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  1. #1

    Join Date: Jan 2013
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    adding pedals

    I have a 6505+ with no pedals at this point and I have seriously been considering adding a mxr 10 band,maxon,tube screamer and a sonic stomp. what do you think?

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    Why not?

    I have a 6505+ and IMO it doesn't need a boost, but to each their own.

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    not looking to boost with the ts, just looking to tighten up the sound

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    That's what they have a reputation for. I'd say do it! Find a used Tube Screamer if you can, so if you don't like it you can sell it for no loss.

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    Join Date: Mar 2013
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    I'd skip the sonic stomp unless you've already tried one and loved it, but I'd definitely recommend the other two. I do like the MXR 6 band EQ also, though. It's a good option to explore.

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    Yeah man, go for it. A tube screamer will do exactly what you want. Plus with an MXR 10-band I think you'll be very pleased, it'll give you more access to different parts of your tone and you can tweak to your heart's delight...

    ...Or you know, to Lord Satan's delight depending on how metal you are. :P
    Ibanez RG2228, RGD2127Z, RGA121 // Fractal Audio AxeFX II // Avatar V30 2x12

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    Fuck the Maxon. Get the TS9DX if you're buying new. Same exact components as the original TS, sans a different input impedance, and selectable bass boost (in case you want to try it as a full saturated overdrive, not a tightness filter).
    Making metal every night and day.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    ME: Ibanez 540PIIM
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    MXR 10 Band: I've never ever once found myself wanting or needing an EQ but to each their own!

    Maxon Tubescreamer: I used to runa boost but don't any more - I found my sound has a lot more primal brutality and it fills the mix nicely without one, but fair enough. If you do decide to use one, buy an Ibanez TS7 Tone Lok. They can be had very very cheap and give you the basic tubescreamer vibe for not much coin, and if you decide you don't like it you can flip it quickly!

    BBE Sonic Stomp: Not even once.
    "W yn shn y zhī, shn y xng.
    Tiān xi m nng zhī, m nng xng." - Lao Tse - my band.

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