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Non-boosters: What amps are you using?


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  • #16
    God damn I need an ampeg ss/vh
    Mark iii, unboosted (usually)

    Yes you do, get the SS150, the best of all the Ampegs.


    • #17
      6505 212 combo at home, and 5150 half stack for the band...straight up metal tones!!!
      Peavey ESP DiMarzio

      I get my tubes from should too!!

      Good Transactions


      • #18
        Dual Rectifier into a mills 4x12

        Ultimate sag with tube rectifiers. Sounds massive as hell.
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        • #19
          Mesa Stiletto Deuce and I just recently got a Rivera Knucklehead 100R

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          • #20
            Ever since I got my JCA2112RC my 808 has been collecting dust.
            Live to play LIVE

            Proud member of the Jet Setters (Jet City Lounge)

            My Rig:
            Jet City JCA2112RC

            TU-2 > V-847 > ST2 > Route 808 > DD-3

            Epi Les Paul Std+ (BG dark set)
            Epi '56 Les Paul Goldtop
            Warmoth Musiclander (Invader/'59)


            • #21
              Great posts guys. I've been a big booster for a really long time now, but today I did some major tweaking with my Mark IV. For some reason, I'm afraid to turn my gain too high, so I tend to keep it at a comfortable amount, and boost over the top with an OD with my amp set to triode. Earlier today, I tried leaving the boost off, and turned the gain and drive up a bit, and set it into pentode. My tone had a really good amount of tightness, and being a Mark IV, had plenty of midrange all on its own. I don't know what to think now, the school of thought of how I approach my tone has been shattered. For hard rock, anyhow. For drop tuned metal, I'd probably still use my boost.
              - ESP Original Forest GT
              - Edwards E-LP-98LTS
              - LTD M-1000
              - Seagull S6

              - Mesa/Boogie Mark IV

              - Maxon OD808
              - MXR Smart gate
              - MXR Carbon copy
              - TC Electronic Hall of Fame
              - TC Electronic Polytune


              • #22
                Orange Rockerverb 50.

                I guess I'd say I go for a medium-high gain sound most of the time which doesn't kill the articulation in complex chords and also that isn't so bassy that it competes with a bass guitar because everything has to stand out when you're doing counterpoint. Unfortunately I haven't really even been in a band since I got the damn thing so I don't really know how well that all actually works out in reality.


                • #23
                  Peters Chimera or Hydra. No boost needed. There's a ton of usable gain that doesn't muddy up. Every knob on my Peters is usable in it's full range.


                  • #24
                    Peters Chimera or Hydra. No boost needed. There's a ton of usable gain that doesn't muddy up. Every knob on my Peters is usable in it's full range.

                    Does it also make toast?


                    • #25
                      Einstein; for high gain I go for an 'old school' high gain sound. No drop tunings, hearty mid range and moderate bass and treble. I guess hard rock or 80's/90's metal .
                      Gear: '89 Jackson --> Diezel Einstein combo. Lovetone and Moog pedals.


                      • #26
                        Laney GH50l, i play mostly modern rock and hardcore, tuned to C#.

                        I've never been into boosting, i dont think it sounds as open or as natural, i understand that some amps need boosting but for my style it just doesnt work.
                        Vanquish Mystique Custom
                        Marshall JCM900 4100ri
                        Marshall 1960a
                        Ibanez TS9
                        Ibanez AD9
                        Korg Pitchblack
                        Sanyo Eneloop


                        • #27
                          an amp which require a boost pedal isn't a good amp, Engl here


                          • #28
                            See sig. I like Classic rock/Modern rock tones.
                            Friedman Brown Eye - Bogner 100b XTC - '88 Soldano SLO 100
                            Tom Anderson Hollow Drop Top Classic - EBMM EVH - Les Paul Classic


                            • #29
                              RG100es does the 80's metal and 70's/80's/90's hard rock.. Also .. if you roll off the volume some.. Gives some OK blues tones
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                              • #30
                                Pitbull Ultra Lead into a vader 4x12. USA Jackson King V with duncan invader tuned down to c#. Definitely no boost needed for death metal. Well i use one for leads but thats it.