getting a little more volume

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getting a little more volume

Unread post by jimmyC » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:54 pm

Has anyone tried a clean boost in front of the amp?
I use the amp for my Wed & Fri night gig accompanying local guitarist/singer at resort on Maui, it is plenty loud enough for small bar/patio gigs. Has anyone run a boost in front to give it just another bit of output? For kicks I ran some POD models through the FLAT channel and you can get a bit more output by adjusting the various levels. I've also run my "big gig" pedal board through the flat channel - but that defeats the simplicity - trying to keep it clean/easy & simple...but still get just a tad more output.
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Re: getting a little more volume

Unread post by Buzzard » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:56 pm

jimmyC wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:54 pm
Has anyone tried a clean boost in front of the amp?
I use the amp for my Wed & Fri night gig accompanying local guitarist/singer at resort on Maui, it is plenty loud enough for small bar/patio gigs. Has anyone run a boost in front to give it just another bit of output? For kicks I ran some POD models through the FLAT channel and you can get a bit more output by adjusting the various levels. I've also run my "big gig" pedal board through the flat channel - but that defeats the simplicity - trying to keep it clean/easy & simple...but still get just a tad more output.
Hi Jimmy, that's an interesting idea, but it certainly won't extend the life of your amp.

Any amp can be boosted. :wink: but you must be careful, since you're basically planning to go beyond max volume.

If you use the FLAT setting, you can max the master, set the gain to whatever level you want, including bass, middle and treble.
If you also throw a booster pedal between your guitar and amp, you will get more volume, but I will not recommend it.
Even though you use FLAT setting you're likely to get some distortion and your speakers are at risk.

The proper way to get more volume is hooking up to a PA system, or get a more powerful amp.

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Re: getting a little more volume

Unread post by Les Turnbull » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:22 pm

I use a Fender mini compressor pedal for lead clean boost but If you need the extra volume all the time then I agree with others on the bigger amp or use the PA ,
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Re: getting a little more volume

Unread post by Artie » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:40 pm

Keep in mind that 10 watts, (5W + 5W), is the max that this amp can produce regardless of what you place in front of it. Also, the "amp" chip could be hidden under a very small postage stamp. I really wouldn't want to push its limits.
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