#1
finally..................... i got my jcm 900 marshall half stack up and working
i even decided to buy a ten band eq made by mxr or watever their company is called that i had been looking at for some time. i had originally decided on it because i knew that i was going to want to boost the "limited" gain of the jcm 900 to wat i wanted and since i wanted to steer away from any pedal that would change even the slightest sound of the amazing jcm 900 i figured that the eq would be enough of a gain boost (at full) and would still keep the original sound of the amp that i loved. setting it up however proved that it was still not enough of a gain boost, even though it still did keep the amp's original raw sound and amazing crunch tone withought making it sound crappy when the gain was boosted.


long story short, (sorry i kind of went on and on) i am now looking for a new guitar pedal that is like the eq in the sense that the original sound of the amp wont change when gain is added on but i want it to have enough gain for even me

i play guns n roses acdc type stuff mixed with any kind of metal like black label society and metallica but the sound i really am looking for with the pedal is a high gain sound with a huge bottom end (though no muddiness) mixed with a really hot hot projecting sound that can achieve high notes on the g string (confusing yes but watever)


i dont know much about overdrive pedals because to tell you the truth ive never really into them because even though they give you lots of drive, i want gain as well so i figured that i shouldnt even bother (yes, i am very stupid thank you for wondering)


sort-of-example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kim_NFYfXcg -
Just chose this because his high notes seem to be really hot and driven by the amp, o ya and this guy is good

here are a few pedals i was considering MAYBE: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rocktron-Zombie-Rectified-Distortion-Pedal?sku=154236


http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Marshall-JH1-Jackhammer-Metal-XL-Pedal?sku=150332


http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-TS9-Tube-Screamer-Effects-Pedal-Original-Reissue?sku=150284


ok im done talking.
#2
a Fulltone OCD. don't color the tone much, but got the punch, smoothness, and uncompression.
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#3
Maybe the LPB-1 by Electro-Harmonix? I'm not 100% on that one, but I think it would be a good boost...
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#4
its ok. but if u want boost, go for the TriBoost at BYOC. its nice. just need to build it urself.
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#5
ok ok thats cool if it boosts but im really looking for something that will give me a boost with gain as well
#6
there is nothing wrong in colouring your tone as long as you like the colour, if you know what i mean!
#7
i know but i really dont want to colour the tone of the amp with anything because i really like the amp's sound

o ya and by the way nice gear man
#9
I just bought a Boss OD-3 for my JCM 900, and I really like it, give you a really nice bottom end and adds quite a bit of gain to your signal, but you really gotta play with the setting on your Amp. Guitar and the pedal, or else it will sound muddy.
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#11
if u have a tube amp, u don't need distortion. u just need boost to saturate ur tubes more.
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