#1
Hey guys,

As you noticed my posts have plagued the boards I really appreciate everyone's help I don't have the best help locally.

So, I want to tighten up my sound on my Peavey 5150(or so I thought). I play a lot of classic rock, van halen, and weezer (odd huh). I thought a boost/od would help, and my buddy loaned me a Maxon OD808. It was nice, but I feel like at the volumes I play at (low low low ~1) I already can get that sound.

I am still on the fence if I want a Bad Monkey as it seems to be the best priced OD out there. BUT I have a a feeling the Dist+ by MXR may serve as a boost and ALSO help me pull off more Weezer-esque and classic rock tones than I am able to right now.

Are my notions at all correct?

THANKS, honestly, you guys are awesome.
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#2
If you just want to tighten up your sound get an EQ, throw it in front and make a frowny face curve. The Dist+ and Bad Monkey just don't have the right EQ curves to tighten things up IMO. They don't cut enough low end.
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#3
I have tried my Boss GE-7 there and when I do the standard EQ curves the amp sounds lifeless. Like its taking too much out... I have tried adjusting a lot too and it all sounds awful, both in the FX or out.
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#4
Quote by sixstringedmatt
I have tried my Boss GE-7 there and when I do the standard EQ curves the amp sounds lifeless. Like its taking too much out... I have tried adjusting a lot too and it all sounds awful, both in the FX or out.




That's pretty much what an OD used as a boost does but it also adds a bit of a push in front of the amp. Maybe you just don't like a tight low end.
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#5
I suppose so ha! So am I kind of stuck, maybe upgrade to a Dist III to completely change some voicing or what?
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#7
I'm sold...
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Early 80s Fernandes The Revival '57
#9
I know I know haha
I just feel like Im at a bad point right now, being indecisive, but unhappy, but can't put my finger on why -- new pedals should always help this, hahaha.
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2001 MIA Strat (SD '59/Stock/CustomCustom)
Early 80s Fernandes The Revival '57
#11
Im seriously considering it ... I am still really considering the Dist+ or Dist III from MXR for an OD but the ability (mainly with the D3) to use its distortion for more modern stuff and use the 5150 for 80s metal stuff.
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Early 80s Fernandes The Revival '57
#12
Neither the Dist+ or Dist III is capable of anything near modern tones. Both are mild ODs.
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#13
I am horrible at classifying music. I mean early Weezer, Green Day,... more crunch than high gain like whats out there today -- make anymore sense?
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Early 80s Fernandes The Revival '57