What's your boost? - Jemsite
Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic Gear, Equipment, and Recording discussed here. Amps, pedals, whatever.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Greenfield,In.
Posts: 116
Reviews: 3
What's your boost?

What kind of clean boost is everybody using?I'm looking for a good clean boost and would like some suggestions,please.Thanks.
StevenMikel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 03:49 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Minneapolis MN
Posts: 1,056
Re: What's your boost?

Not 100% clean but I use Bad Monkeys with the gain off, level maxxed. There is a slight amount of grit in it.
CrossingStar is offline  
post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 03:52 PM
Contributor
 
jemaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 2,851
Reviews: 1
Re: What's your boost?

I use a Keeley Katana.

It's excellent.
jemaholic is offline  
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 03:54 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 5,711
Re: What's your boost?

TS-9 works great for me but I'm using a Tone Bone Tri-Mode at the moment (TUBES!).

There are some uber-expensive pedals to be found, it just depends on whether you are a complete tone nut or not.
screamndemon69 is offline  
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 597
Re: What's your boost?

I don't usually use one, although I sometimes use the Tubescreamer model on my Korg ToneWorks.
Holy Katana is offline  
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Greenfield,In.
Posts: 116
Reviews: 3
Re: What's your boost?

These are some good suggestions but,I don't like the mid peek that comes with overdrive pedals,and the Katana and Tone-Bone are out of my price range.Has anybody tried the BBE Boosta Grande or Freq Boost?What about the Rocktron Nitro Boost?
StevenMikel is offline  
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 06:13 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 597
Re: What's your boost?

Quote:
Originally Posted by StevenMikel View Post
These are some good suggestions but,I don't like the mid peek that comes with overdrive pedals,and the Katana and Tone-Bone are out of my price range.Has anybody tried the BBE Boosta Grande or Freq Boost?What about the Rocktron Nitro Boost?
I've never tried the BBEs, but I've heard the Boosta Grande is quite good.
Holy Katana is offline  
post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 01:52 AM
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Posts: 397
Re: What's your boost?

For a true clean boost, the MXR micro-amp is great.
fyrie is offline  
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 04:21 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 352
Re: What's your boost?

cable from the input for the FX loop to the output :P
works well
wallie! is offline  
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 04:29 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 1,514
Re: What's your boost?

Ive got three BBE pedals and am extremely happy with all of them... I dont have a boosta grande but like others Ive heard alot of good things about it... so its on my list

I think they are all true bypass... teh only thing I can fault about them is that the pedal have a rubber pad glued to the bottom that doesnt stick well to sticky back velcro hence they keep falling off my pedal board...
Devo is offline  
post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 08:23 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Daytona, FL
Posts: 1,917
Re: What's your boost?

I have a Zoom Power Drive, which does a true clean boost and a TS like overdrive. I prefer the overdrive, though.
toshiro is offline  
post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 01:21 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 528
Re: What's your boost?

the Xotic RC booster is the best I've played. It can boost with zero distortion (try that with a TS9--yeah right) or add a healthy amount of very-tubey grind. It also buffers your signal so it stays pristine throughout your chain.
ashbass is offline  
post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 01:33 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: A Mile High (USA)
Posts: 2,990
Re: What's your boost?

Been using a ZVex Super Duper 2-in-1 for awhile now. Two seperate completely clean boosts. I have one set up for my Strat so that it takes it up to the same level as my humbucker-equipped guitars. The other I just set up as an overall boost. I rarely use that one, but it's nice to have the option. You can also use both together for a monster boost. It's almost too much of a boost, but again - it's nice to have the option

http://www.zvex.com/super.html
vaijem777 is offline  
post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 01:37 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,525
Re: What's your boost?

voodoo labs sparkle drive
shogun is offline  
post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 08:21 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 540
Re: What's your boost?

Nothing right now but I'll probably get a keeley ds1 at some point
Phishphood42 is offline  
Reply

Tags
equipped guitar , ibanez rgt , keeley mod , mesa nomad , mxr distortion , overdrive pedal , pedal board , voodoo lab , voodoo labs , zakk wylde

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DS-1 as a boost Ant1981 Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 36 07-01-2006 12:25 AM
lead boost unhooked Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 11 03-13-2006 11:26 AM
good volume boost stomp box?? adamcbest Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 4 05-09-2005 11:56 AM
DS-1 as a boost? IbanezPrestigeBoy Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 17 02-16-2004 06:25 PM
Looking for a boost... Jammy Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 4 01-20-2003 12:47 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome