Yesterday I was at a used guitar store and I was trying a Seymour Duncan gain/clean boost pedal with an original Blackface Twin, using a Les Paul with P-90's. I was playing on the setup for a few minutes without the pedal on, with the amp turned up to about 2 at most. Then I turned on the pedal, with the gain at about 6-10 db boost at most. After about thirty seconds of playing,when I hit a louder note, the amp sounded like there was a heavy limiter on it, and the volume dropped to almost nothing. The light was still and sound was coming out was almost barely audible. I obviously blew something.
My question is... is there always a danger a blowing an amp while using a clean boost or is this something thats most likely inherent to that amp? This store is known for having cool old stuff, but you have to proceed with caution sometimes because gear isn't always in tip top shape, so most likely the Twin was just messed up. I am looking to get a clean boost pedal with my Maz 38, but I don't want to get something if it could potentially damage the amp.
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