#1
Yo guys,

Basically i play in a band, gigs and all, and it would be helpful if i had a booster when i play solos, so you can hear me over the rhythm guitar.

Just wondering what the best pedal was for the job?

I looked into it abit, but most videos of booster pedals just show that they add a little gain, rather than volume, so im getting a little confused on whats what!

If someone could just recommend me a couple different pedals for the job that would be great. ( I have a Marshall DSL50, so i only have one lead channel, so i cant use another channel for solos)

Thanks
#2
could try an overdrive pedal and set the volume lvl on that beyond unity gain but roll back the amount of drive ?
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#3
lpb-1 boosts volume.

i build one that adds a little more gain along with an exact clone.

tubescreamers dont really add much volume.

MI makes a boost n buff too.

or an Xotic RC/AC.
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#5
Any booster placed in the loop will boost volume rather than distortion.
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#6
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Any booster placed in the loop will boost volume rather than distortion.


Really?? I had no idea of this, but thinking about it that does make sense!
#7
Boost pedals in front of an already distorted amp will only increase the amount of distortion. In the loop after the part of the preamp that distorts a boost pedal will increase the volume.
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#8
I use an EQ pedal in the FX loop. That way I can have a variable clean volume boost, a mid-boost or a mix of the two. Be careful, you don't need much to get a serious lift!
#9
You can always do stuff the old school way: set your volume control to 6-7 for rhythm and then turn to 10 for leads.

If you require a pedal I like the xotic RC the best for that application.


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#10
The EQ in the effects loop works great and you can also adjust those sliders to put a little more oompf in your solos.

Worked great for me; and I did try out several other options (OD pedals, Clean Boost pedals) beofre setteling on the EQ.
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#11
Try the MXR CAE Line Driver/booster, its a clean volume boost with just a volume knob but very effective, i use it at the end of the chain for solo boosts.
#12
you could always invest in a BBE sonic stomp/maximizer
if you go on the BBE website and check out the sonic stomp there's a pretty cool video showing you what it can do
#13
I was literally in the exact same position as you (had a DSL50 and everything). I found the only way of getting a volume boost rather than a gain boost when your using a lot of distortion is to put a boost pedal in the FX loop. I went for the LPB-1 as it was cheap and didn't 'cause any loss of tone. Hope that helps.
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#15
You need an EQ or clean boost in the loop.

Anything else will color your tone in an unsatisfactory manner. Especially an overdrive.
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