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Tubescreamer: Green mini. Gain at 3 o'clock, tone at 11. All other positions tested as well
EQ: First 3 low frequency sliders down 5db, all others flat.
Guitar controls: Middle selector; Tone at middle but all positions experimented with.
Guitar with P90s: Sublime Tomcat.
Amp: "Does it actually sound close to a real Fender Bassman - you'd be in no position to know." Fender rep at music store put it through its paces and declared that my amp ran rings around Fender's reissue. That's all I know. "Clear" meant no hint of coloring. Not my original description. Others have said it.
Booster: TC Electronics Spark. Boost at 10pm.
"And could have told you the Behringer EQ pedal was a noisy dud. And you didn't need it if the EQ controls on your amp were working correctly." You didn't ask and I didn't contact you before buying it.
No EQ on the amp per se other than the treb/mid/and bass controls. Presence at minimum. Using Normal input. No difference with the Bright input.
A lot of this is moot as the EQ is winging its way back to Sweetwater.
And do I dare mention that the MXR Dyna Comp compressor is ahead of the booster and OD? I didn't always have this pedal, though.
Underwear: Red briefs.
You must be a lawyer (solicitor). I'm a retired software engineer. I guess I would have asked all the Spanish Inquisition-like questions as well. And my answers will still not be sufficient, I believe. Oh, well...
If you want that Boston sound, find yourself one of those Rockman half-space rack units with the chorus/overdrive.
With a Bassman you should be able to get a really great overdrive without any pedal. Just turn it up.
Bassman amps are famous for their grind and fat overdrive.
If it is too loud you could check out a power attenuator.
Yes, I can see the addiction. Eventually I will get something I like. Trick is not not let the wife know I'm spending our retirement savings on OD pedals. She already noticed my minimal board and asked about each one. Well see... Oh, I rotate the briefs color regularly.Obviously, it's the red briefs and the Tube Screamer that are the problem. With that combo, you can only play Christmas songs!
And don't worry about wise spending on overdrives, it is an addiction with no cure. I probably have 15-20 ODs and rotate them in and out of the batting order at will. But the Blues Driver and OCD are often in play. Oh, and I stack them. My typical floorboard has 4 overdrives and I sometimes use all 4 at simultaneously.
Not laughing because I don't know enough about this stuff to have an opinion (yet).Everyone is going to laugh but The Boss Metal Zone will also work for what you're going for. If you are subtle with the adjustments it really delivers a warm and fat overdrive. Yes you can push it into 1980s metal distortion too but there is a lot of room for adjustments on this pedal. I used to use it all of the time when all I had was a Fender Frontman amp. The Boss Metal Zone - "the stone the builders rejected..."
Yes, it's very nice over there. Once in a while we venture out towards the Gulf. Haven't been out that way for a couple of months now, but it is lovely there. Dunedin is such a nice little town with all the shops and restaurants and the trail. Yup, we live for this time of the year. Sometimes I do miss the snow, but I forget that we hated to shovel it and drive in it. From NJ originally.Sorry to interject off topic here; but Imolter54, I see you're listed as in Tampa. We LOVE the whole St. Pete/Clearwater/Tampa area and back in April, we bought a condo over in Dunedin, just a short walk from the water, not too far from the causeway over to Honeymoon Island. It's our little getaway vacation spot for now, eventually will probably retire there in the not too distant future. That whole area is beautiful and the winter weather there is stellar!
We were actually planning on coming down there this weekend and staying for the week, but we had something come up and won't have a chance again to get there again until probably April. Snow and/or ice is predicted here in NC this weekend.
Bummer. I hate snow and ice.