ORANGE/MESA
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I've been looking for a way to boost my sig when i solo. i have a peavey 6505 plus head with a orange cab. i run a MXR EQ, Maxon OD 9 plus, decimator, boss DD3 delay, Wah, an a tuner. Cant stack EQs. maybe another OD pedal?? thought about compression pedals but nothing struck my fancy and i don't know if that would even help. Input please. thanks
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Why doesn't the Maxon work for boosts?
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Why doesn't the Maxon work for boosts?

well i leave it on all the time to give it a little extra "bight" i discovered this because of killswitch engage. in my head it helps me hear "that right tone"
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then get another boost. you could stack them or potentially (read about 90% sure) you could run it in your effects loop at a lower level. eppicurt would probably know for sure.


or the other thing i have done in the past is put an EQ in the loop and use that for a boost (MXR 10 band) and you can tweak that to your ideal boosted tone.
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then get another boost. you could stack them or potentially (read about 90% sure) you could run it in your effects loop at a lower level. eppicurt would probably know for sure.


or the other thing i have done in the past is put an EQ in the loop and use that for a boost (MXR 10 band) and you can tweak that to your ideal boosted tone.
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Why can't you stack EQs? It's pretty much the ideal solution. If not ... get a boost pedal. They make them. For this purpose. They're called boosts.
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i am trying to get the tripple post gone. my computer is being stupid. ^^^

you can stack EQ's, but if you run another boost into the front end to another boost it may not be the best solution. i would think the EQ in the loop would be better.

you can stack boosts, SRV did it most of his career with TS's but he was using the first into a clean amp and the second to distort the first which was over the clean.

boost+boost+high gain may not do the best. maybe a clear boost before could help, the input but you can only tastefully put so much into the input and get ideal results.
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If a 6505+ is like my JSX then on the back there should be controls near the affects loop plug in/out. Adjust these so that when you hit the "effects loop" button of your foot switch, it makes your volume increase and use this as your boost. You do not have to patch the effects loop with a cable btw.
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i am trying to get the tripple post gone. my computer is being stupid. ^^^

you can stack EQ's, but if you run another boost into the front end to another boost it may not be the best solution. i would think the EQ in the loop would be better.

you can stack boosts, SRV did it most of his career with TS's but he was using the first into a clean amp and the second to distort the first which was over the clean.

boost+boost+high gain may not do the best. maybe a clear boost before could help, the input but you can only tastefully put so much into the input and get ideal results.


this is true. thanks for all the input. the only reason i didn't think you could stack EQs is because my bass player said he tried it( he's a guitarist as well for another band) and it just clashed. i have the MXR EQ (its amazing).
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Why can't you stack EQs? It's pretty much the ideal solution. If not ... get a boost pedal. They make them. For this purpose. They're called boosts.



ill look into them. any specific brand names. price is not an option
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this is true. thanks for all the input. the only reason i didn't think you could stack EQs is because my bass player said he tried it( he's a guitarist as well for another band) and it just clashed. i have the MXR EQ (its amazing).


run maxon out front and the EQ with increased gain and volume on the EQ in the loop and you can get your leads voiced how you want them.
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I read in an interview magazine with Mark Morton (lamb of god) about his rig and he said (at the time atleast, I think this was pre-sacrament) that he uses a MXR phaser with the effect turned way low to make his solos cut through a little nicer. Its something I'm looking into myself
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I read in an interview magazine with Mark Morton (lamb of god) about his rig and he said (at the time atleast, I think this was pre-sacrament) that he uses a MXR phaser with the effect turned way low to make his solos cut through a little nicer. Its something I'm looking into myself


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The question nobody has asked is, "do you want the boost to add distortion or just volume?"
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Just trying to help with an interesting boost idea, no need to be a ****
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Just trying to help with an interesting boost idea, no need to be a ****

Why bump this? Just to get the last word in? This thread ended a while ago.

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EQ or clean boost in the loop.

Trying to run boosts into an already-distorted amp just saturates the preamp more and more and compresses everything, which is the opposite of what you want.
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Most effective boost I've ever used is the MXR 10 band EQ - offers volume and/or gain boost, and you can shape the EQ to suit the requirements of the boost. Never used it in the FX loop of my amp (mainly because my distortion is all board-based) but placed after distortion it did the job better than any OD-based boost I've used.

EDIT: Oh, I see this thread has been awakened from what should have been it's eternal rest.