Favorite boosts/ODs with Archon?

boardn10

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Sounds good.
I'll use my EQ as you use your Silver Horse.
I used boosts up front but in thr end, I found an EQ did the same thing, with more versatility.
The XTC Midrange modified Boss EQ is an example. Same with my Modest Mike's modded EQ. Got rid of my other boost and ODs, replaced with EQ pedals.
I use the Friedman Boost and KSR Eros in thr same way.
 

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We had rehearsal today and I ran the Archon 100 gain at between noon and 1:00 or so. I saw guys running higher but I didn't try.
 

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Despite already having great dity tone, I think Archon will shines even better with a nice od pedal in front of it. After many od pedals have come and gone, I think I prefer Free The Tone SOV Matt Scofield the most for being incredibly organic, tube-like overdriven tone.

Recently sold the SD 805 due to it's bland, lacks of tonal liveliness.

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Very nice!

Isn't the 805 a boost and the Free the Tone an OD?
My boosts are Friedman Buxom Boost and KSR Eros Boost/EQ.
I don't have any ODs, although I want to try the Revv G2. Supposedly good as an amp in the box or OD.
The Archon has massive gain, so I would only use the OD for some variety.
 

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How do you like the mix with the Archon? I have V30s but normally blend with other speakers.
 

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I've also gotten good mileage out of the Archon without any extra boosts in front- it's plenty tight without any extra help, in my experience.

Exactly. Many choose OD's the cut bottom off to tighten up their amps. That is not needed with the Archon because the depth control more than handles that!
 

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But an OD or boost adds a feel and sound sculpting I don't get with thr amp alone.
That said, I love the to r either way.
I prefer an amp with massive bottom so you can sculpt with a pedal. But the Depth is awesome on it. :)
 

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How old is your Mesa? I hear people say the old Mesa cabs have better speakers than new Mesa cabs.

I have every variety of V30, you can imagine and they all sound similar.

Had it since '07.
 
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