Thread revival. I’ve had this amp awhile...but never really played it much. Normally play through the deluxe reverb.
it IS really a great little amp. I initially didn’t know how to dial it in. I keep the boost off, gain low and use pedals for crunch. Just enough reverb when it’s maxed out...
Underrated delay. Really nice delay with some great features.
Cons: had terrible reliability. I’ve had 3 all up. All have had weird probs. Plus I still the buffer seems to overly add too much presence.
currently got an Ibanez mini delay. Hasn’t got the same mojo.
Don’t discount the Tender Octaver. You may have tried a V2 one. I have a V1 and a micro log at the same time and found it to be every bit as good. Not a good as a Full sized pog though!
I think there is even a V3 out now? V2 appeared when there was a copyright claim on the V1.
I run my Manx with the gain almost all the way off, tone neutral and only slightly volume boosted.
It’s a really great fat overdrive sound and still heavy enough for QOTSA type tones. Plus I can stack a fuzz face into it. Fuzz on fuzz...need i say more
The BOG fuzz won't give you that true 'rolled back' tone that we all love. Some even refuse to call the BOG fuzz a fuzz face. I think the circuit is from an octavia (minus the upper octave).
The germ should get you there in spades though.