#1
Ok im sure this has been said but i cant find anyGOOD advice anywhere, i have a marshall AVT150 set to sound pretty 80s like poison, Guns, white lion, etc. but i need a good overdrive to boost it and smooth out the tone a bit. get the authentic 80s tone. im playing through a superstrat so the guitar isnt an issue. any advice? Thanks
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Boosts don't work so well with an SS amp from my experience, but if you must

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The TS7 is around $60.

And the AVT isn't a good Marshall, sorry OP. You'd want to have at least a TUBE Marshall to claim that, and lots of their cheaper tube amps aren't very good.
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The TS7 is around $60.

And the AVT isn't a good Marshall, sorry OP. You'd want to have at least a TUBE Marshall to claim that, and lots of their cheaper tube amps aren't very good.


TS7 is $40. But discontinued. Can still be had cheap used though. Same with the TS5. For some reason the TS10 has skyrocketed in price lately; used to be able to pick those up really cheap. A used TS9 is around $60 (and I happen to be selling a modded one ). Used 808 is around $120, though I wouldn't pay the premium. TS9 is built just as nice and sounds the same for all practical purposes.
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a boost or od is out of the queston on that amp, its a hybrid, with a tube preamp section, now if i remember right ODs and Boosts work by pushing the power section
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a boost or od is out of the queston on that amp, its a hybrid, with a tube preamp section, now if i remember right ODs and Boosts work by pushing the power section

nah, they boost the preamp

but otherwise, i agree that an OD pedal would be pointless on this particular amp.
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Quote by Branado
a boost or od is out of the queston on that amp, its a hybrid, with a tube preamp section, now if i remember right ODs and Boosts work by pushing the power section

Just brimming with wrongness. It doesn't have a tube preamp section per se. A small section of the preamp has a solitary tube in it.
Boosts work by pushing the preamp.

Calling an AVT a Marshall should be against the law. You are going about it wrong. What you need is a new amp. Stick whatever boost in front of it you like, it won't help. They are just a very bad amp. All you'll do with a boost is bring out the worst in the amp, it won't help it at all. All you'll do is make it sound even more fizzy, nasally and ice picky.
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I'll try to give you a helpful answer here. You don't really want an OD pedal, what you want is a distortion pedal to use on the clean channel. As for recommendations, I would say the MXR Custom Badass '78 or the Suhr Riot would be great, maybe even the Zvex Box of Metal or a Boss HM-2.
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I'll try to give you a helpful answer here. You don't really want an OD pedal, what you want is a distortion pedal to use on the clean channel. As for recommendations, I would say the MXR Custom Badass '78 or the Suhr Riot would be great, maybe even the Zvex Box of Metal or a Boss HM-2.

I was just coming here to give this advice. If a new amp isn't in your budget, get the MXR 78 Custom Badass.
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Definitely your best bet if you can't afford a better amp is to run an AVT clean and use distortion pedals, not a boost.
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Also, where do you live? There is a plethora of builders on here.

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Definitely your best bet if you can't afford a better amp is to run an AVT clean and use distortion pedals, not a boost.


This.

Marshall Guv'nor pedal. (MKI would be ideal but I have heard good and bad about the newer one.) You could even boost the Guv'nor for more gain or run another distortion pedal into it- MXR D+ for instance (called gain stacking.)

Followed by a chorus pedal on a narrow sweep.

Followed by delay set to be more of a slight reverb.

This is what I have done to get a decent 80's arena rock sound.
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in my experience the avt hated being boosted
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