#1
Is that safe to say that if you boost (with a booster pedal) a solid state amp, your overdriven tone will be closer to fuzz than an overdriven tube amps sound?

(I base it upon the idea that signal boosting happens with transistors in the fuzz pedals too)
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#3
from my experience.,. cranking SS amps just gets really nasty clipping sounds that sound like farts kinda... hard to explain.. but it's not good.. not musically applicable at all
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#4
usually unless you boost the clean channel which tends to just sound like ass, you just get more gain, and occasionally some unwanted input clipping which doesn't sound good at all.
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#5
It sounds kinda like fuzz, but not in a good way.
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#6
Fuzz for t3h n@sty thr@sh, maybe, but boosting an SS amp just clips the transistors, and it is not a very melodic sound.
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#7
...i think a lot of people just jumped to conclusions without actually putting it into practice.

though this conclusion theoretically seems reasonable, different amps will react differently, and simply being a transistor amp doesn't cause a definite reaction to being boosted. Solid state overdrive channels tend to handle a clean boost pretty well, as it's not much different from turning the gain control up on the amp. The clean channel is usually dreadful if boosted to the point of clipping, and produces a farty, naff sound, however, it can sound good if only in very few cases. as i said, it all depends on the preamp circuit, the type of transistors and diodes used, etc etc.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#9
Thanks for the answers guys. I have to find my old MicroCube, i would like to experiment with some harsh and ****ty tones. I think this is a side-symptome of my FuzzFactorys self-oscillation. That pedal will turn me into some kind of noise-industrial fan.
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Last edited by Daneeka at Mar 17, 2009,