#1
When we play out at places, i got to always turn my volume up a tad bit before my leads. Well actually im getting sick of doing that. Is there any sort of boost pedal out there just for this? I tried hooking up my ****ty death metal distortion up to it but when i turned the lead on, it just screamed and made aweful noise. oh btw i have a peavey 5150 its very nice. also would an overdrive pedal work? I just dont want to use it with my amp and it make horrible feedback so bad to where the feedback completely drowns out the note like my distortion pedal does. What exactly is the difference between a distortion pedal and overdrive anyways. I dont ever use the distortion pedal at all. i got it before my 5150 so i dont even need it now. Any suggestions?


oh yeah i searchinatored it and i didnt really get my answer.
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#2
hmm, I' m not too sure about this, but can't you use a volume pedal?
#3
Yea there are boost pedals. A good, cheap one would be an MXR LPB-1 boost, or you could get a BBE Boosta Grande pedal. Distortions really only work wll on their own, running thru a clean channel. AN OD pedal would work, but would color your sound some.
#4
i would highly suggest the BBE boosta grande clean boost or any kind of treble booster. that should increase your signal easily and perfect for getting your lead heard.
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hmm, I' m not too sure about this, but can't you use a volume pedal?

nope

get a tubescreamer to tighten up your entire amp.
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#6
boosta grande
or
you could get an Ibanez Tubescreamer or Boss Super Overdrive
or Pro Co Rat possibly
even an EQ pedal could shape your lead sound and boost it
Boss EQ or MXR EQ
#7
I use a digitech bad monkey with the gain at zero and the level at max. That boosts the volume enough for me and you also get to boost your treble or bass if you're so inclined.

It's cheap and does the job well enough.
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#8
You can use EQs, ODs and Simple Boosters

I'd personally get an EQ. Because you have more control over the lead tone. Like if you want a bit more top end or something along those lines. You can also use the EQ for alot of different things other than a boost.

I recommend the MXR 10band EQ
#9
a tubescreamer or the BBE boosta grande pedal WONT cause horrible feedback on the lead channel like the distortion pedal does will it? Like with the dist pedal, it will make feedback and hissing sounds soooo bad that you cant even hear me playing. So those 2 pedals wont do that will they?
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#10
i don't know about the solo bost but for the feedback get a compressior pedel that sould help that a lot i thelped me and a couple of my friends
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i don't know about the solo bost but for the feedback get a compressior pedel that sould help that a lot i thelped me and a couple of my friends


Yeah i thought about getting on of those. because if you have ever played a 5150, you would know the feedback is pretty bad at a high volume.... which is at 3. i usually keep the gain on 5, with my input on low gain. yes, 3 is a very loud volume. when we play with the drummer we play have our volumes at three. he used to be a speed metal drummer years back so he hits realllllly hard. feed back isnt so bad at a lower volume tho.
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#13
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I use a digitech bad monkey with the gain at zero and the level at max. That boosts the volume enough for me and you also get to boost your treble or bass if you're so inclined.

It's cheap and does the job well enough.


+1 to this or the MXR boost, I liked them both for boosting

EDIT: the bad monkey could also be used on the clean channel to get some blues on that 5150.

Except I really can't imagine in my head someone playing blues on a 5150...
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