Drive Pedals with Clean channel??

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  1. Will Nova

    Will Nova Member

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    Hi guys. I'm running a BBE green screamer and a nodded TS9 into a 90s Blues Deluxe. The Deluxe has a clean channel and a Drive channel...
    I just got the BBE so I'm trying something new: Keeping the Clean as my base tone and then using the BBE as a Boost and the TS9 as the High Gain...it seems "clearer"...but harder to get feedback... How do you guys stack or add your gains, fuzz or distortion? Thanks! Justin
     
  2. jordane93

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    I like going low gain into high gain. My first gain stage is set for a edge of break up sound. The second stage is set for a gain and volume boost and is my base rhythm tone. My third drive is set for even more gain and volume and I use it for bridge sections of songs or loud sections. if I need to be louder than that, I just kick on my clean boost which is at the end of my drive chain.
     
  3. Will Nova

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    So you are going Clean into 3 separate Drive pedals?
     
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    "Published" rule of thumb is to start with highest gains first. Low gain later in line serve as a boost. Having lower gain first will make your high gains dirtier when stacked. I personally like lower gains first.
     
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    That is correct. 4 if you count my boost pedal.
     
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    I'm in the same camp... I have 5 in my dirt section:

    low > medium > high > muff > boost.

    Whichever pedal is last in the chain is the characteristic your tone will take. So if you put low gain last for boost...and it's a tubescreamer, for example, you'll get that mid hump eq and TS flavor when you kick it off after your higher gain pedals before it. Persoanlly, I like higher gain last because of more saturated compressed dirt when hitting it with lower gains first.
     
  7. Will Nova

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    That's really interesting! So all of you guys are going straight clean into your gain pedals? Or are you putting a clean boost in front?
     
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    Some people put a clean boost in front of their drive pedals to push them harder but I prefer my clean boost to be a clean boost. It's at the end of my drive chain for a straight volume boost with minimum gain added.
     

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