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Old 07-08-2013, 03:51 AM   #1
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So what's your favourite boost pedal and why?

I just want to read your opinions

Please try to be objective and do not bash the others.

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Old 07-08-2013, 03:52 AM   #2
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Where's the Klon?
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:01 AM   #3
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I'd describe the Klon as a low/mid gain overdrive, this is more clean boost oriented.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:08 AM   #4
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The very last one is my favorite, the ZVex SHO. It rocks!
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:53 AM   #5
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I'd describe the Klon as a low/mid gain overdrive, this is more clean boost oriented.

those who use the klon outside of the bedroom tend to use it as a clean boost.

it's the best clean boost pedal i've played, let alone owned.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:34 AM   #6
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ok, Ill say it... The TS9 tubescreamer. Its just so good
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:46 AM   #7
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sooo many man, go shop online, unlimited ones. i have some good ones to add when i look em up later.

i personally have the EP booster. very nice, great reputation for single coils, but fairly transparent with a hint of EQ shaping, but my best likes are that Xotic are extremely well made, probably the highest quality pedal on my board and that its JFET, when pushing a preamp the JFET seems extremely natural. this goes for most FET style pedals like a fulltone fulldrive 2 or something.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:05 AM   #9
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EHX LPB-1. 20 bucks and does what you want it to do.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:37 AM   #10
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Where's the Klon?


Serious question, is the Klon actually a good (great? amazing?) pedal, or is it all just a big inside joke due to the price?
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:25 PM   #11
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Serious question, is the Klon actually a good (great? amazing?) pedal, or is it all just a big inside joke due to the price?


I saw an old rig walk through with Metallica, and apparently they use Klons. Aerosmith does too.

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those who use the klon outside of the bedroom tend to use it as a clean boost.


people use the klon outside of the bedroom?

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Serious question, is the Klon actually a good (great? amazing?) pedal, or is it all just a big inside joke due to the price?


nah, it is a good pedal, to be fair. very good, really.

just the prices are crazy.
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its one of those iconic pedals that really is good, but its a collectors item. is a dumble worth like 40 grand? well probably not. but if you want a dumble......

there are limitless boosts out there. some i have found are

lizard leg flying dragon or the draconis below

http://www.lizardlegeffects.com/pedals/draconis.html

this - http://www.fxeng.com/moab.html

which i have played. awesome pedals.

this http://wrenandcuff.com/site/the-sto.../the-phat-phuk/
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Serious question, is the Klon actually a good (great? amazing?) pedal, or is it all just a big inside joke due to the price?

in all seriousness, it's a great pedal. it works best in a band mix - by itself, the overdrive sounds honky and kind of off. but in a mix it cuts like it's nobody's business. the clean boost is amazing after a dirt pedal, as it emphasises the midrange and makes everything sound bigger, at the risk of sounding clichéd. the centaur was called the professional overdrive for a reason.

the most common way of using it is as a boost into a hot tube amp, with the gain either at zero (clean boost) or around 9 o'clock (slightly dirty coloured boost).

keep in mind i have the ktr, which i picked up for $300, and they're going for about $500ish second-hand now. the price of the centaurs is a bit of a joke, really. and a lot of people drop coin on it, use it in the bedroom, can't see what the fuss is about and then go make a hundred threads on TGP about how overrated it is, while the pros kick in with how good it is in a band setting, and then someone calls someone else a self-righteous twat, and then scott auld gets his infraction face on.
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in all seriousness, it's a great pedal. it works best in a band mix - by itself, the overdrive sounds honky and kind of off. but in a mix it cuts like it's nobody's business. the clean boost is amazing after a dirt pedal, as it emphasises the midrange and makes everything sound bigger, at the risk of sounding clichéd. the centaur was called the professional overdrive for a reason.

the most common way of using it is as a boost into a hot tube amp, with the gain either at zero (clean boost) or around 9 o'clock (slightly dirty coloured boost).

keep in mind i have the ktr, which i picked up for $300, and they're going for about $500ish second-hand now. the price of the centaurs is a bit of a joke, really. and a lot of people drop coin on it, use it in the bedroom, can't see what the fuss is about and then go make a hundred threads on TGP about how overrated it is, while the pros kick in with how good it is in a band setting, and then someone calls someone else a self-righteous twat, and then scott auld gets his infraction face on.


Hm. Anyone make a cheap clone (lol)?
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Hm. Anyone make a cheap clone (lol)?

molter does.

apart from that, there is a pretty big market for klones. the arc effects one i've had alongside my ktr, and can't tell the difference. but that's $200ish.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:36 AM   #17
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^ yeah there are plenty of klones, but they tend to be "cheapish", rather than cheap. Ironically a lot of the people making really cheap klones had to up their prices to ensure that they sold. Because people assume that if they're cheap they must be crap, lol.

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yeah that's about the height of it

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in all seriousness, it's a great pedal. it works best in a band mix - by itself, the overdrive sounds honky and kind of off. but in a mix it cuts like it's nobody's business. the clean boost is amazing after a dirt pedal, as it emphasises the midrange and makes everything sound bigger, at the risk of sounding clichéd. the centaur was called the professional overdrive for a reason.

the most common way of using it is as a boost into a hot tube amp, with the gain either at zero (clean boost) or around 9 o'clock (slightly dirty coloured boost).

keep in mind i have the ktr, which i picked up for $300, and they're going for about $500ish second-hand now. the price of the centaurs is a bit of a joke, really. and a lot of people drop coin on it, use it in the bedroom, can't see what the fuss is about and then go make a hundred threads on TGP about how overrated it is, while the pros kick in with how good it is in a band setting, and then someone calls someone else a self-righteous twat, and then scott auld gets his infraction face on.


LOL

but yeah I mean I'd never say it's a bad pedal, i did like the one i tried. I just don't like the way some people on tgp act like unless you have one you sound bad. plenty of cheap ods sound really, really good (especially if you're just using them as a boost). Exactly like a klon? not really, but good in their own right (IMO).
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I'm pretty happy with my Custom Badass for what it is. I mean for a $100 pedal...
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Whatever you decide avoid the Modtone at all costs, the switch will break in no time. I got the MXR Boost/Line driver. Feels really solid and the led is so bright, works well for me.
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