The TS-808 seems unnecessary to me.

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    The TS-808 seems unnecessary to me.

    I'm missing the magic here. It adds noise, and fizz, to the otherwise beastly tone o' the Roadster.

    What are you guys settings? I'm running it direct, (guitar -> 808 -> input). Should I be running it in the loop or something? It seems pointless, because I can essentially do the same thing by turning the presence up.

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    Keep the gain below 9 o'clock, the level all the way up, and the tone around noon. This will tighten up the low end without adding any real "gain".

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    You're basically just using the pedal to compress the signal. Far be it from anyone to use a compressor

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    Actually, one of the main functions is the low end roll-off, which keeps your tone tight and punchy.

    Remember, Chris, that most of the fizz is coming from low volume use. Take that to your drummer's place and crank it, and it will sound radically different.
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    You'll also notice the tightening effect on the low end more at higher volumes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Crooks View Post
    Keep the gain below 9 o'clock, the level all the way up, and the tone around noon. This will tighten up the low end without adding any real "gain".
    I wouldn't set the level to max. Set it to unity - sounds same with it on or off (unless this is meant to be a solo boost/compressor). And definitely run it in front of the amp.
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    I have the gain just above "off", and the level just above noon. The tone is just above or just below noon, depending on the amp, the guitar and my mood.

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    i always have gain compeltely off, tone around noon (mine is "neutral" at ~11:00), and the Level not all the way up (too much for me), but around 2:00 - this is where the Level is just a bit higher than direct and overdrives the input tube for a bit extra compression.

    But mine is DIY moded, so Tone and Level "neutral" settings might be different on yours!

    FWIW: for playing alone i dont use it everytime, but in a band setting it adds just the ultimate cutting-through CHUNK that i love it for!

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