#1
I recently bought an OD pedal for my guitar amp as a boost. What settings would work best on the OD pedal if it is being strictly used as a boost for my amps gain channel?
#2
Gain at 0, output/level at 10 (or close to) and tone wherever you like it. That simple
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#3
Make sure you turn down your amps gain quite a few notches too.
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#5
Turn the gain down all the way. Then turn up the volume until you get the right amount of boost. Tone is whatever you're heart desires.
#6
Just put volume knob up, and with tone it is just whatever you want. But certain effects mix wrongly, so the tone could do with some major tweak. You could even just match the volume, but put the gain a little higher with the tone, that way you get a boost.
#9
Erm, an OD pedal is supposed to be used as a boost.

Anyway, depending on the exact pedal in question, the pickups you use, the amp you're going through and any distortion/fuzz pedals you're using, you may want to reduce the OD pedal's gain control to nothing. Other than that, just jack up the level/volume/output control, tweak the tone controls to your tastes and then if you're still not getting the distortion you want, start to add in a little bit of the pedal's gain.
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#10
Quote by MrFlibble
Erm, an OD pedal is supposed to be used as a boost.

Anyway, depending on the exact pedal in question, the pickups you use, the amp you're going through and any distortion/fuzz pedals you're using, you may want to reduce the OD pedal's gain control to nothing. Other than that, just jack up the level/volume/output control, tweak the tone controls to your tastes and then if you're still not getting the distortion you want, start to add in a little bit of the pedal's gain.


Wrong. A lot of blues players use an OD on the clean channel instead of the amp's natural OD. An OD is a pedal that is suppose to emulate a naturally overdriven amp.

A boost pedal is a boost and an OD can either be used as an OD or a boost.


TS: You don't have to turn down the gain on your amp. What's the point of driving your tubes harder to get more gain if you're just going to turn down your amp's gain? If you turn down your gain then add an OD they will just cancel each other out and you will end up with the same amount of gain you started with.

Keep your gain where you like it and add the OD with the the volume on the OD cranked and the gain cut almost to "0" or all the way to "0".
#11
Quote by darkwolf291
I have a question about it...can you use an OD to boost a Distortion pedal?


sure, or vice-versa.
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