#1
Hello me again! my next purchase is probably going to be the danalectro fish n chips and wanted to know if it could be used as a trebble booster, like the screaming bird by EHX. Thanks!
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#2
Absolutely - just crank the treble on the EQ.
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#3
Yes. That's what an EQ is for. How are the Danelectro budget pedals? I don't have much experience with them.
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#4
Yes and no.

Yes, in that an EQ can shape/boost the tone to be more in the treble range.

No, in that often treble booster circuits colored the tone by the nature of the circuit almost lending a fuzz type effect to an already slightly distorted amp.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treble_booster
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#5
why yes, yes it can.

and while i'm here, it's reminded me i need an EQ pedal myself.
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#6
Well, it will boost the treble, but "the" treble booster pedal has some peculiarities that can't really be reproduced with an EQ. First is that the classic design adds some clipping right from the pedal - an EQ is designed specifically not to do that - and second is that the original circuit has a frequency-dependent boost. With an EQ, you can approximate that effect with a setting that cuts bass and then adds treble in increasing amounts up the spectrum, but it's not achieving the same effect. Basically, the old treble booster pedals had transistors that did a whole bunch of stuff they shouldn't have that ended up sounding really good. EQs are designed to not do all those things, so they're more useful but they won't emulate the "wrongness" of the treble booster.

So, yes, you can boost treble, but if you're looking for "that" rangemaster sound a la Brian May or Ritchie Blackmore, it's not quite the right tool.
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Yes. That's what an EQ is for. How are the Danelectro budget pedals? I don't have much experience with them.


The fish and chips is really good. I love mine. Not as good as my BOSS GE-7, but its like half the price.
#8
okay. i have a fuzz for the fuzz tone you guys are speaking of, but i think ill get the eq then.
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Well, it will boost the treble, but "the" treble booster pedal has some peculiarities that can't really be reproduced with an EQ. First is that the classic design adds some clipping right from the pedal - an EQ is designed specifically not to do that - and second is that the original circuit has a frequency-dependent boost. With an EQ, you can approximate that effect with a setting that cuts bass and then adds treble in increasing amounts up the spectrum, but it's not achieving the same effect. Basically, the old treble booster pedals had transistors that did a whole bunch of stuff they shouldn't have that ended up sounding really good. EQs are designed to not do all those things, so they're more useful but they won't emulate the "wrongness" of the treble booster.

So, yes, you can boost treble, but if you're looking for "that" rangemaster sound a la Brian May or Ritchie Blackmore, it's not quite the right tool.

Gotta love the Rangemaster.
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#12
Just want to add, the EHX Screaming Bird isn't much of a treble booster. It seems to just reduce every frequency except the treble and boost the volume a bit, doesn't sound great!
#13
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Just want to add, the EHX Screaming Bird isn't much of a treble booster. It seems to just reduce every frequency except the treble and boost the volume a bit, doesn't sound great!

okay thank you!
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