#1
I want to have to boost for playing rock/metal solos (increase in volume and tone) What's a good pedal that can do that, with as little noise produced as possible? I currently have a Boss DS-1 hooked up as a booster but it produces too much noise when turned on with my distortion, even with its Gain is set to zero.
#3
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Quote by fizzicks
I want to have to boost for playing rock/metal solos (increase in volume and tone) What's a good pedal that can do that, with as little noise produced as possible? I currently have a Boss DS-1 hooked up as a booster but it produces too much noise when turned on with my distortion, even with its Gain is set to zero.



Have you tried cutting all gain on the sd and cranking the volume and leaving the tone around noon?
#5
Clean boost is what your looking for. Marshall Blues Breaker has a nice boost option, so does Box of Rock.
#6
I am assuming you want a clean boost, so check out something like the MXR MC401 works great for signal improvement right up to over driving an amp with the volume turned down. There is also the cheaper version the M113 Micro Amp not 100% on what the exact difference is between the two but they both serve the same purpose.
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Clean boost is what your looking for.


disagree, if you ask me a tubescreamer-style od works better for that.
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#8
Or you could try the Electro Harmonix LPB1.......
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#9
if you're willing to put in a little effort, the BYOC Triboost is excellent. 3 flavorful boosts in one, so you can change the most appropriate boost as your equipment changes and your tone develops

http://buildyourownclone.com/triboost.html

It's fairly easy to build provided you know how to solder; if you don't know how to solder, practice soldering a few stray wires first and then move onto the pedal.
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#11
Or if you only gonna use it as a boost. Get an eq pedal with a level slider, that way you can adjust what frequencies are affected and how they are affected compared to a set eq on an overdrive.
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#12
Ibanez TubeScreamer, Maxon OD808/OD9, Green Rhino Overdrive, boss DS-1 if you're in a pinch, MXR GT-OD, MXR ZW-OD (the Zakk Wylde one), just use them as a slight clean boost, but just a little kick in volume. Any one of these will do the job, not to mention you get a great clean boost to tighten your tone up.
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#13
MXR 6 Band EQ or a Maxon Graphic EQ would do the trick. I have also heard good things about EHX Germanium OD being used as a decent booster.