroom and gives you a bit more compression, but that still won't come into play when you're about halfway up the master volume.

Quite honestly, a tubescreamer-esque pedal is your best bet, try that first.
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