I liked the tone bypass alot. I had the mod done to my maz 18 and liked it in the Maz 8 as well. I liked the volume and grind I got too
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With my maz 18NR, it is either one or the other.....either get a good tone with the eq, or with it bypassed. Having to twiddle knobs in between kinda kills the idea of having it foot switchable. There are good sounds both ways....but if you need a boost" get a boost.
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I found that setting a tone I like with the EQ bypass engaged and then going back and adjusting the tone stack, lowering treble usually, without bypass gave me some usable and footswitchable sounds. YMMV, of course, and even then turning on the bypass is not likely to produce the same tone as hitting the amp front end with a boost.
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