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what the point of a tube screamer?

Post by jpish0t » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:00 pm

i know what it does, and i know the use of it i just want to know in what application can it be usefull in when you have pedals such as eq's, boosts, line drivers, distortion boxes.
im running a mxr 10 band eq, a zvex box of rock and a mxr cae line booster, into a dual terror, can someone explain to me where would the tube screamer go in this?
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Re: what the point of a tube screamer?

Post by Randy Bass » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:05 pm

It would go into your Fender :D . I don't see why you'd use it with a Box of Rock, or with an Orange at all for that matter.
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Re: what the point of a tube screamer?

Post by jpish0t » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:11 pm

well, with the setup i have now? is there a point to it?
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Re: what the point of a tube screamer?

Post by Nork » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:12 pm

ya, that doesn't make much sense. you've got it's use covered.
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Re: what the point of a tube screamer?

Post by irish_admiral » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:13 pm

It's just a different flavour overdrive. Pay your money & take your choice. All depends what style you're playing as to whether it will stay on your board.

Have you tried one? Do you like it? More than what you've got?

Most overdrive are loosely based around Tubescreamers, so it doesn't have to say Tubescreamer on the can to sound like one.
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Re: what the point of a tube screamer?

Post by jpish0t » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:39 pm

hmmm well i have tried some, i just dont know exactly what it can do to my set up, i guess it can be used as a tone alternative
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Re: what the point of a tube screamer?

Post by irish_admiral » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:45 pm

Well... no point trying to fit one in for the sake of it.

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Re: what the point of a tube screamer?

Post by Mcgov » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:00 pm

The guys that come and see my band cant believe Im not using any drive pedals...its just my Dual Terror

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Re: what the point of a tube screamer?

Post by Mcgov » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:00 pm

The guys that come and see my band cant believe Im not using any drive pedals...its just my Dual Terror

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Re: what the point of a tube screamer?

Post by baytamusic » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:27 pm

My opinion is they are best used with Fender amps and other Fender based circuits to push an amp on the verge of breakup to add more drive and some midrange. Also I'd suggest Maxon varients of the the pedal as they are stilled made with the correct circuit unless you plan on spending a bundle on a vintage ibanez which I think is a waste of money. Maxon is the original maker of the pedal and made all of the favored original ibanez models for ibanez. At least that's my understanding of things.

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Re: what the point of a tube screamer?

Post by ironlung40 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:33 am

well, I use one with my orange amps, marshalls, etc. I use it for a lead boost. It adds mids which makes you cut through a little better, and it adds sustain. I like to play noisy non-shred, grungy solos, and it really gets the sustain and feedback going for this. Works great for that. As for my rhythm tones, It is all Orange, just with a mxr micromp pushing for higher gain as I like a crunchy core tone for a lot of my verses, and a boost for the high gain for most of my chorus work, so I can switch back and forth that way.
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Re: what the point of a tube screamer?

Post by screamingdaisy » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:34 am

It makes tubes scream.

Pretty self explanitory in my opinion...
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Re: what the point of a tube screamer?

Post by tugartheman » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:51 am

I love mine with my AD30, just use its as a little boost for solos and big choruses.
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Re: what the point of a tube screamer?

Post by Foef » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:00 am

I'm with ironlung.
I use it for leads to cut through and a tad of extra gain.
Works like a charm on every amp i've had.

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