Not for me. I use it as a boost and with a blend knob I get the bloom without the squish. Generates more sustain so less need for drive compression.The sole purpose of a compressor is to reduce dynamics. If you're gonna set it up so as not to do that, why do you need one?
Yep.i mean how many people use a pedal as a part of their "base" sound, rather than just the amp. and I'm not talking about reverb, slapback delay, or the like. i mean something that you use to warm up/gain up the amp in some way.
i've been trying this out with a klon lately. it's good, but seems to add too much mids for this purpose, and there's a bit too much gain (i turn down the gain, but the resulting sound is either too weak or too similar to the just-amp tone as to make it not worth it). i know the klon is known mainly as a kickass solo boost, but i don't solo enough to justify a $400 pedal...
anyway, just curious to hear if people like using a pedal to warm up their base amp tone. if you do have one, why and how exactly do you use it? are there any pedals good for warming up the tone without a change in gain?