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
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’.