Anybody ever try the Pork Loin as a clean boost?

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  1. billyg121

    billyg121 Supporting Member

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    Somebody mentioned to me that they really liked the PL as a clean boost. That is, the internal trimmers tweaked to a clean boost setting. Anybody use their PL this way?
     
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    That is how I use mine. Fattest clean boost I ever heard. The trimmer on the inside is set to a minimum amount of dirt. Gain is at zero and blend is full clean. That way, if needed, I can still blend in a bit of dirt to make things interesting, but most of the time it's just used as a boost.

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    Pedal is always on!
     
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    :agree

    Just like that.
     
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    I have. I also A/B'd it to my high-quality Monster Stud Klone. It was every bit as good.

    The Pork Loin is easily my favorite overdrive pedal.
     
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    Wow! Cool guys! Thanks for the info. I can't wait to try it out like this. On kind of a side note...where in the chain do you put it as a clean boost? Last?
     
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    I set mine after my comp and before my Green Rhino. It does a great job pushing the rhino.
     
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    Yuppers, it's a terrific pedal, quite versatile, with clean boosting being one of its features.

    Love the Pork Loin (both pedal AND food).

    alan
     
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    Just started using mine as a clean boost, and everything said above is correct...especially how nice it is pushing the Green Rhino.
     
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    So are you guys that are pushing the rhino using the rhino as a rhythm tone?
     
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    yes on both counts.
     
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    On the big board I used to have my Pork Loin after comp at the beginning of the chain, but now it’s on the small board, chain is
    Fuzz Head – Buffer – