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Thread: Majesty: How do YOU use the +20db feature?

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    Question Majesty: How do YOU use the +20db feature?

    Iíve been experimenting with the +20db feature. When I plug it in to my Carvin Legacy 3 amp, itís very apparent on the clean channel. The pot on the back is turned all the way up. However when I switch to the high gain channel, thereís almost no difference.

    That makes sense to me as on that channel, I have the gain way up which naturally clips the signal to get that nice lush overdrive.

    I had hoped to be able to punch up my leads in a live setting using this feature.

    Curious to know how other people use this feature at home or in a live setting. Feel like I'm missing something.

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    Ken

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    I find the boost certainly is more noticeable on the clean channel. I find the boost on the dirt channel to add more sustain vs "volume boost" like the cleans.
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    It's like koogie2k above said.

    Crunch your clean, sustain your already driven sound.

    It's like having an overdrive pedal to crunch your clean sound.

    As far as high-gain liquid sounds are concerned, personally, I never use it. The pickups are SO blazing scorching that I don't really find any purpose to boost them even more.

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    I know this is an older thread now but I’ve been thinking about this recently. In over five years of owning a Majesty, I have never found a reason to use the boost. What am I missing? Is there a “good” way to use it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamieCrain View Post
    I know this is an older thread now but I’ve been thinking about this recently. In over five years of owning a Majesty, I have never found a reason to use the boost. What am I missing? Is there a “good” way to use it?
    Have you experimented with it?

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    Yes, but like the OP, on distorted tones I hear no real difference, and on clean tones it just sounds dirty. If it were a true volume boost with no change to tone it would be ace, but the way it currently works I see no real purpose.
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    It depends how you set your amp.

    I use the boost on my Luke regularly, but it's on a dirty-but-not-super-saturated channel, to put it over the top for solos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    It depends how you set your amp.

    I use the boost on my Luke regularly, but it's on a dirty-but-not-super-saturated channel, to put it over the top for solos.
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    I do use the boost from my Luke’s every day and I don’t want to miss that feature.
    Give the clean sound some crunch, or I choose it for liquid solo stuff. And I can engage it wherever I’m on stage.
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    On my Majesty Monarchy, I use the 20DB boost primarily when using the coil tap on a clean setting. Since a lot of the volume is lost with the coil tap, the boost brings that back up. This makes me appreciate the split so much more

    Aside from that, I use it the standard way - mainly to add sustain to leads on a distorted channel

    Overall the feature is amazing. Since I am not a pedal guy, I don't know how I could live without it!

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