#1
when playing with my band i find whenever i take a solo or play a lead line it just doesn't cut through. so i'm after some sort of volume boost pedal for solos.
i've had a look and the only thing i can find is the MXR boost, but its like £80 which seems alot for a boost? is there anything cheaper? or any other options.?
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#3
EHX LPB-1. I've got one and it's very transparent. Set below halfway or so its a huge clean boost, any higher and it starts adding gain.
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#4
I have a roland Cube 30X
is this the nano LPB1 as this looks like a good choice as it is little over £30,
#5
Hmm, that's a solid state amp so you're not gonna want to set it very high at all since it will cause the amp to distort and that will just sound like shit.
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yeahh, would you be able to set it high enough to get a resonable boost without distorting tho?
#7
I don't know, Id go to GC and see if you can't try one with a cube 30x. It'll give you a volume boost but I don't think it will help you cut through as much as you want in a band situation. You might be better off saving for a new amp since a the cube is really just a practice amp.
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#8
No.
What you want is an EQ pedal. You do not want to be boosting a SS moddelling amp.
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No.
What you want is an EQ pedal. You do not want to be boosting a SS moddelling amp.


That's true, but using the 30x in a band situation is probably not the best idea. TS, you'd really be better off with a new amp, though boosting the mids on an eq could work if you don't think there's anyway you can get a new amp.
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Yes, slightly. If you push up EQ bands, those specific frequencies get louder.
If you do happen to buy a boost pedal (don't.), you'll need a noise gate if you're using a high level of boost. The EHX can get pretty noise past halfway.
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UHHHHHHHHH.
I'm sorry, thats just stupid.
He's using a SS MODELING amp, and you want to recommend an OVERDRIVE pedal.
Do you understand how that works?
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Quote by symanoy
an EQ pedal? will that boost the volume too?



It can, but in this case you wouldn't want to. If you boost the mids the amp will be a tad louder, but more importantly it will cut through better. I still say new amp.

Eggmond: No

Ninja edit: Damn theoreticmusic beat me too it.
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UHHHHHHHHH.
I'm sorry, thats just stupid.
He's using a SS MODELING amp, and you want to recommend an OVERDRIVE pedal.
Do you understand how that works?



yes.more than you obviously.you can still use an overdrive pedal with a ss amp and it will give more preamp gain resulting in a volume boost
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sadly a new amp is not an option for a while, i dont have that sort of money right now. I just want a way to boost the sound so the solo cuts through a bit more. do boosts just not work well with SS amps in general? is an EQ the best option for my setup?
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Quote by Eggmond
yes.more than you obviously.you can still use an overdrive pedal with a ss amp and it will give more preamp gain resulting in a volume boost



but it sounds like shit with a modeling amp.
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yes.more than you obviously.you can still use an overdrive pedal with a ss amp and it will give more preamp gain resulting in a volume boost


And you prove just how little you know, if you overdrive the preamp of an SS amp it will clip harshly and sound horrible.

TS: EQ is your best bet. I use an MXR 10 band and it's great and something you'll use with every amp you have. The 6 band is alright, but for just a bit more you can get the 10 band. It also has volume and gain sliders, though those won't be that useful to you know, but with a better amp you might use them.
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#20
yeah I have heard bad things about using overdrive/distortion with solid states especially modellers like the cube! would a volume pedal be any good??
#21
No, most of them just reduce volume and the ones that increase it would work just like a clean boost.
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Quote by theoreticmusic
but it sounds like shit with a modeling amp.


he asked for a boost pedal,not a new amp


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And you prove just how little you know, if you overdrive the preamp of an SS amp it will clip harshly and sound horrible



yes if you have the gain turned up full.a tubescreamer with the gain at 4 will boost without clipping
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Quote by Eggmond
he asked for a boost pedal,not a new amp


yes if you have the gain turned up full.a tubescreamer with the gain at 4 will boost without clipping



Dear Jesus, you idiot. He's using a Cube 30X. It's not going to sound good. It's just a bad idea.

TS: Look into the BBE Boosta Grande. I forgot about that. It (might) work for you. But it probably won't.
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#24
^^Ok, you really don't know what you're talking about. If you're using a ts for a boost, you don't want to turn the gain up at all. I agree that a boost pedal could work, but the fact remains, an EQ is miles better for an ss amp.

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TS: Look into the BBE Boosta Grande. I forgot about that. It (might) work for you. But it probably won't.


In my experience that's an extremely similar pedal to the lpb-1
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#25
I have an LBP1 and imo, it doesnt do what you ask for. It does NOT add any extra volume, and it does NOT cut better through the mix. Its imo quite useless.
What it do very well is, when you put it a little less than halfway, adding a tiny bit of gain, so your solo sounds more fluently. But it does not cut through better at all!
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Quote by symanoy
an EQ pedal? will that boost the volume too?
No, but you don't want to boost the volume, you want to boost the mids.
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Edit:


In my experience that's an extremely similar pedal to the lpb-1



I think it's a bit cleaner. Just a bit.
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