THIS is my new no.1 "cut through the mix" pedal...

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  1. braveheart

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    ..the MORLEY MAN Distortion Boost..

    I bought it for 35$ without expectations...

    It's like A MID arrow, because it takes away bass and focuses on the mid/upper mids ...great to make a bassy low middy amp tight, a little bit like the BOSS SD-1!

    Compared to a RC Booster (in the "cut through the mix " department), it's more agressive (the mids/upper mids)...which is good for me and my Marshall DSL 50

    The boost is crap/useless,because it ads muddy/low middy frequencies, no matter what you do...and you can't use it as a single boost or adjust the volume

    I think the new version of the boost is better...

    I have almost 65 od pedals (incl. Xotic,BOSS,MXR,Truetone,Ibanez,Maxon,Carl Martin,Bogner,Fulltone etc) so I can compare, but the Morley was a big surprise...:eek:
    :):)
    for me a very underrated pedal...
     
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    Besides Octave Fuzz?

     
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    FUZZ??? The Morley is not a higain/chainsaw massacre pedal...more an eq boost and you can ad some agressive harmonics with the drive knob
     
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    Compared to my sound years ago, I have a lot less distortion nowadays.
    It's more like an early 70s crunch, but rarely anything near high gain distortion - that doesn't cut through, but forces to increase volume.
    Cutting through the mix works on any volume-level, as it has to do with what instrument assigns to what frequenzy. I use a 20 Watt tube amp for rehearsal (and for gigging) and have the same model back at home for practice. The eq-settings differ as I dial in a lot more bass and less mids at home, whereas I have a lot more mids and treble with the band.
    I have used various boosters (i.e. boosting the volume, NOT increasing gain/compression).
    I am using a T-Rex Tonebug Booster for quite some years, as it provides a Scoop-knob for adjusting the midrange. My main overdrive comes from the amp, I use a Fulltone OCD for slight break-up tone or adding compression. That works fine for me since a couple of years. But then I don't have 65(!!!) od-pedals to chose from.....
     
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    Yes,I have the T-Rex booster,too...pretty useful as far as I remember, but it has been in one of my toy boxes for years...I will check it out again...:)

    I usally don't like the distortion of pedals (except amp pedals like the 5150 od or Bogner red)...

    normally I use them as colouring boosters with a slightly overdriven amp...

    so the dirt stays pretty "cut through the mix" dynamic and clean without the mud
     
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    My bad! I misunderstood the thread :oops:
    I thought it was a call for pedals that take no prisoners!
     
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    HAHAHA...damn,I thought a swarm of angry hornets that escaped from a secret experimental lab coming towards me, when I watched the video..:) and I thought:"WTF?":D
     
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    That was fun! I liked the I think Caroline (?) one ( I can't read small print any more) that had fuzz+Octave switch sounded like a good fuzz, plus really complimentary octave effect

    Demo did not have the one I own, the Danelectro French Toast Octave/Fuzz( I don't know why I bought it, many years ago....) this pedal ( probably most of these) are too strong for the music I usually play- still cool!
     
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    I heard about the "Beano Boost" sometime ago and it has aways got really great reviews. I finally ended up with one and I have to agree, this pedal makes a difference in any amp I've put it through, (PRRI, BJr., Boutique Brown Deluxe, Fender Super Clone, Crate Palomino V16). For kicks and giggles I ran it through my Blackstar, Fly Mini with my air breathing Epi 335, well...... you would have to of been there.
     
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