DSL CR1 needs help

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  1. jerkface

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    I am thinking of buying a real tube distortion pedal as the amp needs a little more something!! I want to keep it to real tubes as the amp is tube. Any ideas???
     
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    you don't need a distortion pedal, get an overdrive, that will push the 1st tube on the DSL...
     
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    TC-E Spark Boost or Boss SD-1

    And :welcome: to the forum
     
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  4. jerkface

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    thank you. Good advice.
     
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  5. jerkface

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    Was thinking pedal with real tube in it. ty for advice.
     
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    Clean boost the front end with a ts9 or sd1,..all level, no drive ..tone to taste..or an eq pedal.. No need for another tube. trust us. We've been through a million of these things.:)
     
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    Overdrive or EQ will get you there. Tube pedals are a gimmick IMO.
     
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    Boosting the front end tightens things up..and pushes the preamp into a tad more natural overdrive. However, I have the DSL1HR, and have more speaker options at my disposal, my favorite with this amp is a jensen falcon 40 10". Fwiw Most low watt combos that I have come into contact with suffered from the size/ choice of the speaker, and there's not much you can do about that really, except use a different speaker. I think they should have put a bit more thought into the speakers in these little combos.
     
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    Well put Gunner !!!
     
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  10. jerkface

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    ok ty i love channel 9 on my CODE amp. I was hoping for a little more with dsl.
     
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  11. jerkface

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    spark says add after distortion??
     
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  12. jerkface

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    I adjusted the eq and gain on amp. wow! Its my first tube amp and just adjusting eq does alot to change sound! I ordered spark boost. Thanks for advice on forums Im a newbie tube amp owner.
     
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  13. jerkface

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    I ordered spark ty for advice.
     
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  14. jerkface

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    I ordered spark. how plug in??
     
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    Between your guitar and amp. I have not used the spark. I use a TS9 tubescreamer.
     
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    I think DSL1 CR has a loop.
    Try it there first :agreed:
     

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