#1
The 5150 cleans aren't spectacular, but they're close to my needs for cleans.
Would any of the following help make my cleans sound better:
10 band EQ
OD Pedal
Chorus pedal

Also any other ideas are also welcome, as I'm new to tube amps.
Peavey 5150 combo
1989 Ibanez RG750
MXR 10 Band EQ
Dean MLX
Spider III 15W
Yamaha FG700S

GAS list:
TC Nova Repeater
#3
well, you are using the 5150 as your amp, assuming no pedals since you are asking about them, and we dont know your guitar, but that really shouldnt matter as far as amp-clean tone goes.

The OD will not help with cleans, since it is an overdrive pedal, and will add either a volume boost or gain, which will not help clarify cleans.

A chorus can help mould the clean sound, but will not clarify any cleans.

An EQ may be your best choice, as you can mess with the different tones (more control over the bass, mids, trebs, and volume) and can shape the cleans without adding any modulation or gain.
#4
I don't need to clarify the clean, I can already get it with no gain.
It just needs a little 'something' to increase the tone.
It feels lacking a bit to me.
Peavey 5150 combo
1989 Ibanez RG750
MXR 10 Band EQ
Dean MLX
Spider III 15W
Yamaha FG700S

GAS list:
TC Nova Repeater
#5
Chorus for sure then imo.
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#6
Quote by Soul Eater
I don't need to clarify the clean, I can already get it with no gain.
It just needs a little 'something' to increase the tone.
It feels lacking a bit to me.


ahh ok, my misunderstanding. well, in that context, a chorus will do wonders. look up the MXR stereo chorus, it is a very tweakable pedal.

edit: go to www.proguitarshop.com and look through the pedals they have there. most of the pedals have video-demos taken by one of the employees at PGS, and are very helpful.
#7
Should I look into a analog or a bypass chorus pedal?
I'm not sure my gain channel needs any fixing.
Peavey 5150 combo
1989 Ibanez RG750
MXR 10 Band EQ
Dean MLX
Spider III 15W
Yamaha FG700S

GAS list:
TC Nova Repeater
#9
The MXR looks like just what I'm looking for!
It can warm up my clean tone, plus be a separate EQ for the clean channel as well.
Those EQ knobs are exactly what I was looking for too.
Peavey 5150 combo
1989 Ibanez RG750
MXR 10 Band EQ
Dean MLX
Spider III 15W
Yamaha FG700S

GAS list:
TC Nova Repeater
#10
for an EQ, a good standard is the MXR 10-band.

and i just noticed your analog vs. bypass comment.

analog is a type of signal chain, whereas bypass is the way the signal goes through the pedal.

typically, analog is pitted against digital signal types. analog is much less versatile, but also much warmer and more "natural" sounding. digital pedals can do some pretty crazy things, and can tweak a signal like no other, but sound very.....well....digital and fake sometimes.

for bypass, there are two main types of bypass: true (hardwire) and buffered.

true bypass takes the guitar signal, and will completely bypass the complex of wires/resistors/chips/caps inside of a pedal, and will instead go from the input jack to the output jack when the effect isnt turned on.

a buffered bypass always has the signal go through the entire chain of wires/resistors/chips/caps inside of a pedal regardless of whether the effect is turned on or not. but, the signal is strengthened, or 'buffered' before exiting the pedal.

hope this clears that up.
#11
Oh, thanks a lot.
I've heard the MXR 10 band EQ is the best one.
What's the difference between that one and the Kerry King version, because I can get the KK used for $100 with the adapter.
Peavey 5150 combo
1989 Ibanez RG750
MXR 10 Band EQ
Dean MLX
Spider III 15W
Yamaha FG700S

GAS list:
TC Nova Repeater
#13
Nice, it's cheaper and has badass flames!
Peavey 5150 combo
1989 Ibanez RG750
MXR 10 Band EQ
Dean MLX
Spider III 15W
Yamaha FG700S

GAS list:
TC Nova Repeater