Help a (literal) skinny guy out. I want to add (figurative) fatness to my sound with, at most, a whisper of grit, OD. So far I've had the most success with a (always on, when I use it) ModTone clean boost. Is a clean boost the best way to "fatten" tone with adding little gain to the signal? It does make a noise when switched off/on, but if you leave it on, no problem. Should I invest in a "better" CB or BB preamp? Not opposed to spending a little $ since..I haven't yet. Also, just came into $12000. and don't want/need another guitar or amp. Stupid question- since a clean boost theoretically just "boosts" the signal from your guitar, does one brand sound different from another, other that 25bd vs 35db boost? The pedals I own: Modtone clean boost - free. Strange story, but Free from the manufacturer! Bad Monkey- free from a friend. DOD YM 308 - free from another friend. Yamaha DG Stomp free from friend who gave me DOD above along with a Plastic TS that I gifted to the wife of the friend who gave me the Bad Monkey. The DOD while fairly low gain, just changes the sound too much. Wow this is a long post. I should note that I've had little sleep for days on end and I've been drinking brandy and 9 percent beer for 3.5 hours. My apologies if I sound like a rambling asshat. I welcome all suggestions. edit: oh yeah, I'm kind of a jazzer, hence the fat cleanish sound quest. I dig and appreciate rock, just can't fukcing play it.