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Old 07-09-2013, 05:41 PM   #21
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My favorite boost wasn't a pedal. It was an onboard arrangement with a simple on/off toggle switch: the legendary (and insanely overpowered) Alembic Stratoblaster! The original version was so powerful that if you weren't careful, you could do serious damage to your amp (which is why Alembic implored purchasers to read the f%cking owner's manual!). The new one is supposed to be less lethal to amplifiers, but I haven't tried it out:

http://alembic.stores.yahoo.net/blaster.html

It really was an amazing booster, and it worked especially well with my old early 1970's Hiwatt 100-watt head. There was just something about the quality of that boosted tone that a lot of today's boost pedals seem to lack.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:00 PM   #22
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My GP-8 makes a great clean boost, you just wind up the volume on it and it provides a flat, clean boost and is programmable on a patch by patch basis.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:05 PM   #23
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wow no Diamond...


The images were just for reference and to try and get away from the usual plain text threads. Obviously it's impossible to fit all the boost pedals out there in a pair of images, imagine this was an overdrive thread Diamonds are amazing though.

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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/


Those were great, thanks for your input.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:15 PM   #24
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Surprised that no one has yet to mention the Timmy. It works very well as a boost, possibly the best I've tried now that I own one. The other boost I loved was the Fulltone Fat Boost, it played really well with other drive pedals.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:04 PM   #25
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My favorite boost wasn't a pedal. It was an onboard arrangement with a simple on/off toggle switch: the legendary (and insanely overpowered) Alembic Stratoblaster! The original version was so powerful that if you weren't careful, you could do serious damage to your amp (which is why Alembic implored purchasers to read the f%cking owner's manual!). The new one is supposed to be less lethal to amplifiers, but I haven't tried it out:

http://alembic.stores.yahoo.net/blaster.html

It really was an amazing booster, and it worked especially well with my old early 1970's Hiwatt 100-watt head. There was just something about the quality of that boosted tone that a lot of today's boost pedals seem to lack.


That seems insane, I'd keep it away from Dumbles just in case.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:01 PM   #26
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actually, my signa drive in the middle setting is pretty much a clean / dirty boost with the gain knob. its actually a darn good boost.

different flavor than the EP booster, which is purely a JFET booster.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:21 AM   #27
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ibanez ts7. sounds just as good as a ts9, at least for crankin up a marshall into full distortion, but you can find it for 1/4 of its price. I also like its light saturation when used on clean, for bluesy solos and such.
Like this wasn't enough, it also has a "hot" mode, which is supposed to give you more gain, somehow like a distortion pedal. Sounds like shit to me but, who knows, some might like it. It's a tank, metal-built, heavier than most other pedals, can throw it out of the window and will still work. And after you dial your settings in, you press the knobs inside the encasing and they won't ever move unless you want to.
My favorite booster, no doubt.
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