Thicken Clean Sound At Stage Volume. Fulltone Fat Boost?

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  1. Junco Partner

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    DOD bifet boost
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    Maybe an mxr micro amp?

    Also, are you running through lots of effects? It's amazing how cleaning up your board can give a nice fat bell like tone. Common culprits are buffers (poor quality or too many), capacitance from big boards or long cables, and impedance issues.
     
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    no, not meant sarcastic. Perhaps we just have different experiences with live performance.

    I played with a classic-rock cover group; the other guitar player - the Lead Guitar player - played with a huge amount of mid boost. It just dominated everything on the stage. And it was very ear-fatiguing. By the end of the second set my ears were just numb; also the audience mostly moved to the back of the room and only a few drunk men with harmonicas remained in front of the stage.
     
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    i have a TC Electronic Spark pedal the big one with the fat/clean /mid switch its great money well spent.
     
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    I only use a Danny Echo pedal for slap back.
     
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    Just for kicks, unplug that thing and see if your clean tone gets fatter. Honestly worth a quick check. I've sold off pedals for this reason, as my first rule of effects is "do no harm."
     
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    for big cleans, an octave pedal can be great. just add a little top octave and a little low octave and it's subtle.
     
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    I've decided to go this route. I really liked the sound samples I heard where the drive was down all the way. Heck, I may even learn to like a little grit if it turns out that way.
     
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    EQ pedal.
     
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    15 years ago or so when I was still doing gigs I played a Strat or Esquire through a Fender Pro Jr. for club jobs . I used a Duncan Pickup Booster to thicken the sound , had it on all the time . Has a little switch on it to change level of thickness , as I recall ( haven't used it for years but I know it's around the house somewhere ! ) I see them pretty cheap on Reverb . Years before that I used an MXR Microamp when I was using my Princeton Reverb , not as versatile as the Seymour . I have used the TC Spark mentioned above , it works similar to the Seymour . Back in the '70s or '80s I tried an MXR EQ pedal , seemed to add too much hiss . Maybe they are better now ...
     
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    So I bought a Timmy clone. I set it to be transparent and I like it. I'm sure just about any 'trans boost' would result in a "thicker" sound but this works nicely. Thanks for the rec.
     
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    Awesome! Glad it worked for you.
     
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    Robben Ford uses an always-on delay for fatness. But what does he know. Saw him show it in a rig run-down.
     
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    In my opinion there is only so much fullness that you can get out of a Peavey Bandit 65 and a Tele. I have owned several Bandits (actually looking for one now) and I like them (I have a Special 130 now) but they do what they don't and don't do things that they don't do. I would suggest spending the money to upgrade to a Fender amp, ideally a Twin Reverb, and a Strat. The change will be significant.
     
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