Best Clean Boost ever!

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  1. Teleman

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    Just picked up a BBE Musta Boosto. It is a fantastic clean boost that adds no additional tone or color to the opriginal signal.
    I've been looking for a pedal like this for a long time.

    Highly recommended!!
     
  2. Tim Swartz

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    I've tried a bunch, most, including the Klon and Katana add color, mostly mids. I just want to step on a pedal to get a bit more of what is already there. I really liked the Black Box Cobalt, but a friend made me a silly offer and off it went. I am currently using an RC Boost which so far is great and it has a smaller footprint.
     
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    Guys, I play a Tele through a Hot rod deluxe. I'm lookin for an overdrive pedal, that will give me a suttle change in volume, not one that goes from
    soft to extra loud. And I'd like the same pedal to give me a few different tone changes. Is there such a pedal out there? I'm lookin for something smaller, bout the size of tube screamer. With a suttle overdrive, and 2 or 3 tone changes.:neutral:

    Tmullen
     
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    Xotic RC Booster fits the bill. It can go from very clean to a light overdrive, with many subtle shades in between. Bass and treble controls for EQ give you a lot of tonal options too.

    And... a smaller footprint than a Tubescreamer sized box.
     
  5. slideman

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    I personally prefer the PE GERM -- two boosts in one -- one side is a very nice transparent clean boost, the other side is a boost where you can dial in some extra volume and grit -- really versatile -- amost like an articulate fuzz. It's never left me pedalboard in 5 years -- and that's saying something.
     
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    +1. I adore my Germ. It's ALWAYS on - I just switch back and forth between the clean buffer and overdrive. I've never found another overdrive that sounds like it. It's really a very low gain germanium fuzz, not a diode clipper like a Tube Screamer (or most other overdrives). By itself into a clean amp, it doesn't sound like much, but into a slightly dirty amp, it really accentuates the thickness and bite, without going over the top. And since the clean and overdrive sides each have their own volume control, it's easy to set up as a two-channel "lead boost".
     
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    i used to be real partial to the old Electro-Harmonix LPB-1.....
     
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    musta boosto? are you talking about the Boosta Grande? if so, then i agree, great pedal
     
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    Thanks guys. Kingpin, I didn't see the RC boost on Musicians Friend, I was hoping I could hear a sound bite or two. Anyway, it's a little pricy for me, I saw one on Ebay.:eek:

    Is there another pedal a little less pricy that will do basically the same thing as the RC boost? Appreciate the help guys.

    Another question, is the Digitech amp modeler/multiple effects pedal any good? I had a Pod 2.0, and sent it back. It was fine except for the noise.
    I think the Digitech is only about $100 more in my price range.:)

    Tmullen
     
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    i have a GNX4 for late night recording, i chose it over the Vox & Line 6 offerings because it sounded better to my ears.....
     
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    Bad Bob for me!
     
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    MXR micro-amp for me. it's all i need.
     
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    Just clean boost, no additional coloration to the signal? My vote goes to the Zvex Super Hard-On. If you are looking for a little color with basically a boost function, then I think there are other pedals out there. But in straight boost (something like 60 dB of gain available), the Zvex is great.

    For a long time I used my with my acoustic at church. When I finger picked using the pads of my fingers, I would use the SHO to boost my signal to to the board so that my overall level did not change. Very transparent.
     
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    the Tremolo is Shemp......
     
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    Yeah the Voodoo Lab Tremolo is Shemp and Fulltone Supa Tremolo is Harpo
     
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