#1
I've been wondering about something recently. What would happen if you were running your tube amp at full volume, and had a few boost pedals in front of it? I know boost pedals are meant to make the valves work harder, so would it be possible to have too much boost and blow the tubes or anything?
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#2
No. The maximum output of a boost pedal will never be enough to blow the valve. There is an absolute level that any pedal can produce regardless of what is feeding it. That level is way lower than it would take to hurt the valve.
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Nope, you probably won't blow it, but it gives you a really sludgy/farty epic tone that ****ing slays for stoner and doom, i did it to my friend's Laney VC30 (which is basically an AC30 copy) with a TS9, a Boss DS1 and some danelectro pedals with level cranked and drive set rather low. Sounded epic!
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#5
yep i did that with smaller tube amps once. it makes really bad sounds. didnt hurt anything, but it pushed the amp to the point of extreme clipping where distortion isnt even distortion anymore. basically the amp is being choked out by the 10 foot noose that is your gain coming in.

sounds like somethings wrong. weird sludge/farting noises is right.
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No. The maximum output of a boost pedal will never be enough to blow the valve. There is an absolute level that any pedal can produce regardless of what is feeding it. That level is way lower than it would take to hurt the valve.

this.

i would imagine there'd get to a point where the pedals start to clip more rather than getting more volume. you can't just keep on stacking up cranked clean boosts to get a massively loud clean signal.

the VC30 is not an AC30 copy, btw. They are almost like very different versions of the same kind of thing, really, if that makes sense... like, onions and spring onions, perhaps?
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this.

i would imagine there'd get to a point where the pedals start to clip more rather than getting more volume. you can't just keep on stacking up cranked clean boosts to get a massively loud clean signal.

the VC30 is not an AC30 copy, btw. They are almost like very different versions of the same kind of thing, really, if that makes sense... like, onions and spring onions, perhaps?

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EDIT: of course I mean the Grand National and Monte Carlo
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