Announcement
Collapse
No announcement yet.

Recommend me a boost please

Collapse



X
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    I have the RC Boost and the BB. Great pedals but.........

    Check out a Flying Dragon. Way less compressed and just awesome with high gainers.
    Splawn Quickrod 2012 B+ Option
    Splawn Nitro 2012
    Splawn Nitro 2008
    Modded 6505+
    Blackstar HT-5

    Comment


    • #17
      Maxon OD808
      Guitars:
      - ESP Original Forest GT
      - Edwards E-LP-98LTS
      - LTD M-1000
      - Seagull S6

      Amp:
      - Mesa/Boogie Mark IV

      Effects:
      - Maxon OD808
      - MXR Smart gate
      - MXR Carbon copy
      - TC Electronic Hall of Fame
      - TC Electronic Polytune

      Comment


      • #18
        I will be doing more research on the RC Boost, BB MB, and the Maxon OD808. Are there other differences between the RC and MB other than the mid control?
        AMPS
        Titan, Custom
        VHT Deliverance 120
        ENGL Savage 120
        Vox AD15VT
        2 RANDALL XL 4x12 cabs
        GUITARS(LEFTY)
        ESP Viper standard
        AGILE Inteceptor 7
        RAVEN WEST SP650
        Fender Strat
        Fender acoustic

        Comment


        • #19
          I will be doing more research on the RC Boost, BB MB, and the Maxon OD808. Are there other differences between the RC and MB other than the mid control?


          The BB has significantly more gain than the RC.
          Good deals with: the avenger, Zepsongs, BryanFTWL, gibbyshibby, marshmi, Ovid9, emptyparadigm, thesockmonster, Krunch79, VoodooChild24, espdna, StopReferencing, mhn433, NixerX, Mood Sphinx, itkindaworks, SomeDayRockstar, guller1, metz420(TGP)

          Comment


          • #20
            EVERYONE could use a Tubescreamer of some type in their arsenal IMO.



            This. I've tried a bunch of other nice overdrives & gain boxes and it really is hard to top a good tube screamer for a clean boost, IMO. The Bad Monkey is probably the best, cheapest option, and for a little more, you can pick up a TS9, which can be easily modded into a boutique-quality pedal.

            There are a lot of great choices out there, and no one pedal is for everybody, so try as many as you can for yourself, preferrably with your own rig, and make up your own mind. That said, there's a good reason why Tube Screamers are so popular and prevalent, though!
            Member of the Mesa/Boogie Mob m/m/

            Uses & abuses: Mesa/Fender/Charvel/Jackson/Gibson/every pedal ever created.

            Good deals: The Rossness, Laura the Valve Queen

            Mustaine-Who? is a scammer, avoid this prick like the PLAGUE!







            Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy


            So in conclusion, if you like pussy then you like Strats. If you don't like Strats, it's because you secretly don't like pussy.









            Originally Posted by NaturalBornBoy


            Sheikpwnt









            Originally Posted by Murdoch


            We like to think of it as you leaving a foot-wide trail of fishy-smelling sand wherever you go.

            Comment


            • #21
              I really like clean boosts myself....

              I have had three really good boosts, but each work better with specific amps. I had a Zoom PD-01 (which had a clean boost function) and it sounded the best with my Rocktron Vendetta (Egnater tube amp), a Lovekraft Mojo Drive which sounded absolutely amazing with my Marshall DSL 100 and a MXR MC-401 which is more of a jack of all trades pedal that just seems to work in every aspect. It sounded great with both my Marshall DSL and my Peavey Classic 50.

              The Zoom pedal is all analog and is quite hard to find....I was a fool and sold mine (I actually had 2) for $40 a pop, they have been selling in the upper $80 to lower $90 range (I snagged them for $35 a piece NOS). The Zoom is flat out awesome! I would love to get another of each of those, but I have been very content with my MXR unit.

              Cole
              Amps
              Marshall JCM900 2500 MkIII
              Egnater Tweaker 15
              TRM Guitarcabs Wide Ported 1x12 (Fane Medusa 150)

              Pedals
              Korg Pitchblack+
              Ibanez Weeping Demon Jr.
              Pro Tone Thruster
              Monte Allums GT Mod SD-1
              ISP Decimator (Loop)
              MXR 6 Band EQ (Loop)
              Hermida Reverb (Loop)
              Visual Sound V3 Single Tap Delay (Loop)
              Carl Martin Octaswitch
              Powered by Voodoo Labs & T-Rex

              Comment


              • #22
                This. I've tried a bunch of other nice overdrives & gain boxes and it really is hard to top a good tube screamer for a clean boost, IMO. The Bad Monkey is probably the best, cheapest option, and for a little more, you can pick up a TS9, which can be easily modded into a boutique-quality pedal.

