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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2003, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for a boost...

hey guys. Im Just in the process of compiling my first proper effects board (which i must say i am loving) but im looking for something to give me that little for boost for solos (seeing as my amp doesnt have a boost channel). I was considering an overdrive pedal, if i do get one, which one would you recommend? or can you get "boost" pedals? and if so where from? cus ive never seen one...
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2003, 10:53 AM
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Do a search on here for "Keeley" He mods DS-1s, SD-1s, and many other pedals (many people use a DS-1 as a boost pedal, and it works insanely well when you have the Keeley mod), and he has the "Time Machine Boost", which is a boost, plain and simple.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-19-2003, 11:15 AM
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What type of an amp are you using (tube, solid state, modeling)? Generally it's hard to boost the volume of a tube amp with a pedal, but with an overdrive pedal you may get a little boost and significantly more sustain.

Personally, I like the Tube Screamer TS9-DX. Has controls for tone, gain, and volume--I run 'em all at 1:00. Also has four modes with slightly different gain/EQ structures. It's a very versatile pedal for the money.

Another possibility may be to get a tube-based pedal to use as an extra channel on your amp. For a while I was using a Mesa V-Twin with a Carvin Legacy to add a couple channels (one of which was boosted) to the amp, and I've also used a Mesa Bottle Rocket (which I've currently got for sale) with my Mark IV for a while. Both are nice and reasonably inexpensive ways to tack 1 or 2 channels on to an amp.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-20-2003, 02:19 AM
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I'm partial to the Boss SD-1. Got one used for $30, and it has the same chip the old Tubescreamers have. Not the best choice if you need a pure, clean boost, but great for overdriven solos.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-20-2003, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys...ive contacted keeyley and he has reccomended a DS1 with a seeing eye mod, which he said he would ship free of charge to me in merry old england, so i think im decided.
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