Hi everyone, especially those with knowledge in the science of frequencies and its impressions on the ears, It just dawned on me of the impact of mid bump from recent experience and i have a burning question (sorry if the attached link doesn't show) Walrus Audio Emissary Parallel Boost - YouTube Please notice the tonal difference when he switch between 800Hz and 1000Hz My question is, does mid boosting inevitably make your tone a bit boxy? of course my experience was nothing remotely close to that video. I only use that video to present my case, if you will. The pedal i tried was a NUX Horseman into a demo Blackstar ID Core at a shop. (i'm looking for some ''transparent'' boost to add some grit to otherwise sterile clean channel of a combo amp) I understand that asking for a small combo not to sound boxy is unrealistic to begin with, but i can only try it with something similar i have at home. To my dismay, after careful tweaking to make the clean sound not so boxy, engaging that NUX Horseman only negated my EQ effort in one push of a button. (back to plinky plonky) This is not to discredit the pedals i mentioned above, but... Is this what most transparent overdrives do (even to real tube amps)?