                There are a lot of great choices out there, and no one pedal is for everybody, so try as many as you can for yourself, preferrably with your own rig, and make up your own mind. That said, there's a good reason why Tube Screamers are so popular and prevalent, though!


                Sounds like good advice, the tube screamer has been holding it down for quite awhile...also...I like your avatar. Now if only more people lived near me that have crappy gear, I could try thier stuff.
                AMPS
                Titan, Custom
                VHT Deliverance 120
                ENGL Savage 120
                Vox AD15VT
                2 RANDALL XL 4x12 cabs
                GUITARS(LEFTY)
                ESP Viper standard
                AGILE Inteceptor 7
                RAVEN WEST SP650
                Fender Strat
                Fender acoustic

                Comment


                • #23
                  I really like clean boosts myself....

                  I have had three really good boosts, but each work better with specific amps. I had a Zoom PD-01 (which had a clean boost function) and it sounded the best with my Rocktron Vendetta (Egnater tube amp), a Lovekraft Mojo Drive which sounded absolutely amazing with my Marshall DSL 100 and a MXR MC-401 which is more of a jack of all trades pedal that just seems to work in every aspect. It sounded great with both my Marshall DSL and my Peavey Classic 50.

                  The Zoom pedal is all analog and is quite hard to find....I was a fool and sold mine (I actually had 2) for $40 a pop, they have been selling in the upper $80 to lower $90 range (I snagged them for $35 a piece NOS). The Zoom is flat out awesome! I would love to get another of each of those, but I have been very content with my MXR unit.


                  Cole


                  I was hoping to get a boost that can be clean and dirty, thats why I had my eye on the GT500.
                  AMPS
                  Titan, Custom
                  VHT Deliverance 120
                  ENGL Savage 120
                  Vox AD15VT
                  2 RANDALL XL 4x12 cabs
                  GUITARS(LEFTY)
                  ESP Viper standard
                  AGILE Inteceptor 7
                  RAVEN WEST SP650
                  Fender Strat
                  Fender acoustic

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    EVERYONE could use a Tubescreamer of some type in their arsenal IMO.


                    +1

                    A lot of the stuff out there is based on a TS type circuit anyway.


                    My two favourite boosts have been my TC Integrated Pre (no switch though) and my Boss PQ-4 Parametric EQ. Both basically just clean, tweakable boosts (both long discontinued though). After that my Crispy Cream Treble Booster (again, discontinued) and my TS-9. The TS-9 went very nicely with my Mark III.
                    Originally Posted by Norton666 (15/07/2009)


                    Give it 6 months and the Axe-Fx will be mentioned in the same sentence as the Johnson Millenium stuff.

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Has anyone tried the Greenie Classic Distortion from GFS? It seems like it would be a pretty good boost, and I'm impressed with the quality of the Pitchblack clone I got from them.
                      Originally Posted by James Hetfield


                      I AM THE TABLE!!



                      Guitars:
                      LTD EC256:EMG's, Tonepros, Grovers
                      Agile PS900 Blue Flame
                      Ibanez Acoustic: V300CW
                      Amps:
                      EVH 5150 III 100w
                      EVH 5150 III 4x12
                      Effects:
                      POD HD300
                      MXR 10 Band EQ

                      Good Transactions: cadfael, kev324, sahlomonic, Lucius

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        I'm a firm believer in the OCD, I've got the 1st version and have been using it in my setup going on two years now. Mostly as a clean boost, or with a little dirt into a 2204
                        Original Owner Items Inc.
                        Your #1 supplier of all things xEDGEx, br00tal, and originally owned maplifiers since 1981
                        VP of Back Alley Negotiations (Pimping)







                        Originally Posted by MONGO!



                        Black history for 1st graders









                        Originally Posted by nodachi


                        despite being horrendously biased, you are absolutely correct. NICEPWNT.









                        Originally Posted by King Loudness


                        Nicepwnt, not so nicely, I might add.



                        Good Deals with: Dimebag11, kdp86, LordOVchaos, K-Bizzle

                        Comment


                        • #27
                          I can't believe how many times this has come up on here. Guys, people have been using tubescreamers for decades. Boosting an amp with an overdrive pedal is not that complicated. Everyone should know how it works by now.

                          1. Clean boosts and OD pedals aren't the same thing. Clean boosts are not supposed to color the signal. They are just supposed to raise the volume of the signal coming from your guitar. They are relatively CLEAN... hence the name.....

