Getting the Overdrive/Boost section to act like an OD pedal

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  1. Swmorgan77

    Swmorgan77 Member

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    I'm wondering how to set this up in my AA6 to get the best results. I'm accustomed to using both TS and SD-1 pedals to boost the front end of my amp (both for clean and dirty channels on the amp). Typically when I do that I set the pedal up to be a bit louder than unity gain, so it boosts the front end, rather than relying only on pedal drive.

    Would it be correct to use the "boost" module of the AA6 in the same way, by going above 0.0 db on the boost module, or is that simply adding volume to the chain? It seems like it isn't getting the same result, and I'm getting better results just keeping that module at 0.0 and using the "drive" of the pedal.
     
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    Theoretically, the 'boost' parameter should give the same result.

    That being said, I'm not generally all that fond of the 'boost' section in the AA. I usually just use the 'clean boost' option in it and get the drive from the amp model. That and I have analog drives as well as Line 6 HX Stomp drives in front.
     
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    Thanks. Yeah I like the sound of the TS into a clean fender channel, but I"m not really getting the sort of results I'm used to with the "overdrive" (SD-1) into dirty Marshalls. I use a real SD-1, and it's just not having a similar effect. Maybe I'll give my real pedals a try in front of the AA6.
     
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    Keep in mind that the Tone control on all of the Boost models is a High Pass Filter (low cut).
    When the Tone is set all the way down to 0%, no lows are cut. The higher you turn
    up this value, the more low frequencies are cut.
    The LEVEL parameter still drives the front of the AMP model, but does not add output volume.
    Jace
     
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    Well I was about to give up on all the dirt effects, but this nugget of info set me right. I set the tone to 10% and now the Screamer isn't screaming .
     
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