WHat pedal do I want? EQ? Boost? OD?

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  1. Vespa_One

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    howdy fine people of the tdpri,

    Some of my guitars are lacking mids through my Twin Reverb.
    Also at times I want the slightest bit of hair. I’m talking edge of edge of breakup.
    I have a TS type pedal but it gets too dirty even with the gain all the way down.

    Any pedal recommendations to boost the mids and possibly give a smidge of hair? Mostly for lower volume play, amp sounds great at gig volume.

    Thanks for any input!
     
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    Diamond Boost/EQ. Three knobs - Mids, Tilt (treble boost or cut), and volume. For more precise EQing, the Orange Two Stroke.
     
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    Soul food!!!!!
     
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    So if you turn the mid up on the Twin it's too much bottom?
    A number of OD's should get you there with the gain all the way down. I'm surprised the TS doesn't. Is it an off brand? I run my TS9DX on 0 gain a lot and it gets exactly what you describe. I run it in Turbo mode. That mode adds bottom end though, like a big Marshall stack. Probably a plain TS9 would be best for mids only.
    The other OD I had that was quite middy without being nasty was a Red Snapper. Those are killer, smooth and not crackley.
     
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    Yah this is surprising. I have an OD808.. clean amp and the gain at 0 on that pedal there is no hint of breakup.

    I have an Orange 2-Stroke, it is a very powerful pedal and it's extremely clean, it is big but it's a good recommendation.
     
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    Too bad the POJO FX Chupacabra is no longer made. Best OD I’ve tried and I’ve tried em all. I like it better than the KOT I had. Maybe he might build you one. Look up POJOFX. It’s worth it.
     
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    Ooo too many options , with a nice eq you can boost the overall signal of your guitar and make a mid curve or whatever else you want. That would do the trick.

    Or there is klone land which is a good option. It’s like a thick switch for single coils. Good mids and such

    Or many cool boost pedals, those xotic super sweets look cool.

    That newer walrus audio eq boost has fancy presets and looks neat

    No good advice from me I’m too overwhelmed with the many options to even pick one to suggest haha
     
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    First thing I thought of too. Not sure if it’ll be enough to conquer the Twin’s headroom, but it can do a whole bunch.
     
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    Ones I've had that seemed to do the trick:

    - Analogman King of Tone
    - Barber LTD (I think it's now folded into their Gain Changer)
    - BBE Boosta Grande
    - Gearmanndude Luther Drive (Might be too Tube Screamery for you.)
    - Electro Harmonix Soul Food

    I think I like the Soul Food best of the five. You can just turn it on and leave it on.

    Never tried a Klon, but you should certainly put that on your list of possibles.
     
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    I love the soul food too, but with my new (to me) Super Reverb I thought it was way too honky / nasally. I should try it again.
    I think everyone should try and EQ pedal though. So many things you can do with one! My "new thing" this year is to set it for a bass / mids cut and leave that on as my rhythm tone, then turn it off for soloing or just for louder songs. I can't think of another pedal that can do that.
     
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    I’m also surprised that your TS type pedal gives you too much drive with the gain at 0.

    To the list already given, I would add the Hudson Broadcast, with the benefit of the low-cut knob.
     
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    That’s a cool idea! I have used for boost but never like that. That makes sense. I have seen some people who run their main tone with an amp attenuator on and then turn that off for solos and rockin moments.
     
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    I love the Lovepedal Elephant Man Stinger for this kind of thing.
     
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    I shuffled my pedal board around recently and last night used the extra space to put my 2-Stroke back on.

    It really is incredible sounding. When I've tried graphic EQs they never sound as good. I find I never need to make particularly big changes to the EQ to get killer sounds so the parametric EQ with only 2 bands is more than enough.

    I have vintage style pickups.. a relatively modest EQ shift + boost can really do a nice job of adding an option that sounds like hotter pickups.
     
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    I'd recommend an EQ, as a it can serve as a boost as well. Try something cheap and simple and, if you think you're on the right track, look into some of the boutique options like the EQD Tone Job.
     
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    +1 Yup, this ^^^^^^^ exactly. A lot to learn from an inexpensive graphic EQ and for me a lifer pedal to have regardless.
     
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