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GrabtharsHammer
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202 posts since 7 Apr, 2016, from B√ľnde, Germany

Postby GrabtharsHammer; Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:52 am Finding the right balance between Amp Gain and Overdrive Pedal

Hi guys,

I was wondering how you find the right balance between the amp (sim) gain and the overdrive pedal gain/volume. Any tips?

For example - I'm currently using Thermionik Marshland 800 and TSE 808 or PA's greenscreamer (should be replaced by one of Kazrog's new plugins on Monday...). Palm mutes begin to get a little muddy with the Marshland when Gain is set to 10 o'clock although overall saturation and sustain are still lacking. So I add one of the overdrive pedal emulations to increase saturation and tightness. But I am still a little unsure about finding the right balance between the tubescreamer emulation's gain and volume knobs and the Marshland's gain. How do you guys dial in the right balance?
Eleventh
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279 posts since 1 Dec, 2012

Postby Eleventh; Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:09 am Re: Finding the right balance between Amp Gain and Overdrive Pedal

I usually keep the tube screamer drive knob pretty low, so the attacks don't get mushy. The pedal's output is just clean gain I think? So it doesn't matter if you use that or the amps input gain to drive further (AFAIK).
Vasya Mishchenko
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68 posts since 1 Aug, 2014

Postby Vasya Mishchenko; Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:05 am Re: Finding the right balance between Amp Gain and Overdrive Pedal

^ This. And I normally use my ears for that matter lol. Just set the drive to 0. Play around with tone and volume/gain knobs on the pedal. Good luck!
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Topeznor
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203 posts since 18 Jun, 2015

Postby Topeznor; Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:04 pm Re: Finding the right balance between Amp Gain and Overdrive Pedal

Drive = 0
Tone, Level = Start from 50% and tweak to taste.
Jotunbjorn
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2 posts since 27 May, 2016

Postby Jotunbjorn; Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:09 am Re: Finding the right balance between Amp Gain and Overdrive Pedal

You could try decreasing the tube screamer's input gain for extra clarity.

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