Heartbreaker: Love vs Lust (Highest gain?)

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JohnFox
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Heartbreaker: Love vs Lust (Highest gain?)

Post by JohnFox » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:35 pm

Hello
1st time poster with a burning question.
Which channel on the Heartbreaker has the highest gain, Love or Lust?
I've gone back and forth with this and searched through he forums for opinions.
mrmax wrote:
"I use the Love channel for dirt and the Lust channel for clean."
http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.ph ... artbreaker

So I'm asking all Heartbreaker users out there, what do you think and which channel do you use for your high gain setting?

Thank you

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Re: Heartbreaker: Love vs Lust (Highest gain?)

Post by the recluse » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:59 pm

I find that the Lust channel has higher gain but is more compressed than the Love channel on Hi Gain mode. Either way, I think you really need to get the master volume up to get the most out of the Heartbreaker.

I just got a set of 6V6 tubes for mine to try and do just that at slightly less ear shredding volume.

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Re: Heartbreaker: Love vs Lust (Highest gain?)

Post by JohnFox » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:22 am

the recluse wrote:I find that the Lust channel has higher gain but is more compressed than the Love channel on Hi Gain mode. Either way, I think you really need to get the master volume up to get the most out of the Heartbreaker.

I just got a set of 6V6 tubes for mine to try and do just that at slightly less ear shredding volume.
Appreciate the comments recluse, I do wish the Heartbreakers had a 25/5 watt switch like some other Boogies, i do have it set on 60 watts tho.
Any other thoughts from other Heartbreaker users?

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Re: Heartbreaker: Love vs Lust (Highest gain?)

Post by Monsta-Tone » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:17 pm

Put some EL34's in the amp
Set to Tweed voltage, Curvaceous, 100 watts
Crank it!

I've got 6V6's in mine right now, but I think this amp really needs EL's to sound it's best.
Elvis said.......
Amp techs do get shocked. :shock:

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