Amp tone controls do exactly what you ask! If you want a little more body you can raise the amp gain. I think that a lot of pedal quests would end with a little amp tweak
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I like to have the Saturation side set around 1:00-2:00 and the volume right at unity and guitar volume knob around 7, then i can add a little bit if "fur" by turning up guitar volume. Yes, it does compress but i tend to like the way it does. And i find it does a good job of marrying whatever effects i have before it too. You could also try it earlier in the chain to see if that works better for you. I used to have it try after my Fuzz (Q-tron >> Fuzz >> Deco >> everything else) and really liked what it did for me there too.I have a deco, and I find it compresses things too much. How would you recommend I set it? I would love to find a place for it in my chain. Typically I just play it when I want the tape effects. I know it has way more utility than that. I just haven't found a place for it in my signal chain.
I hear tell Robert Fripp has (and uses) his SHO every stinking nork....er, night.Back in the day when I had a big ol’ pedalboard, I had a ZVEX SHO that was always on, set at or just above unity gain. It added a little bit of fullness and sparkle to the sound. One of my fav pedals of all time.
I use this as well, one of the few pieces of gear that actually exceeded the hype IMHO. I bought the MXR version first and was pretty underwhelmed, it's OK but nothing amazing. Then I got this pedal and it was a night and day difference between this and the MXR, it really makes a significant difference, I have mine on all the time, absolutely love it.