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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by fernandes_tele, Sep 16, 2017.
My two boosts are a BBE Boosta Grande or an LPB-1. I've used others but these work best for me
There are lots of excellent clean boosts on the market, but I just use my three-knob overdrive pedal.
When I turn the volume up and the drive down, it makes a great clean boost.
Mosky XP boost is the best 20 bucks I've spent! It's an Xotic Ep clone.
Nocturne Atomic Brain. Mystery Brain if you also want a fantastic tape echo.
There are a gazillion boost pedals out there......TC Spark (both the big one and the Mini) are great.
I use a T-Rex Tonebug Boost, before that I had a Reussenzehn Max Röhrig Tube Booster, which was gereat, but needed an extra DC power. The Tonebug is affordable, the TC Mini Spark is also quite low budget, so you can try it out, without spending a fortune.
The main question is: do you want to add more grit or do you want more volume for a solo etc.?
If you place a booster in front of your Blues junior, it WILL add more gain to your input, therefore it will add compression to the sound (if not overdriving the input) = it'll change your sound.
I have my booster in the effect loop to minimize the sound change - of course there will always be a slight change in sound, the "neutral volume boost" is rather.....a myth: http://blog.lehle.com/2017/09/20/the-truth-about-absolutely-neutral-and-linear-boosters/
Have been in love with my Donner Boost Killer for a few years now. Am enamored with the new MXR Boost....can't wait to try one. DBK is the best $30 I've spent on a pedal in a while, but seriously considering the MXR. Great experience with the Phase 100, and always looking to soup up my solo tone.
Found this on Amazon (from a post here but dang if I can find it). Sounds great, halfway up it boosts your existing tone, past that, adds grit and lots of volume. Have to try it at a gig.....
Exactly, a boost without at least a bass/treble control is never going to be close to neutral, boost here, something else down the lines response characteristics changes 100% of time.
I had an earlier version of the Boosta. It was pretty good. I liked the Diaz Texas Ranger I had better.
I'm not currently using a boost pedal, though. I use my guitar's volume.
The other guitarist in my sometimes-band uses an MXR Parametric EQ. It works really well for him.
Love my MC401.
I call it my "More" pedal. It just makes everything louder. Clean and clear.
It's especially effective in front of my Vox AC15, pushing it into that sweet Vox/EL84 overdrive.
Sure, a boosted signal may, indeed, affect things down the chain. But the tone coming out of the MC401 is the same tone that I put into it, just louder. It's an even boost across the frequency range, i.e., neutral.
Thanks a lot for posting this. I actually think I learned something today.
You could do worse than the EHX LPB or the MXR MicroAmp.
Yup. Last in your pedal line...