Transparent Boost Pedal Recommendations

Discussion in 'Pedals' started by Jack S., Jul 5, 2017.

  1. TM1

    TM1 Senior Member

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    BTW, another great one is the RYRA Klone!!
     
  2. Jack S.

    Jack S. Senior Member

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    I'm using backline amps set to clean most of the time. I'll have the pedal last in line except for my delay pedal. I'd prefer something with at least one tone control knob to tweak the booted signal. Right now I'm using a Keeley 2-knob Compressor as the boost with the compression turned all the way down. The high end is a little ratty though and the pedal doesn't have as much boost as I'd like. The main distortion I'm putting before the boost is a JHS Angry Charlie. I'll call up my local music shops and see what they have of these.
     
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    Jack S. Senior Member

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    BTW I'm trying to avoid something with any compression. I'm already having feedback issues with the group (we're really loud). Thanks for the help! -Jack
     
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  4. Rich

    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    In that case, I still stand by the Catalinbread Super Chili Picoso. While there is no tone control, it's very clean and loud as hell.
     
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    tzd Senior Member

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    The full size TC Spark has lots of controls.
     
  6. Eric R

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    TC Spark mini works just fine as I have experienced on a board from a friend. You really don't need a lot of controls on a booster. the more controls, the more it wil alter the sound.

    I am using MXR CAE linedriver boost for years now, ultimate clean, no colloring at all. use it after your drive pedal or in the send/return of your amp and you will have a perfect cleanboost.
    Think as your current sound, only louder. louder, LOUDER
     
  7. Hector Arcadius

    Hector Arcadius Senior Member

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    The RC Booster is highly regarded, I don't see it as a bad choice at all for what you want. A different suggestion, if you can find one of these, certainly go for it:


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    Lizard Legs Effects Flying Dragon.
     
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  9. Rhust

    Rhust Senior Member

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    no one mentions the micro amp anymore? RC isn't a bad choice either tho
     
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  10. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    +1. I run my board 100% true bypass and keep the SF at the end. Volume at unity, drive at 0 and treble set just above noon and I get a fine boost. Turn the knobbies and I have another superb OD pedal.
     
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    Exactly how I run mine. If my amps on, my Soul Food is on.
     
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  14. Neil B

    Neil B Junior Member

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    Own a BB pre so I could see how an RC or an AC Booster might be of interest.

    Bought a Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster (the old wedge shape) and I really like it - enough to curb my enthusiasm for considering others ... and that rarely happens with me
     
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    xotic EP-1 !
    too good to be true.
     
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    I've never bought a boost pedal, I've got too many overdrive pedals to use them all. So I use one of them as a boost, and at the moment I'm using the Boss Blues Driver, with no gain at all and the volumen at about three o'clock. To me it Works really well as a boost, it's really clean that way and quite transparent.
     
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    Transparent eh? Timmy 100% or the Xotic RC Booster
     
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    It's funny - I'm exactly the same but I'm using the Digitech screamin blues!
     
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