#1
Fellas.
My question to you is what are your experiences with various boost pedals and what are the traps for beginnners in the field.
I really need some type of signal boost for solos and what not, and so I decided to look for a boost.
I quite like the look of the 'PunchLove" pedal and even more the "Fat-Boost" by visual sound I think, might be someone else.

I am drawn to these as the more i have thought about it, id quite like to experiment using the pedal as part of a main standard tone, not just a volume raise for the solos. It then made sense to get a pedal with clean boost and dirt.
Is the dirt option necesarry? Or would a good qulity ultra clean boost be better, and just preserve my lead tone from the blackstar ht-5 mini stack? :S
cheers guys.

What pedals do you have> thoughts?
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#2
I like to have a mix on the board...here are a few categories to check out:

Clean Boosts - Xotic RC Booster is on my board; others like the Plush clear gain pedal and the ZVex SHO.
Treble Booster - Retroman Beano for me, but any "Rangemaster" clone will qualify - other favorites are Analogman Beano and Keeley Java Boost.
Not quite clean boosts - Xotic EP Booster is what I use; it is a Echo Plex pre-amp style, without the delay.
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#3
thanks man, so do you have multiples running sometimes?
And are they for your tone or to beef up and push you up in the solos only?
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#4
I like the RC booster on at all times when I am running a clean signal - it's got a good gain control, but I just don't use it much. It works well with the EP booster, so I kick it in when I need an extra notch without much gain. The treble boosters seem to work best with an amp that is already about to break or a drive pedal - I generally run it on it's own into my Marshall.

My suggestion is the RC booster, since it is versitile enough to cover your needs and isn't too expensive.
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Mesa RoadKing II and 2 Vox AC15s run in stereo
#5
thanks a ton man, yea price is the issue too ha
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#6
You could also look at Compressors.
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