#1
Does it boost volume, or is it primarily a gain saturator?
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#2
I had one and although there is a slight volume boost it mostly saturates your gain, however if you're looking at using it as a gain boost to tighten rhythms don't bother it adds far too much bass, it's strictly for lead work only. I'm not a fan.
#3
Not looking for a gain saturator at all, looking for a cheap volume boost.
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#4
Quote by Offworld92
Not looking for a gain saturator at all, looking for a cheap volume boost.

What sort of amp are you using currently, as with a tube amp nothing is really going to straight up boost the volume, due to the higher input the pedal will cause to go into the amp it will naturally overdrive a little more than without the volume boost
#5
Look for a used MXR 6-band EQ and throw it in the FX loop. This will help to boost your volume while minimizing adding gain.
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#6
6505.

How's the BBE Boosta Grande?

I imagine any sort of "boost" would be pretty useless in front, I was planning on putting it in the loop.

EDIT ^ I could do a Fish and Chips, it fits my budget a lot better.

The main thing that concerns me about the F&C is the buffer. I would be using it like 1% of the time, so I don't want it being all crappy sitting in my chain. And it doesn't look like it can take a stomping, which also concerns me. Not that I plan to go around curb stomping it, but I like my gear to be pretty "shit happens" proof.


EDIT 2: I just remembered I have a TS7 lying around somewhere. Gonna try that in the loop.
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#7
Joyo makes a clone of the MXR 6 band

I just checked there are several Boss 7 band at www.guitarcenter.com/usedgear for like $40
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#8
I use my rp1000 to control volume boosts. I either make a duplicate preset with the level slightly higher or assign a footswitch to use the EQ to boost my volume. Could you do this with your GT-10?

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#9
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I use my rp1000 to control volume boosts. I either make a duplicate preset with the level slightly higher or assign a footswitch to use the EQ to boost my volume. Could you do this with your GT-10?


Yes, but I'm going to have an empty space on my board and I want to fill it.
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#11
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Get an EQ with a level control


MXR 10band. it's 18v but worth it.
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Does it boost volume, or is it primarily a gain saturator?


What is your maximum budget? As far as BBE goes their overdrive has done me well for several years. Good solid pedal, i assume the boost would be the same.
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#15
I don't really know. Probably like $25. Maybe $40. Just depends on what pops up on GC used.

I saw a Fish and Chips for $15. Might just go for that, unless I can find a GE-7 for silly cheap.

R45VT, I only have a boss sized space, even if I wanted to spend 10 Band money it wouldn't fit.
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#16
There are a few GE-7's for $40 on GC used
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#17
I have both the LPB1 and a boosta grande. I much prefer the BBE, the EH seems noisier and colors my tone quite a bit more.
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That's interesting. Lately I've been running the lpb in front of the amp to goose the gain a bit and the bbe in the loop for a volume boost. I really like running my old 250 OD in front of the amp but its lack of an indicator led makes it impractical for live use. Being somewhat broke, I go with the EH, since it's all I have.
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#20
any kind of boost pedal has the ability to saturate gain. every single one. it depends on the pedal, the guitar you use, the amp you use, and where the pedal is in the chian.

if your running into a dirty amp, its going to add saturation. clean, prehaps not.

in FX loop, will stay almost entirely clean regardless of the amp channels.
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