This device adds a preset amount of gain, using a single control. With a guitar, this lets you boost your signal for lead work, adjust between two different guitars with unmatched output (i.e. humbucker to single coils), or it can supply a permanent boost in a long effects chain where signal dropoff is a problem.

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i like the sound of it, anybody think it actually makes a difference?

i think it could but for the price of it i would just get like a tubescreamer or something to really boost
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i think it could but for the price of it i would just get like a tubescreamer or something to really boost

Tubescreamers and most overdrive pedals add a certain amount of grit and their own color to the tone, which may not be want you want.

Clean boosts are usually designed to be as transperant as possible (retaining your amps original voicing, just more gain). The MXR is just a clean boost (i think it can add something around 14dB more volume to your signal), makes your signal louder, though I've heard people complain that its got a bit too much in the bass end of it (but its got some sparklyness in the top end too, more prescence you could say).
There are tons and tons of very nice boutique boosters out there.
Last edited by seljer at Jul 18, 2006,
I've owned one for about 2 years now. I don't use it much b/c although it does boost the volume it also adds a hell of a lot distortion to my amp's set up. If you turn it up all the way and have a big muff or any other distortion on, it sounds like someone is slashing your speakers. It's a cool effect but it's probably not what your looking for in a boost for soloing. I would suggest looking into a volume pedal or something that doesn't really add too much distortion on your tone. My little Alligator works best for changing between solos and rhythm imo.
Last edited by IbanezRGsk8er at Jul 18, 2006,
I own one. It has a very narrow function: to amplify your signal, but save as much tone of your guitar as possible. You can use as a quick volume switch between solo and rythm. Put into a tube amp, it can raise a weak signal so that you get very high gain with intact tone of your coils. I'm curious in comparing it with the Seymour Duncan pickup booster or the Maxon treble booster or something else.
i'm curious, i like the idea of what this is supposed to do (and appears to do from what the above to users have said). though i would like to know what other clean boosters are available within this price bracket. baring in mind i'm in the UK and the micro-amp is £78 (http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=9141). so really i suppose i'm looking at a maximum of £100, or $100 as usually thats how gear works out if its from the US over here.
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Just some things I've found on GAK...

Dytone Fet Booster-£109 http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=67347
Dytone Treble booster-£109 http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=67453
Seymore Duncan Pickup Booster-£75 http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=9126
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