#1
Hello,
Since I have pretty low-mid output pickups and I like them in clean or crunch, their output is too low for high gain rhythm and lead with my Marshall JVM 410h. Therefore I want to boost and compress the signal with a tube screamer.
Does anyone have experience with this combination? I saw that arch enemy uses this combination and I love their sound.

My setup: Marshall jvm 410h, Harley Benton 2x12 with vintage 30s amd a Jackson dinky js23.
#2
Do it. Drive/Gain at 0%, Level/Volume at 100%. Experiment from there.

There's an Ola Englund video of him playing an overdrive through a 410 but it's mixed. The amp won't sound like that in the room with you.
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#3
I have a Marshall DSL401 and use a Zakk Wylde OD to do the exact same thing. I set gain at like 10 o clock, output at 3 o clock and tone at noon and it works well. It just tightens it up, it gives it a little bit more gain but the main difference for me is the flabby bass is cut right off, the mids come out a bit more and every note/chord is more defined rather than fading together in a muddy mix.

I could probably achieve the same thing if I didn't have a detuned, mahogany guitar playing through a bassy speaker, but I'm not replacing all my kit so I do this instead.
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#4
yeah that should work. i'll just give the usual advice that there are lots of tubescreamer clones (or clone-ishes) out there, you don't have to pay £180 for the 808 reissue.

also a lot of people like a boss sd1 with a marshall. might also be worth considering if you like a bit more edge to your tone (especially with the smoother v30 speakers).
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#5
I've had success boosting my JVM with OD pedals. Tightens up the mids and gives the notes a bit more definition.

Although, I have used a Bad Monkey or a Hardwire CM-2 instead of an expensive ibby to do this. Both great, affordable pedals.
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#6
I finally bought the TS9 put it in front of the amp and it sound incredible!! Tight and angry, just the way I like it, very similar to the megadeth tone, love it
there is an obvious downside though, that is more noise. therefore I have to get an ISP decimator because the noise is just crazy.
Thanks for your help
#7
Remember that when you use an overdrive you can use less gain on the amp. Helps with the noise. Also gain from the pedal is not the point so keep it low, even off. Usually people just keep the gain off and level cranked on pedal, minimum pedal distortion and hammering the amp with max force.

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#8
nice

and yeah +1^
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#10
set the pedal drive to zero, tone to about 2 o'clock and level to taste. full up for the most boost.

only use those settings if the amp is already distorted as it'll give you a massive volume boost if the amp is clean and it'll kill your ears.
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#12
sweet glad it worked

i certainly didn't come up with that setting, that's the stock "boost" setting on an od which has been probably used for 30 odd years if not more
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