*****Best Booster Pedal???*****


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buzz
02-20-2007, 11:02 PM
hello,

i have a single channel vintage teisco tube amp.

whats a good booster pedal to take me from the shimmering clean sound i have to a slightly gritty but with the guitars jangle/shimmer still kept intact?

think bands like the libertines,babyshambles and jack whites gritty (not the fuzz) sound.

i had a look at things like the electro harmonix LPB1 and the mxr micro amp....any other sugestions as to whats best to get the tone im lookin for?

:cheers:

rnrsoldier1461
02-20-2007, 11:06 PM
boosta grande, dont remember which company its by, i think either mxr or electro-harmonix

Jongpil Yun
02-20-2007, 11:08 PM
MXR Micro Amp.

Arlabester
02-20-2007, 11:09 PM
boosta grande, dont remember which company its by, i think either mxr or electro-harmonix

BBE

rnrsoldier1461
02-20-2007, 11:18 PM
^o ya thanks

metallicaman80
02-20-2007, 11:22 PM
Fulltone OCD. That thing can give a little push for a Fender or push an already overdriven amp to pretty high gain territory.

Striketalonx
02-20-2007, 11:26 PM
I like the xotic AC and RC boosters...

The RC is a clean boost, so it will give waay less gain,
but the AC adds a nice bit of overdrive that really beefs up the sound.
Check 'em out.AC and RC Clips (http://www.analogman.com/xblend.htm)

buzz
02-20-2007, 11:26 PM
yeah but the OCD is a bit surplus to my needs....and expensive!

metallicaman80
02-20-2007, 11:29 PM
You never gave a price limit. :D

I have an AC30 and an OCD. That is such an amazing combo. Beautiful tones.

Ronsonic
02-21-2007, 12:27 AM
I'm gonna break down and spam my own stuff: Electric Guru treble booster, adds a bit of grit and has a three position tone switch for how bright you need it to be. It doesn't wipe out your bass in any setting and has a nice harmonic complexity that'll still sound like your amp. I don't have any recorded demo's quite like what you're asking about yet. The demo in the sig is running into an overdrive pedal - each chorus he uses a different switch setting. These go $110 shipped in the lower 48.

forsaknazrael
02-21-2007, 01:07 AM
For shimmer? Get a treble booster - A Germanium transistor one. That_Pink_Queen sells some here, in the Gear Ads forum, for a reasonable price. I have one, and it rules.

Ronsonic
02-21-2007, 03:16 AM
Another excellent choice as well. You got options. TPQ is indeed one of the good guys.

forsaknazrael
02-21-2007, 03:39 AM
So, Ronsonic, what's up with that clip on your blog? That your Electric Guru playing? Sounds nice. Don't mean to kill yoru business. :p: Didn't realize when you mentioned the Eletric Guru that is was yours til I tried googling it, haha. Any chance you can get a clip up with a bit more crunch?

costa
02-21-2007, 03:49 AM
personnaly I would go with the MXR 10 band equilizer because it has equilization, volume and gain sliders, so you get just get and overall volume boost or you could have a gain boost and you would also be able to choose if you wanted more treble or if you wanted more mids in your boost, It's jst a way better boost (even though it's called an equalizer pedal.)

here's the link: http://www.jimdunlop.com/index.php?page=products/pip&id=248&pmh=products/p_and_e_detail

Dave_Mc
02-21-2007, 01:33 PM
i like the HBE uno mos (or dos mos for more versatility).

Erock503
02-21-2007, 01:55 PM
I like the xotic AC and RC boosters...

The RC is a clean boost, so it will give waay less gain,
but the AC adds a nice bit of overdrive that really beefs up the sound.
Check 'em out.AC and RC Clips (http://www.analogman.com/xblend.htm)
+1
killer little boxes

woodenbandman
02-21-2007, 02:59 PM
^ + 1 again. they are pretty cool.

A Rangemaster, maybe.

Dave_Mc
02-22-2007, 10:43 AM
+1
killer little boxes

I want to try those pretty badly, I've heard great things.

niguitars.com
02-22-2007, 11:45 AM
http://www.analogman.com/beano.htm

buzz
02-22-2007, 12:47 PM
http://www.analogman.com/beano.htm


along with other suggestions people have given this is no good becauseon the site you just linked it clearly says "this is not a clean boost....it does change your tone quite a bit"

in my first post i said what im lookin for so please try and keep to those parameters.

i just want to go from clean to a bit more grit but with the same tone.


thanks to everyone who gave useful suggestions so far.i know the above rant makes me sound like a **** but some people went off on a tangent and gave EQ pedals and all sorts,im not a **** just please read the first post.

forsaknazrael
02-22-2007, 07:34 PM
It acutally doesn't ask for a clean boost in your first post...Not really...You asked to 'keep the shimmer intact'...which could mean a lot of things. You name some clean boosts...but never specify clean boost. In any case, Pink also makes a full range booster, and BBE makes one too, called the Boosta Grande.

Ronsonic
02-23-2007, 01:11 AM
So, Ronsonic, what's up with that clip on your blog? That your Electric Guru playing? Sounds nice. Don't mean to kill yoru business. :p: Didn't realize when you mentioned the Eletric Guru that is was yours til I tried googling it, haha. Any chance you can get a clip up with a bit more crunch?

Playing on that is customer and badass blues player Don Evans (http://www.don-evans.com/) He's also got a myspace page of his own with some more great examples of his playing. (http://www.myspace.donevans)

I'm currently getting set up to start recording myself. So there'll be more variety. To me one of the best things about these pedals is that everybody sounds different with them. But it leaves a lot of room to cover in any one demo. I'm also working on getting more video demos done. The only one out there now is this one by Donner. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1BgSbDgNGM) He's mostly working the overdrive side of that dual Hero / Guru box. I get a much more gainy, screamy lead sound.

Thanks for asking.

ECistheBest
02-23-2007, 01:16 AM
I recommend Ibanez TS9, MXR Micro-Amp, and MXR 6-band EQ.
the eq adds a little noise tho.
i don't really care about noise anymore.

Joranges
02-23-2007, 08:01 AM
MXR Micro Amp.. pre-Dunlop. (I didn't think there was a difference before between the reissue and originals, there's a huge one. The reissues are just tone sucking.. Okay an exaggeration, but the pre-Dunlop ones are good enough for me to never go back to an reissue even for the $$)

Actually, just to throw this at you as a suggestion (whether it may be useful or not)

Boosters are the easiest type of pedal to build (IMO). And there's plenty of them out there.

tubab0y
02-23-2007, 08:49 AM
EHX LPB-1? it's cheap too, probably less than half the price of the next most expensive thing mentioned.

thebrewfan
02-23-2007, 10:38 AM
even though you don't want an EQ, it does the job better than any other pedal. Because you can boost the gain and the mid frequencies. This makes your solos cut through even more than if you just boosted the gain.