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#1
....not a lot more really, just a tiny bit.


So far I love my B-52 to death, but it's lacking just a tiny, tiny bit in the territory of "br00talz."


I need something to push it just a little more; something to give it that little nudge into the high-gain territory I need.

However, I tried a TS9 today and while it did give the amp more gain, it also made it really noisy and flabbed-out the low end.


Is there anything that I could use to push my amp a little harder without all the noise and flab? Did I just have the TS9 set wrong? What's the deal?
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#2
Try the DigiTech Bad Monkey. The TS9 has a bit of a mid boost, which may be causing your flabbiness. The Bad Monkey, while a TS9 clone, has less of a mid boost (it's almost unnoticeable) and so makes a very good transparent booster.
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what is your budget?
if its high (leik 250) git a ProTone Rusty Cooley Overdrive
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A bad monkey or a clean boost.
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what is your budget?
if its high (leik 250) git a ProTone Rusty Cooley Overdrive

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#6
My budget is about <100 bucks.


Also, to Darkbiter, a clean boost to give more gain? How does that work out?
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My budget is about <100 bucks.


Also, to Darkbiter, a clean boost to give more gain? How does that work out?


If the signal's hot enough it forces the first tube to overdrive more then usual, adding gain.
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#8
You just need a clean boost. You don't want something thats going to color your sound from the way you talk, just a little something to boost your signal and drive those tubes harder. Look into the LPB-1 clean boost
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wai?

it sounds good to my ears
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You just need a clean boost. You don't want something thats going to color your sound from the way you talk, just a little something to boost your signal and drive those tubes harder. Look into the LPB-1 clean boost



Exactly. I can get the amp up to Metallica-esque amounts of gain but it doesn't quite have enough balls to do some of the heavier metal that I play.

EDIT: What about a BBE Boosta Grande? Would that do it?
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#11
Actually, if you need a bit of extra low end, get an LPB1. I have one, and it adds quite a bit of punchy low end, but it rolls off the highs a bit.
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Actually, if you need a bit of extra low end, get an LPB1. I have one, and it adds quite a bit of punchy low end, but it rolls off the highs a bit.



I want whatever I get to be as transparent as possible, yet still within my budget.


Like I said, I love my tone, it just needs more gain.
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Exactly. I can get the amp up to Metallica-esque amounts of gain but it doesn't quite have enough balls to do some of the heavier metal that I play.

EDIT: What about a BBE Boosta Grande? Would that do it?



Yea, the Boosta Grande would work great.
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Yea, the Boosta Grande would work great.



Ok, thanks.

I've been doing some reading and the common consensus is that the Boosta Grande is really transparent, which is exactly what I'm looking for. Is that true?

Darkbiter said that the LPB-1 actually changes the tone a little which is not a positive thing for me.

EDIT: Holy SHIT! You're in KING!


I go to Shannock's all the time! The next time I'm down there we need to organize a jam sesh!
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Ok, thanks.

I've been doing some reading and the common consensus is that the Boosta Grande is really transparent, which is exactly what I'm looking for. Is that true?

Darkbiter said that the LPB-1 actually changes the tone a little which is not a positive thing for me.

EDIT: Holy SHIT! You're in KING!


I go to Shannock's all the time! The next time I'm down there we need to organize a jam sesh!


Yea The Grande is pretty transparent. The LPB-1 is as well. I don't think its actually adding any bass to his signal, just boosting the low end thats already there. I've built a few pedals based on the LPB-1, and I find it to be very transparent. I build amps as well. If you live nearby you should come by and check some stuff out one day. I do live in King, and I also hit up Shannocks a lot for all my strings and stuff. He's a bit high on his instruments though.
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#17
Quote by dudetheman
Ok, thanks.

I've been doing some reading and the common consensus is that the Boosta Grande is really transparent, which is exactly what I'm looking for. Is that true?

Darkbiter said that the LPB-1 actually changes the tone a little which is not a positive thing for me.

EDIT: Holy SHIT! You're in KING!


I go to Shannock's all the time! The next time I'm down there we need to organize a jam sesh!


nothing will be 100% transparent, but it's one of the better ones by far. also, since you'll be shopping around anyways, try out a BBE sonic maximizer in your loop. It's not a boost, so it might not be what you're looking for, and it'll def color your sound, but not in the way a boost would... think of it as a smart-pre-delay for your EQ (that's about as easily as I can word it). In your case, it's def worth trying. I've tried it through a frind's B-52 with amazing results... see if it's right for you before you buy.
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wai?

it sounds good to my ears

Because you could do a lot better for the same price.

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#19
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Yea The Grande is pretty transparent. The LPB-1 is as well. I don't think its actually adding any bass to his signal, just boosting the low end thats already there. I've built a few pedals based on the LPB-1, and I find it to be very transparent. I build amps as well. If you live nearby you should come by and check some stuff out one day. I do live in King, and I also hit up Shannocks a lot for all my strings and stuff. He's a bit high on his instruments though.



