More Deluxe from my Deluxe ?

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  1. Mase

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    Hi Folks,
    Just got a new single channel 5e3 amp .


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    I have a SD-1 and a Rat, but they seem too much for this type of amp.
    What do you guys suggest for a boost, for the rare occasion I play a solo ?
     
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    Keep the gain knobs on one or both pedals below 50%.

    try this (the joyo can be good all on its own as a pedal into a clean amp too, and about $30 new):



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  3. Obelisk

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    I would go with a treble boost pedal. I don't know the prices down under, but I have been loving my Keeley Time Machine Boost. It's like having two pedals in one(a clean boost and a treble boost). They go for cheap on the used market. At any rate there are many other boost pedals currently available on the market. A good graphic eq could also work to boost a lead. This video gives an overview of a few different types drive pedals. Though I loathe them for other reasons, a Klon type pedal might be what you are looking for. There is a Klone in the video. They do work great for boosting an already overdriven amp.

     
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    Might also help to know what genre(s) you play the most; different styles tend to lead to different choices. Is your avatar guitar (2 humbucker tele) what you'd be wanting to boost?
     
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    How high are you running it for your rhythm parts?
     
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    All it needs is some reverb and tremolo: IMG_4018.JPG
     
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    Ditch the pedals and turn up the amp. Ride your volume pot.
     
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    With a 5e3 you have a ton of gain on tap, all you should need to do is roll the volume up and down to add or remove overdrive.
     
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    The Sd-1's built in low cut is good for keeping bass notes from getting flubby. You might be using too much drive. Try a low drive setting and boosting the level.
     
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    Boss FA-1 style (BYOC DIY, Dano Billion Dollar Boost), lots of gain, bass/treble and a low cut switch. Sounds great on everything I've tried, Fender to Orange to Vox. Can't wait to use one with my 5E3 build when completed.
     
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    I love the SD-1. It's my favorite pedal but, it's a one trick pony (to me) The way I have always used it is to set the volume at noon, the tone at 11 ish, and the gain at 9 o'clock. What I want is the tone shaping and an ever so slight volume boost and a bit of compression. This admittedly helps a blackface more than a tweed. Depending on how hard you plan on pushing a tweed, a Rangemaster varient may do what you need. Don't dismiss the old Dynacomp if you want to stay old school country with a slight bit of edge. My. 02.
     
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    70s rock>80s punk and the kind of guitar bands played on "College Radio" in the 90s, what we in Oz called Indie rock.

    I use two Teles', the one in my avatar, and another with slightly hot single coils.
     
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    Loud enough to keep up with a moderately loud drummer.

    The amp has a fair bit of natural overdrive, so its already pretty dirty for rhythm.
     
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    Cheers Jvin
     
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    If you're already running it pretty high, a boost might only get you more gain and compression. Are we talking 6, 8, 10, or 12 on the dial?
     
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    About 8 , beyond that it doesn't get any louder, just more overdriven.
     
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    I am a bit puzzled as to why the SD-1 wouldn't work for you. Turn down the gain enough and it's basically a clean boost.

    That suggests a clean boost isn't what you want. For this reason, I'd recommend trying a TS9/tubescreamer style pedal. It's old fashioned/not sexy, but that mid bump really does work well for a pushbutton lead boost. If you want to cut through, this is a good way to go.

    I also agree that a treble booster is also worth a look if you like bright.
     
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  18. Mase

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    You may well be right.
    I haven't had this type of amp before and I know some pedals work better with some amps than others, I'm looking for opinions like yours to give me a starting point rather than taking a punt and buying an unknown online.
     
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    Sure. God knows we've all been there. But I think you'll get better suggestions if you could provide a bit more information. What exactly do you mean when you say "too much"? Too much gain? Too much treble? Too much bass? The more specific you can be, the better the advice is gonna be.
     
  20. teletimetx

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    Ok, thanks. In that range, you got enough overdrive already available from the 5e3 that I can see why the Rat might be too much, but the SD-1 might be usable.
    One approach might be to go with a Klon-like "transparent" OD, stacked into your SD-1. No need to spend too much - something like a Soul Food or the DOD OD-250 reissue.
    You can then add just enough gain from the SD-1 to get the flavor you want and use the Soul Food as a boost.
    For me, stacking pedals has worked very well; the video in post #2, from our colleague @jvin248 is a good demo of that idea, IMO.
    One other idea, given your interest in 80's - 90's would be to add a chorus pedal to work with the SD-1.
    I have an SD-1 on my small pedalboard and it's worked very well for me with both BF and SF fender amps.
     
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