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what do you do when you want a clean tone?

I noticed the new Maxon OD808 i got adds some dirt to the sound even with the gain at 0.

Any ideas? :)
 

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'Too much' =/= 2 pedals. 'Too much' is turning off tremolo, delay and a filter pedal while changing channel and adding in my tubescreamer.

Man up. :flex: :lol:
 

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'Too much' =/= 2 pedals. 'Too much' is turning off tremolo, delay and a filter pedal while changing channel and adding in my tubescreamer.

Man up. :flex: :lol:
Dude i honestly have a hard time switching channels and playing guitar at the same time :rofl:
 

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It's not transparent. If it were, you wouldn't have gotten it, right? :)
 

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It's not transparent. If it were, you wouldn't have gotten it, right? :)
Well that's a good point, :rofl:

Just wondering if there was some tip for using it so it doesn't kill your clean channel.
 

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You may be able to dial your guitar's volume back a bit. The Maxon is pretty transparent in that it doesn't color the tone, just pushes it hard. Give it a shot.
 

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What I usually do is turn off the Tubescreamer a few seconds before I actually have to switch to my clean channel. As long as you have the level on the pedal set to match the volume on your amp, nobody in the audience will notice if you lose a little bit of gain for a second on the tail end of a chord. That way you take care of it ahead of time and don't have to tap dance to hit the TS and your amp's foot switch at the same time.
 

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This is one of the things i loved about using my G-System. I could use it to switch channels on the amp and turn off the Tube Screamer loop simultaneously.
 

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get some rack gear and lose the pedals. Otherwise without controlled loops you're probably going to be doing some tap dancing.
 

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What I usually do is not even use a tube screamer/OD. I feel that once you get up to a "live" volume, they are pretty useless and just rob you of the tonez!
 

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Stomp loop of my RP1k, though it's only used for soloing now. :lol:
 

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What I usually do is turn off the Tubescreamer a few seconds before I actually have to switch to my clean channel. As long as you have the level on the pedal set to match the volume on your amp, nobody in the audience will notice if you lose a little bit of gain for a second on the tail end of a chord. That way you take care of it ahead of time and don't have to tap dance to hit the TS and your amp's foot switch at the same time.
best answer its what i do
 

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You could use your Axe-FX for the boost->preamp->effects part of your chain, and only the power amp section of your real amp. But I guess that defeats the purpose of having a tube amp head?
Or you could use the Axe FX wired up in 4-cable-method.
 
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