                          2. If you play any form of fast paced or percussive metal and don't already use a tubescreamer or similar OD of some sort, you're really missing out and will wonder why you didn't use one earlier. Tubescreamers cut bass before hitting the preamp + add a tiny bit of compression. The signal going into and being distorted by your amp is more narrow and focused. The result is a more lively, cleaner, tighter, faster responding guitar tone.

                          Seriously, this info is all over the internet... posted over and over again on countless forums, interviews with bands & producers, recording articles, etc.

                          If you just want to get a cheap pedal to try out, get a used bad monkey, ibanez tubescreamer, or maybe an sd1 (although it's not identical to a tubescreamer). If you're serious about it and know you'll keep it and make use of it, get something like a Maxon OD808, OD9, or my favorite the OD820.

                          Most of the fancy ODs like the Klon, OCD, various Xotic pedals, etc. are meant mainly for blues and rock players to use into a clean or low gain amp as their primary means of distortion. Metal players aren't using tubescreamers in the same way...

                          Comment


                          • #28
                            I can't believe how many times this has come up on here. Guys, people have been using tubescreamers for decades. Boosting an amp with an overdrive pedal is not that complicated. Everyone should know how it works by now.

                            1. Clean boosts and OD pedals aren't the same thing. Clean boosts are not supposed to color the signal. They are just supposed to raise the volume of the signal coming from your guitar. They are relatively CLEAN... hence the name.....

                            2. If you play any form of fast paced or percussive metal and don't already use a tubescreamer or similar OD of some sort, you're really missing out and will wonder why you didn't use one earlier. Tubescreamers cut bass before hitting the preamp + add a tiny bit of compression. The signal going into and being distorted by your amp is more narrow and focused. The result is a more lively, cleaner, tighter, faster responding guitar tone.

                            Seriously, this info is all over the internet... posted over and over again on countless forums, interviews with bands & producers, recording articles, etc.

                            If you just want to get a cheap pedal to try out, get a used bad monkey, ibanez tubescreamer, or maybe an sd1 (although it's not identical to a tubescreamer). If you're serious about it and know you'll keep it and make use of it, get something like a Maxon OD808, OD9, or my favorite the OD820.

                            Most of the fancy ODs like the Klon, OCD, various Xotic pedals, etc. are meant mainly for blues and rock players to use into a clean or low gain amp as their primary means of distortion. Metal players aren't using tubescreamers in the same way...


                            I know! I know! I can get information off the internet and it's not just for porn!
                            AMPS
                            Titan, Custom
                            VHT Deliverance 120
                            ENGL Savage 120
                            Vox AD15VT
                            2 RANDALL XL 4x12 cabs
                            GUITARS(LEFTY)
                            ESP Viper standard
                            AGILE Inteceptor 7
                            RAVEN WEST SP650
                            Fender Strat
                            Fender acoustic

                            Comment


                            • #29
                              I was hoping to get a boost that can be clean and dirty, thats why I had my eye on the GT500.


                              The Zoom and the Lovekraft are actually overdrive pedals that have the function of working as a clean boost.

                              Cole
                              Amps
                              Marshall JCM900 2500 MkIII
                              Egnater Tweaker 15
                              TRM Guitarcabs Wide Ported 1x12 (Fane Medusa 150)

                              Pedals
                              Korg Pitchblack+
                              Ibanez Weeping Demon Jr.
                              Pro Tone Thruster
                              Monte Allums GT Mod SD-1
                              ISP Decimator (Loop)
                              MXR 6 Band EQ (Loop)
                              Hermida Reverb (Loop)
                              Visual Sound V3 Single Tap Delay (Loop)
                              Carl Martin Octaswitch
                              Powered by Voodoo Labs & T-Rex

                              Comment


                              • #30
                                Clean Boost= Durham Sexdrive or Keeley Compressor (better labled Sustainer)
                                Boost / od = Gristle King Or RC
                                oh and Crowler Hot Cake is awesome as booth!
                                Gear:
                                1960 Stratocaster (Olympic White)
                                1979 Gibson ES 345 TD
                                '63 Fender Custom Relic Telecaster

                                1962 Vox Ac 30
                                1962 Fender 6G11a Vibrolux
                                1953 Fender 5C2 Princeton
                                1955 Gibson GA 6
                                1963 Supro Supreme 1600R
                                1964 Gretsch 6150T
                                1966 Fender Princeton Reverb
                                Marshall 1974X + Cab

                                Comment













                                Working...
                                X