#1
I've found Behringer pedals hit and miss. I give the Tube Monster a and their Compressor Sustainer

Is there anyone with first hand experience of the EQ700? I intend it to act as a boost pedal for some extra volume to cut through for solos.

Thanks in advance.
#2
If you are running it into the front input of your amp, and you set the amp dirty, it may just give you a bit more gain but not necessarily volume. Adjusting the EQ along with the volume could help. If you set your amp pretty clean it would give you much more a volume boost and along with a cutting EQ setting you will have a good solo sound. If your amp has an effects loop, that would be even better.