#1
Hey guy's,

I'm looking at the Fulltone GT500 which has a "booster/overdrive" and the Jekyll&Hyde which has a "tubescreamer."

Whats the difference there ?

Thanks!!
#2
The tubescreamer is a "booster/overdrive" pedal. However, there are many many different overdrive/booster pedals and they all sound differently. you would need to try each out, or find some reviews with sound samples of the effects.
#4
tube screamer produces its own overdrive sound, whereas a booster just makes your clean guitar signal louder.

you can boost with a tubescreamer because the volume can get above unity gain, but it will also alter the sound a lot more.
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#5
So the booster isn't good for the tubes isn't it ? they must heat a lot to get the overdrive ?
#6
If you compare a Tube Screamer to something like a SD-1, I think the main difference is that the Tube screamer has assymmetrical clipping, whereas the SD-1 doesn't. It's just a different type of (subtle) overdrive really.
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Quote by alans056
So the booster isn't good for the tubes isn't it ? they must heat a lot to get the overdrive ?

i don't see how it'd be bad for the tubes.
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#9
Quote by Blompcube
tube screamer produces its own overdrive sound, whereas a booster just makes your clean guitar signal louder.

you can boost with a tubescreamer because the volume can get above unity gain, but it will also alter the sound a lot more.


+1

a tubescreamer is an od. the pedal has a clipping circuit in it to add its own overdrive.

a booster generally is just a linear boost, i.e. the pedal shouldn't add any of its own dirt and should be pretty transparent, but can drive a tube amp into more distortion.

that's the theory of course. in practice there's some overlap.

Quote by alans056
So the booster isn't good for the tubes isn't it ? they must heat a lot to get the overdrive ?


nah it's fine.

i mean tubes have heaters in them.

Quote by Emperor's Child
If you compare a Tube Screamer to something like a SD-1, I think the main difference is that the Tube screamer has assymmetrical clipping, whereas the SD-1 doesn't. It's just a different type of (subtle) overdrive really.


other way round... tubescreamer is symmetrical, sd1 asymmetrical.

but both are ods. i wouldn't call either a booster, in the technical use of the word.
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#11
haven't tried either, unfortunately. far as i'm aware the J&H is just a tubescreamer (with bass boost?) combined with a dist. Not sure about the fulltone.
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