#1
So I play through a JCM900 4100 head (I know, very mixed opinions on this amp) and the built in gain channel is plenty enough overdrive for me. However there are occasions where I want to get a little more saturation out of it but not necessarily any extra volume - I have a separate boost for volume when needed.

Can anyone recommend a pedal that can help me achieve the slightly higher gain, more saturated sound, without pushing the volume much higher?

Before I used the built in overdrive I used a Wampler Hot Wired, which I still have, but it seems completely ridiculous to use such a high quality (and expensive) pedal with so much potential for such a small task :/

Any suggestions are welcome!! (Other than a new amp, please..)
PRS SE Chris Robertson
PRS SE EG
PRS SE Angelus Custom
Yamaha SF1000 (Both of 'em)

Laney L20H Lionheart
Marshall 1936 w/ Eminence

Rather large pedalboard..
#2
Pull out the clipper circuit and replace it with a 100K resistor and you will get more gain and no more SS clipping.
Gilchrist custom
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Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


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#3
^wut he said
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#4
Quote by Cathbard
Pull out the clipper circuit and replace it with a 100K resistor and you will get more gain and no more SS clipping.


I might investigate that at some point, but I'm primarily looking for something I can click on/off as I need rather than making any permanent changes to the circuitry of the amp..

Thanks though!
PRS SE Chris Robertson
PRS SE EG
PRS SE Angelus Custom
Yamaha SF1000 (Both of 'em)

Laney L20H Lionheart
Marshall 1936 w/ Eminence

Rather large pedalboard..
#5
try using your Wampler as a boost, but since you don't want more volume you will need to set the volume on the pedal so it is equal to the amps. then you can add just a bit of gain and set the tone to your taste
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#6
Timmy
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band