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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by charlieBravo, Jun 29, 2020.
DOD bifet boost
DOD looking glass
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.
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.
i have a TC Electronic Spark pedal the big one with the fat/clean /mid switch its great money well spent.
I only use a Danny Echo pedal for slap back.
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."
for big cleans, an octave pedal can be great. just add a little top octave and a little low octave and it's subtle.
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.
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 ...
a Boss Ge-7 or a RC booster
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.
Awesome! Glad it worked for you.
Robben Ford uses an always-on delay for fatness. But what does he know. Saw him show it in a rig run-down.
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.