Boost pedal for a Plexi 50W - Bright cap removed


Hi All,

So I’ve been using a Marshall 1987X for a year now. About 2 months into use I removed the bright cap to reduce the hiss, feedback and aggression I was getting off the bright channel. 

I keep channels bridged and am getting a good loud classic bluesy tone from the amp that I definitely dig!

I want to have something to boost it with just ever so gently to get more sustain, a tiny amount of compression and a hair more presence from the sound. 

What pedal fits the bill? I want to keep away from overdrives and silicon chip based pedals




asked 07 Dec 2018 at 07:41 AM

Karan Taktawala
Answers: 1


Hello Karan,

If you’re trying to stay away from overdrive pedals then I think the best option is a clean boost or a mid-boost pedal. I would suggest the T.C Electronic Spark Boost as you can push the input of your amp a little harder along with additional EQ. Another one which would work great with this amp is the Suhr Koko Boost Re-Loaded. This pedal will give you a straight clean boost or a mid-boost in which you can change the ‘Q’.


Kind Regards

Marshall Support

answered 07 Dec 2018 at 11:21 AM

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