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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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6505 boost pedal

Hi guys!

I'd like to boost my 6505 combo. I am looking for recommendations for a boost pedal. My top choices so far are Ibanez TS-9 and MXR MC-401.
Your input will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: 6505 boost pedal

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Hi guys!

I'd like to boost my 6505 combo. I am looking for recommendations for a boost pedal. My top choices so far are Ibanez TS-9 and MXR MC-401.
Your input will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
I have had the MC401, nice pedal. The Suhr Koko boost is the best boost pedal I've owned. The mid boost side is crazy cool.


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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-14-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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Re: 6505 boost pedal

Boost a 6505? Have you tried turning the gain up, then using a nice EQ pedal (like the MXR?) with a lower level and EQing a crunchier sound then switching it in to get the low gain sound?

Only reason I say that is that I've tried boosting my old 6505 for laughs and it didn't take to it well. Higher gain settings on the amp sound better than boosted lower gain...
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Re: 6505 boost pedal

Trick is to boost the rhythm channel for tight heavy metal tones. Then use the lead channel unboosted for over the top lead work.
I suggest either a MXR GT-OD or Fulltone OCD.
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I still don't understand why you'd ever need to boost a 6505?! I think we need more info...
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I still don't understand why you'd ever need to boost a 6505?! I think we need more info...
I think you're missing the reason for using boost pedals. They aren't only used for amps that don't have enough gain.
They are also used to change the character and response of an amps gain. Many amps have boat loads of gain, like the 6505, but many players prefer the sound of the amp with it's gain set to "3" and boosted, instead of setting the gain to "8" unboosted.
Some amps also do not stay tight and focused with it's gain dial set high. An OD pedal will reign in the gain and keep it clear, tight and articulate. This is especially necessary when playing fast with alternate picking and start/stop palm muting.
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I think you're missing the reason for using boost pedals. They aren't only used for amps that don't have enough gain.
They are also used to change the character and response of an amps gain. Many amps have boat loads of gain, like the 6505, but many players prefer the sound of the amp with it's gain set to "3" and boosted, instead of setting the gain to "8" unboosted.
Some amps also do not stay tight and focused with it's gain dial set high. An OD pedal will reign in the gain and keep it clear, tight and articulate. This is especially necessary when playing fast with alternate picking and start/stop palm muting.
You don't know if I'm missing the point, this is why I'm asking for more info.

Very aware of OD/Boost pedals thanks...
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You don't know if I'm missing the point, this is why I'm asking for more info.

Very aware of OD/Boost pedals thanks...
Easy there.....
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Lol, gotta love forums.
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Re: 6505 boost pedal

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I think you're missing the reason for using boost pedals. They aren't only used for amps that don't have enough gain.
They are also used to change the character and response of an amps gain. Many amps have boat loads of gain, like the 6505, but many players prefer the sound of the amp with it's gain set to "3" and boosted, instead of setting the gain to "8" unboosted.
Some amps also do not stay tight and focused with it's gain dial set high. An OD pedal will reign in the gain and keep it clear, tight and articulate. This is especially necessary when playing fast with alternate picking and start/stop palm muting.
Excellent point! This exactly is the reason I'd like to get a boost pedal. I am currently using MXR M-108 as a booster but it is a little noisy when used with higher volume. To my ears 6505's green channel sounds much better with gain 5-6 and about 6-10 dB boost. Much better, tighter tone. 6505 is quite bright and can sound harsh when pushed beyond gain of 6 with some pickups. However, I know tone is subjective and see no problem with people using high preamp gain, it just didn't work very well for me.

As I stated initially my dilemma is choosing between a clean boost and an overdrive.
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Re: 6505 boost pedal

Friend of mine uses a BB Preamp for that, sounds awesome. Gives a nice contrast to the usual Peaveyness, and from my experience seems to mix well with most amps. By that, I mean I've tried OD/Boost pedals before that are really picky, and only really come to life with a couple of amps.

This is the kinda thing you really gotta try a load of, lol.
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Re: 6505 boost pedal

maxon OD !
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-22-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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Re: 6505 boost pedal

I have used the Wylde OD, Keeley Modded Sparkle Drive, and a Cool Cat Transparent OD. With my 6505, I tended to like the Keeley the most. I think most of the pedals people have been mentioning would sound good. They are all great pedals.
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