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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 4:07 pm 
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So I've got a peavey ultra 60 head teal strip with Mesa v30 412 boosted with the 808 .

Amp gain 3.8 and the 808 volume up and gain all the way down, now sounds great ,but can't get rid of the slight mid honkey sound ,put a mxr 6 eq in the loop,did not like at all.

So I've got a empress paraeq with 30 db clean boost coming and u can EQ the shizzel outta the sound.

As I like the ultra 60 better then my 5150 2 head,so my question is will the clean boost get my where I need to go,without the 808,or is the 808 still needed to boost and tighten the crunch up for that crispy heavy metal to trash metal goodnness??

Thx for any info...

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 6:05 pm 
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Throw away that Maxon, it degrades the tone and is probably the source of that "honk". Get a high quality clean boost instead, should work much better. Even better than a booster - a quality compressor pedal usually does the best job.

The EQ is not a solution, it shifts the phase of individual freqs and thus degrades the tone, unless it's a $3k+ linear phase EQ like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/WEISS-EQ1-LP-D ... Sw8zNa4Mrg

Another option to think about - get a Triple XXX amp, it needs no extra pedals at all and has a more powerful active EQ. It's a souped-up Ultra basically. I've been using it for a decade or so and will never need another amp, I tried many but they all sound inferior in comparison, even Mesa or Marshalls couldn't touch it shrug Usually easy to find them used for rather small money.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:46 am 
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I tried an EH nano boost pedal and took it right back...super mid range punch and sounded too fuzzy. I guess the MXR boost pedal doesnt colour your tone much though...

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