Effects recommendation for solo boost please

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  1. Tele Fan

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    EHX LB-1 is a nice little boost and it's nice and cheap. The Vodoo Labs Sparkle Drive has a lot of knobs to play with if that's what your looking for.
     
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    OD pedal with low gain and high volume. I use a BB preamp for this.
     
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    #1 Xotic RC booster.
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    Tele volume knob.
     
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    Man, how dumb am I? I wish I'd thought of that.
     
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    Carl-- have you thought about using an od pedal on the clean channel of your amp for the crunchy rhythm and using the drive channel on your amp for the lead channel. This will give you volume/gain all the way to max volume of the amp itself.

    Or just get a Bad Bob from Robbie and all your prayers will be answered..:D

    cletus
     
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    Yeah that has crossed my mind while I've been thinking of possible solutions, and it's a possibility that I'm keeping an open mind about as a "Plan B". But like I said in my original post at this point my preference is that I would like to stick to the my amp's own overdrive sound for rhythm. Thanks for the help though.
     
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    Let me humblely suggest a few options:
    -MXR Dyna Comp (compressor) they sound great
    -MXR Micro Amp (Clean booster)
    You can view good demos on you tube

    I have to say that learning to "play" with your volume knob is not as dumb as it sounds (I've been playing for 20 years now and just recently discovered the many different color of sounds you can dial with just your volume knob) I started doing that after I realised that a lot of the players I like do it. Angus Young is a master at doing just that...
     
  10. fenderslash

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. Pete Townshend is the guy that comes immediately to my mind as an expert with the volume control. In my DVDs of old concerts he constantly gets a mountain of variation using a one-channel amp and and SG with P-90s set only on the bridge position. It's amazing to watch.

    The reason I don't want to go down that road though is that we don't have a sound guy and are a "set and forget" band when it comes to soundchecks and the PA. I have my volume knob on max the whole time because then I'll always be confident that as long as I make sure it's in that spot then I know the balance between my guitar and the band is fine, and won't have to worry that I'm suddenly getting buried in the mix, which would be harder to do if the sweet spot for my rhythm sound turns out to be something like 7.86 on the dial (a Tele dial with no numbers to add to the issue). I get by, but I'm the first to admit that I'm no Angus or Pete.
     
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    Visual sound home-plate pedal with their overdrive in it. Either the route 66 or Jekyll & Hyde pedal. The overdrive can gives you an 808-ish sound (with less mids) but also has more gain and more volume headroom, and an optional bass boost switch to kick your amp into gear and make some chunky sounds. It can also give you a clean to boost with. They're both probably $85 shipped on ebay. Get either one, and you've also got a good compressor or distortion thrown in free.
     
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    I just built a byoc OD2 with a mosfet boost and the things sounds amazing and is incredibly clean and will give you a great boost. Plus you can make yourself a great OD
     
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    +1 I actually use a Super Duper which is two SHOs in one box, but either would work for what the OP is describing. It's the most indispensable piece of gear I own.
     
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    +1 for the SHO. Fantastic pedal.
     
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    +1 MXR MicroAmp
     
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    'nuff said.
     
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    Nothing Better.......You're right.....those are the settings
    they were designed to be used with. NOT as an overdrive.
    KILLER Pedal :twisted:
     

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    i dont know if this would work for you but i usually use a DigiTech Whammy Bar for solos. It helps me jump octaves pretty well, tone is great, and volume boost works.
     
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