#1
I keep seeing rave reviews for this clean boost pedal, but the reviews all state that its hard to really describe what it does. Needless to say, I'm intrigued by such a mysterious pedal that apparently adds "it" to your tone, but also confused because apparently it's hard to describe. Has anyone had time with this pedal that would be able to tell me 1) if it's worth it and 2) any description of what it affects, tone wise. Thanks a lot!
#2
Quote by Dinglebuttz
I keep seeing rave reviews for this clean boost pedal, but the reviews all state that its hard to really describe what it does. Needless to say, I'm intrigued by such a mysterious pedal that apparently adds "it" to your tone, but also confused because apparently it's hard to describe. Has anyone had time with this pedal that would be able to tell me 1) if it's worth it and 2) any description of what it affects, tone wise. Thanks a lot!


It's essentially an Echoplex EP-3 style preamp in a box.

Depends on what you mean by 'worth it' and depends on what you're looking to get out of the pedal tbh. Are you looking for a straight clean boost with a lot of headroom? Are you looking for something you can shove in front of a distorted signal etc...
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#3
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It's essentially an Echoplex EP-3 style preamp in a box.

Depends on what you mean by 'worth it' and depends on what you're looking to get out of the pedal tbh. Are you looking for a straight clean boost with a lot of headroom? Are you looking for something you can shove in front of a distorted signal etc...


One review I read said he just left it permanently on and it added some "harmonic depth" to his tone, and that it's hard to describe but once you hear it you will never not use it. I play mostly hard rock and metal (megadeth, maiden, metallica, acdc, red fang, the sword, etc) so I'm working on getting some pedals to round out my setup. I'll listen to some review vids and samples tonight when I get home to get an audible reference.
#4
Quote by Dinglebuttz
1. One review I read said he just left it permanently on and it added some "harmonic depth" to his tone, and that it's hard to describe but once you hear it you will never not use it. 2. I play mostly hard rock and metal (megadeth, maiden, metallica, acdc, red fang, the sword, etc) so I'm working on getting some pedals to round out my setup. I'll listen to some review vids and samples tonight when I get home to get an audible reference.


1. I like drugs too.


2. Okay, and what are you looking to get out of the pedal?
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#5
Mostly just wondering if it will thicken up my tone some. I would like to have a "big" sound.

Also, lol'd at the drugs part.
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Mostly just wondering if it will thicken up my tone some. I would like to have a "big" sound.

Also, lol'd at the drugs part.


It's a pretty warm sounding pedal so if you're looking to soften up some edge when you're boosting it definitely is good at that. I only tried it in the store though and I don't own one so YMMV.
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#8
I liked mine when I had it and it does add some warmth to the amp, I played it through my Marshall as well as my old 3 channel Dual rec. It sounded great with the Dual Rec, but it was just ok through the marshall.
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#9
If you're just looking to thicken up the sound check out the TC Electronic Mimiq. It will double, triple, or quad track your signal with a tightness control.

I asked Santa for one. . .

I use the clean boost side of my Budda Zenman for my clean boost needs into the high gain channels of my Dual Rec Roadster and it's great!
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#10
I got rid of mine because it colored the tone too much.
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#11
If you're looking to add a pedal to alter the fundamental nature of your basic tone, it's probably a bad idea - for that you need to get a new amp. If you're missing Ooomph etc, no pedal will p[provide it if your amp can't deliver it on it's own.