#1
just a general inquiry. most people seem to use a boost with everything. i definitely agree that some amps certainly do and some not.

just curious to hear your opinions.

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doesn't need boost; splawn promod and splawn nitro. occasionally i don't on the tremoverb.

any other big boy here gets boosted.
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#2
Dark Terror, for me mines perfectly fine without one with a V30.
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#3
5150 III Red channel is awesome without a boost. Blue is sexy with one. I occasionally turn the pedal on and off depending on my mood. I usually get just enough bite without a boost if I really dig in with my pick.
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#4
Rectoverb modern mode no boost needed.
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#6
My bugera 333 (or peavey xxx). The lead channels fizzy sound pronounces the pick attack enough. Plus you dont need a gain boost, 11-12 a clock is already insanity and too much for anything. But i still use a boost out of habbit and i like the sound more with one.

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#7
Peavey XXX on the crunch channel with EMGs playing Maiden or classic Metallica, no boost. Same setup playing Machine Head or Trivium, boost engaged.

To me, it is a choice in music that dictates if I use the boost or not. It creates a different sound.

My boost is a TS9 with the gain turned all the way down. YMMV.
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My bugera 333 (or peavey xxx). The lead channels fizzy sound pronounces the pick attack enough. Plus you dont need a gain boost, 11-12 a clock is already insanity and too much for anything. But i still use a boost out of habbit and i like the sound more with one.

You have a Bugera? How does it handle djent and all that stuff?
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You have a Bugera? How does it handle djent and all that stuff?


Yeah, musicstore.de blew out their old non-infinium models for very cheap during the christmas season so i got one and it sounds great. But i dont do djent, im oldschool thrash and death metal head and for that this amp (and peavey xxx its based on) rocks for that stuff.

But i would guess it does that genre just fine with dampening switch set to medium (tight is overkill and neuters the sound). I always have it on loose.

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Yeah, musicstore.de blew out their old non-infinium models for very cheap during the christmas season so i got one and it sounds great. But i dont do djent, im oldschool thrash and death metal head and for that this amp (and peavey xxx its based on) rocks for that stuff.

But i would guess it does that genre just fine with dampening switch set to medium (tight is overkill and neuters the sound). I always have it on loose.

How is the quality of it? Or was it just the first Bugeras that have had problems?
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#12
^ as good as any 333 - not tight enough.
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#13
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How is the quality of it? Or was it just the first Bugeras that have had problems?


Honestly, quite crappy. Box is plastic and i fear i will snap one of the knobs. I wonder if they are even secured to the casing. And tube sockets look bad, really bad. I wonder if they will last or if the plastic starts to crumble at some point.

About reliability that remains to be seen. Some people swear it has improved but this is one of the older ones.

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#14
I don't use a boost with my JCA50 on the OD channel. I run it with V30s so that kind of helps with the tightness too. I use an OD all the time with the crunch channel or with my 1980.
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#15
any decent high gain amp really. I don't have to use a boost but do anyway for better control over the sound and tone. my Peavey Ultra on the Ultra channel has tons of gain and the active eq is very versatile. I just prefer to use my overdrive anyways and cut back on the amp gain. I usually use my Crunch and Ultra channels for heavy rhythm tones and kick the overdrive on for leads thus giving me more options.
#16
So many guys boost the 6505+ but since I've started using it a few months ago I've never had the urge to. Preamp gain at about 6-7 usually does it for me. Then again, my Sonic Stomp adds a little bit of volume in the loop so I guess that may be where some boost comes from but it doesn't affect my clean channel which is good. I still have an OD on my board for when I want to plug in my JCM2000. Either the Fulldrive 2 or most recently the Soul Food sound good in front of it.
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So many guys boost the 6505+ but since I've started using it a few months ago I've never had the urge to. Preamp gain at about 6-7 usually does it for me. Then again, my Sonic Stomp adds a little bit of volume in the loop so I guess that may be where some boost comes from but it doesn't affect my clean channel which is good. I still have an OD on my board for when I want to plug in my JCM2000. Either the Fulldrive 2 or most recently the Soul Food sound good in front of it.


damn that is a ton of gain.

when i had mine i don't think it got past 4 maybe 5 rarely but i boosted it. IMO the peavey 6505 need a boost.

as far as the rec, it just kills with nothing pushing. on my tremoverb on the vintage hi gain channel sounds beautiful alone.
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#18
I'm using it for more hard rock than a tight metal tone so having it a little bit looser relying on amp gain alone works for me I guess. Plus the combo of the sonic stomp and decimator clean up all the edges.
#19
I find that my Mark V is good enough on its own for just about anything. However I do use a Digitech Bad Monkey with it as a boost, and with some sligt EQ changes to give it a bit more bass when playing palm muted rhythm parts.
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#20
I boost pretty much everything (at least my high gainers, I tend to use standalone dirt pedals for my lower gain amps). At low volumes I think it sounds better, plus I have more sounds at my feet. But I think, if I had to, my engl and jet city could do without if I just raised the gain a bit (since I lower it to accomodate the boost).
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#21
The Diezel Lil Fokker I played, the Herbert, channel 3 of the 5150 III 50 watt (as mentioned), JVM, I think the 6505+ doesn't really need it on the lead channel unless you are going for the metalcore tone, I would like to say the Mark V I played but I honestly didn't get enough time with it to say definitively, it was very tight though.

I like my Nineteen80 without a boost too but I doubt many people would call it a metal sound.
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#22
I have been using my DSL with no boost lately and I could totally live without one and be happy.

My old JSX, Uberschall and my 1980Jr can all do most things well without a boost.
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