#1
I'm the classic "straight into the amp" player and never used effects all that much. When I do it's always been modulation/time effects (chorus, delay, reverb). I'm thinking of picking up a boost for my amp and it would be cool if it helped with the only real gripe I have about it too..

The amp is a Peavey VTM60, which for all purposes is a single channel JCM800. The upper highs are rather harsh and can be piercing at times, otherwise I'm completely satisfied with this amp. I thought about picking up a boost to tighten everything up a bit, if I could find one that would kill some fizz as well I would be very happy


My first idea was a Blues Driver/Screamin' Blues because they aren't quite as trebly as a Tube Screamer and have dedicated bass/treble knobs (unlike the Blues Driver). Thoughts, or something else I should look into? Or am I wishing for a product that doesn't exist

I'd like to try an EQ at some point too. This amp has PLENTY of treble and upper mids btw
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#3
Yeah, I agree with the EQ suggestion.

You might want to look at the Bad Monkey or the Hardwire CM-2. Used the CM-2 is ~$40 and is a better Bad Monkey pedal
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Any recommendations on an EQ then? It seems the 10-band MXR is tossed around a lot, and their used prices are nearly their new prices so I'm assuming it's a decent pedal.
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#5
The Bad Monkey is a smoother sounding OD than the Hardwire though, if you want a smooth overdrive pedal you could also try the Marshall Bluesbreaker II.

With that said I actually agree with the EQ pedal, probably in the effects loop to sort out your issues. The MXR10 is pretty much "the" eq pedal, atleast it is one of the most popular and highly rated.

If you don't want to spend that much, the Danelectro Fish & Chips EQ gets good reviews and is dirt cheap.
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#6
Blues Drivers are crazy trebly, what you on about fool?

MXR 10 band or even a GE7 will do.
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Blues Drivers are crazy trebly, what you on about fool?


+1, ditto the bluesbreaker (or at least moreso than a ts). even a timmy isn't as smooth as a ts.

i'd just get a tubescreamer (or clone).

what speakers are you using?
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