Volume Boost for Lead

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  1. MDGSydney

    MDGSydney Member

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    Hi . - I have a patch that I use for a lot of songs but on one I need the boost to be loud.

    It never seems to be loud enough using the clean boost settings.

    Any suggestions welcome - what an I doing wrong?
     
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    Hi,

    Have you tried raising the reverb volume ? (with the reverb at the end of the signal chain)
     
  3. David-R

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    You can add a graphic equalizer at the end of your chain and just boost the overall volume, not individual frequencies. You can set this to engage when you engage the boost.
     
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    If you're trying to boost your leads using the Boost block (i.e., in front of the amp), you might try using a PEQ block at the very end of your signal chain set to Gain Only (I think that's what he setting is called). Given the amount of gain available, I'd be shocked if you couldn't achieve what you're after.

    And then I saw @David-R already said essentially the same thing.

    Never mind, as you were.

    Joe
     
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    Thanks for the tips - will give it a go!
     
  6. MDGSydney

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    Thanks David - Is there a trick to having it engage when you engage the boost?
     
  7. JoeInOttawa

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    If you have assigned the boost to a switch, you can use the same Footswitch tab/map to assign the EQ on/off to the same switch.
     
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    Hi Joe - how do I do thjis - I'm a total newbie - pictures would help.

    Thanks
     
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    See the attached screen shot.
    You need to set the MODE to PRESET ASSIGN
    for the foot switch you want to use.
    Here's an example of how it works:
    FOOT SWTICHES

    PRESET ASSIGN mode:

    This allows you to turn on/off multiple effects with one foot switch.

    And the on/off assignments can be different for each preset.

    So for example on preset 1 you can have foot switch 1 turn on Chorus and compressor but turn off reverb.

    On preset 2 you can have foot switch 1 turn on echo and boost.

    First select the preset you want to use.

    On the FOOTSWITCH tab of the editor select the foot switch that you want to assign.

    Set it's mode to PRESET ASSIGN.

    Select one or more FX in that foot switch column to be turned on/off with that foot switch for that preset. Once you've made the assignment, go back to the EDIT tab and click SAVE in the upper right of the screen.

    Do this for every preset where you want to use foot switches this way.
     

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    Great Thanks!
     
  11. JoeInOttawa

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    Thanks for jumping in, @Jace Nuzback . Been offline and in the real world for a couple of days. This is more fun.
     
  12. NelsonP

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    I just make a copy of the preset and then pump up the volume in the amp block.

    Then I might add a tube screamer boost and either save it on the next preset or on a +5 offset.
     
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    I got a cool idea from the AA6 manual. Put a patch cable in the loop, and then set the "return" volume of your effects loop to +3 db. Then you can assign a footswitch to "loop enable" and it becomes a +3db volume boost.
     
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    'That's the way I've been doing it since I got mine. Handy if I need more (or less) boost for all my sounds at any show as it's a global setting.
     
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