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    6505 tube screamer

    for those of you who have followed me im keeping my 6505+ and im very happy with it, but I have questions. I see lot of people using mxr 10 band eq's. So would getting one help the sound? I have a good sound, its just missing something but I just cant pinpoint it. Maybe i'm just used to the sound of jcm's. Also I see lot of people using boosts like tube screamers and such...does this help by adding more gain? would it help? im just trying to reach the perfect sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesdolecek View Post
    im just trying to reach the perfect sound
    oh, is that all you're doing?

    3 years and 40 grand later, we'll see if you found it yet.

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    and your point?

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    Maxon od808 is the best. Put it in front. Skip the eq.

    The od is used for changing what hits the front of the amp to make it tighter. I don't use any of the overdrive from it and don't really boost the level much either.
    Last edited by Axonic Rot; 03-20-2013 at 04:57 AM.

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    I used an MXR GT-OD to boost my 6505+ and was amazing.

    I tried tube screamers and other OD's but the GT-OD was the best for the 6505+.

    It tightens the low end thickens the mids (without being to overbearing) and added some nice saturation.

    An EQ is basically to shape the tone a little more by choosing which frequencies you want to boost/cut.

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    I like putting an eq in the loop... for leads, turn it in for a mid boost, maybe a slight volume boost with its output adjustment. Could roll back the treble to offset the added beef so I don't kill ears .... a loy of flexibility w/o needed to switch channels

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    Dude, you have to have a boost. It will tighten shit up.
    Confront and Cry

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    See if you can hunt out a used Bloody Murder. Best thing I've done. Beats the TS9 I had.


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