#1
Hey guys,

I'm after a boost pedal, i need to be louder when i'm doing solo's with the distortion on to stand out a bit more. anyone recommend a decent one which isn't too pricey?

i was looking at the boss feedback/booster but didn't really read that many great things about it
#2
What level of distortion are you playing at (ie what genre)?

A boost (MC401, micro amp) in the fx loop=volume
A boost in front (Tube screamer, SD-1 families of pedals)=more distortion, some volume depending on what the amp and pedal are set to.

I like both for full band situations.
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#3
Boss GE-7 - up to 20db of boost - just keep your EQ settings flat - one of the simplest clean boosts around and super easy to set up.

You want to go dist/OD I would recommend a BOSS OD-1, SD-1 or the Ibanez TS9, 808 or the Soul Food.
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#4
You have plenty of options... EHX LPB, EHX Soul Food, Fulltone 2B, TS9, an EQ pedal, MXR Micro amp...

Fulltone Fulldrive 3 could be a good idea for you too. It's a 2 in 1 pedal.
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#5
Many (not all) effects pedals with a volume knob can be used as a booster. Just turn the effect (whatever it is) to zero and set the volume to taste. Pedals with true bypass work best.

Once at a gig on a late Sunday night I was setting up my rig and 1/2 hour before we go on I noticed someone had "borrowed" my booster. No time to get another. Guitarist loaned me an old pedal. Don't even know what is. Worked a treat.

From that time on I always carry a Marshall Guv II pedal as a spare
#6
Some work better than others depending on the situation. That's why I asked for what genre/dirt level he plays at before hitting the pedal.
Charvel So-Cal (SH6TB/N, killswitch), Jackson RR5FR (TB6/Jazz, Drop C). Joyo pxl pro.
Loop1=Crybaby from hell, Boss PS-5, Seymour Duncan 805 or Green Rhino, EQD Hoof or Earthbound Audio Super Collider. Loop 1 into ISP Decimator II.
Loop 2 (FX loop)-Line6 M9, TC Spark Mini. Loop 2 into mxr 10band. All into a Peavey Triple XXX 212, Ibanez IL15.
#7
i use a boss ds-1 for distortion, i have the distortion set to about half way. i'm in a cover band the heaviest it gets is The Darkness I Believe in a thing called love, that kind of distortion. i'm not looking for anything to change the tone, just literally a volume boosy of a few decibals for when i'm doing a solo or lead part. the GE-7 looks like a possibility or the mxr micro amp!
#8
Just volume=Micro amp, or for an even cleaner volume boost, MC401. I'm down on the GE-7, it has a bit of floor noise not for my liking.
Charvel So-Cal (SH6TB/N, killswitch), Jackson RR5FR (TB6/Jazz, Drop C). Joyo pxl pro.
Loop1=Crybaby from hell, Boss PS-5, Seymour Duncan 805 or Green Rhino, EQD Hoof or Earthbound Audio Super Collider. Loop 1 into ISP Decimator II.
Loop 2 (FX loop)-Line6 M9, TC Spark Mini. Loop 2 into mxr 10band. All into a Peavey Triple XXX 212, Ibanez IL15.
#9
A TC Spark Mini in the FX Loop is what I use, I believe it has a range up to a 10db boost. I keep mine set around 7 o clock and I find that to be plenty extra oomph for my solos.
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