#1
Hey recently got a 6505 and an orange 4x12 with V30's.
By a few of my friends I have been advised to get a tube screamer. I was wandering will this make my sound ALOT better? (I play mostly metal/tech metal) And if so should i put it through rhythm or lead channel?
Thanks
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#2
if you get a tubescreamer

Get a maxon one.
Also, yes it'll make your bass much tighter
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#3
hello,

well, i can say: get a TS! it'll give your sound alot more punchiness. the normal ibanez ts7 for like 50 bucks will do the job, there's no need for freakish vintage stuff.
i myself use the ts7 in front of my 5150.
it's always turned on with neutral settings (everythings on 12 o'clock)
i use my rythm chan as a clean chan and for distortion i use the lead chan with gain at about 10 o'clock.
works fine.
#4
it can make a good clean gain boost for leads, if you want to tighten up your tone then a eq pedal would be better suited for that
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#5
hell, 30 bucks will do the job. danelectro cool cat drive. then keep the rest of the money for an eq pedal, which i think does a hell of a lot more than a boost.
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#6
Boosting with a tube screamer will give you a slight mid boost while cutting your bass down a tad. That essentially sounds like it 'tightens' up the amp. Your palm mutes will sound more chugga chugga and it'll increase your string definition a tad. It's not the be-all, end-all of necessities and not everybody likes the sound of boosting but it just might be the little magic you've been missing from your tone so why not give it a go?

Also get a noise gate or turn your gain down at the very least when boosting to eliminate unwanted feedback and string noise.
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Also get a noise gate or turn your gain down at the very least when boosting to eliminate unwanted feedback and string noise.


good call on that. i usually keep my gain around 4-5 without a boost, with a boost, usually 1-2, and its still pretty noisy. (this is all on lead channel)
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good call on that. i usually keep my gain around 4-5 without a boost, with a boost, usually 1-2, and its still pretty noisy. (this is all on lead channel)


When I would jam on 6505s, I'd put the master up to about 7 and set the preamp volume on the lead channel to about 4 or 5. I would then boost it with a tube screamer. The tone would be at 12 or rolled off slightly, the level would be full and the gain would be at 9 o' clock or less.

Br00talz but I well like this amp on its own as well.
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#9
^ I guess you were wearing earplugs then

The loudest ive had mine is 5 and thats without a TS.

Im looking for one of these too, to help with the lead tone of the amp, and to tighten it up.
Looks like it would do the job then
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#10
Yeah i have a noise suppressor.
So what model?
Im really tempted with the TS808. Thoughts?
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#11
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Yeah i have a noise suppressor.
So what model?
Im really tempted with the TS808. Thoughts?



It's a small diff in tone, it's like that just alil extra.

I wouldn't spend more then 100.00

anyway i use a ts-9 and a mxr 10 band. I would seriously get/try the eq pedal first or both.
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