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A guestion of GAIN

Post by dmraco » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:31 am

Just wondering how much more GAIN the TA-30 has over the TA-15 withthe addition of the GAIN BOOST? For me I love my 15 and do not miss reverb or the loop. Power is plenty. But I would like some more gain at times for solos or a "chug-chug" metal type song. I have added an OD pedal to my effects and it works nicely when needed.

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Re: A guestion of GAIN

Post by Gtr_Pkr » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:06 pm

MXR Fullbore Metal will get you a "chug-chug" sound for sure. It's also the swiss army knife of adjusting the mids of your sound! Try it out if you can. :mrgreen:
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Re: A guestion of GAIN

Post by phyrexia » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:27 pm

Signs are pointing to electradyne red channel or stilettoish levels of gain with the boost pulled out.
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Re: A guestion of GAIN

Post by dmraco » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:44 pm

Gtr_Pkr wrote:MXR Fullbore Metal will get you a "chug-chug" sound for sure. It's also the swiss army knife of adjusting the mids of your sound! Try it out if you can. :mrgreen:

using a MXR zakk wylde now...I may give the fullbore a shot

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Re: A guestion of GAIN

Post by guitardr » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:19 pm

phyrexia wrote:Signs are pointing to electradyne red channel or stilettoish levels of gain with the boost pulled out.
A quick amen and when a Radial Hot British pedal is used to "slam the front end": it's almost too much gain (LOL).
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Re: A guestion of GAIN

Post by HaggertysMusic » Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:30 pm

I think the pull gain is very subtle, slight increase in gain, and more than anything changes the feel of the amp a bit... but it's not this huge boost in saturation, like kicking on an OD. More like a mild level boost.

Stiletto levels of gain?!?! Not on the ones I've played!
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Re: A guestion of GAIN

Post by phyrexia » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:25 pm

HaggertysMusic wrote:I think the pull gain is very subtle, slight increase in gain, and more than anything changes the feel of the amp a bit... but it's not this huge boost in saturation, like kicking on an OD. More like a mild level boost.

Stiletto levels of gain?!?! Not on the ones I've played!
Well you guys got them before we did :o I am just going from what others have said. :lol:
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Re: A guestion of GAIN

Post by MBJunkie » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:56 pm

I agree with Don's assessment.

The biggest benefit I find from the boost circuit in Ch2 is that it adds some nice sustain. I find this feature especially useful when playing leads with guitars equipped with single coils.

I do find the "marshallesque" sounds available in Ch2 Hi-1 to be excellent with or without the boost feature!

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