I recently had a chance to plug into my friends new Peavey 6505 combo. I really liked the lead channel tone, that warm, compressed tone with more than enough gain on tap. Now, I also like my amps lead tone ( Peavey Bravo) but mine is much more "open" sounding gain. I have always used a boost in front ( either a DS-1 or SD-1 ) with good results. Now after trying out the 6505, I wanted to try add some of that compressed sound to my tone, so I put my old Metal Zone on the board, turned the gain off, and tweaked the eq to taste. Its really not to bad as a boost, but... you can still hear the harshness that pedal is known for. So I was just wondering if any of you out there could suggest a pedal that would add that sort of compression, provide the boost to push my amp, but not add the ****** coating. Any feedback would be great. I had thought about the Mesa Flux Five?