Well, if the LPB-1 is transparent then I'll probably go for it since it's about 40 bucks cheaper than the BBE.

And yeah, their prices are kinda ridiculous at times.

I don't really live near King (I'm in Patrick County, VA, which is right across the border from Claudeville) but I do go down there often as I have a friend who lives there.


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nothing will be 100% transparent, but it's one of the better ones by far. also, since you'll be shopping around anyways, try out a BBE sonic maximizer in your loop. It's not a boost, so it might not be what you're looking for, and it'll def color your sound, but not in the way a boost would... think of it as a smart-pre-delay for your EQ (that's about as easily as I can word it). In your case, it's def worth trying. I've tried it through a frind's B-52 with amazing results... see if it's right for you before you buy.



Thanks, I'll be sure to give that a try if I can find one.
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#20
What does your EQ look like, also, what was the settings on the Tubescreamer?
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#21
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What does your EQ look like, also, what was the settings on the Tubescreamer?



I didn't really get to mess with the tubescreamer much; the guy trying desperately to sell it to me did most of the knob-pushing.

As soon as I found out that I wouldn't be able to get a trade on my Metal Muff and as soon as that information led to the unveiling that I didn't have enough money for the Tubescreamer without the trade, the salesman quickly re-boxed the TS9 and lost interest in me as a customer.


Those bastards told me SPECIFICALLY over the phone that I would be able to get a trade on the MM. I had to drive an hour and a half to their shitty little store only to be told, "Uhhh, we don't really need a Metal Muff. Sorry."
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I didn't really get to mess with the tubescreamer much; the guy trying desperately to sell it to me did most of the knob-pushing.

As soon as I found out that I wouldn't be able to get a trade on my Metal Muff and as soon as that information led to the unveiling that I didn't have enough money for the Tubescreamer without the trade, the salesman quickly re-boxed the TS9 and lost interest in me as a customer.


Those bastards told me SPECIFICALLY over the phone that I would be able to get a trade on the MM. I had to drive an hour and a half to their shitty little store only to be told, "Uhhh, we don't really need a Metal Muff. Sorry."


yeah, that sounds about right... got you in the door though... once.
#24
I use the boss sd-1. i put the volume all the way up and the gain all the way down so its more or less a boost. it works great for what you want
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yeah, that sounds about right... got you in the door though... once.



Exactly.


I was fairly pissed. I went on down the street a little ways to another music store where I was harassed by a tribe of nomadic crackheads.

At first they offered to buy my pedal (even though it was fairly obvious they couldn't use it and/or didn't know what it was) but all they needed was change for a 20 dollar bill.

I was asking 60 bucks. Why would he need change for a 20 dollar bill? Oh yeah, so he can take my two tenners and sprint for the liquor store (which he had already visited once today by the smell on his breath).

I finally had to tell him to dive into my car while simultaneously telling him to fuck off and get job.

It was quite a ridiculous day if I do say so.

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So then what are your settings on the B-52?


On my Lead channel (the one I want to boost) I have the gain maxed, the bass maxed, the mids at 12 o'clock and the treble at 2:30, with the countour at 11 o'clock.
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#27
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Come by my GC. It is nice and the people know at least a little bit.



You're in Ohio.


I'm in Virginia.
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Do you have the 2x12 or 1x12?


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#31
Try the Metal Muff in the clean channel.
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Ohio is boring. The most exciting at the GC here is a guy that used to be in Gwar comes in sometimes.



I know, I sometimes vacation in Ohio to visit family.


I've been to the Willoughby GC. It's nice.
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Ok, so I don't spam this up too much, the Boosta Grande should be good. Other good options would be the MXR Micro Amp or the Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster.


Eh, the LPB-1 is the cheapest option and if it'll do what I need done then I'm gonna go for it.


Well, I'm going down to NC tomorrow so I might call up the store down there (Shannock's) and see what they have stocked.
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The LPB-1 is a good pedal. It isn't transparent but it can give a good boost and will boost your lowend a bit like said. If it does too much, just roll down the bass on your amp a bit.


That's what I was thinking.


I'm going to check the store in NC before I order anything online though. If they have a Boosta Grande or something that I can actually try before I buy then I'll get it; if not I'll order the LPB-1.
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#38
Why not swap out your preamp tubes for something hotter? That's one of the perks of having a tube amp after all.
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#39
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Why not swap out your preamp tubes for something hotter? That's one of the perks of having a tube amp after all.



That's a good idea but would it really add a significant amount of gain?
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That's a good idea but would it really add a significant amount of gain?


When I had my B52 head I swapped out JUST the first stage gain tube and could notice a slight difference. Based on your budget I think this would be a better overall investment for roughly the same cost.
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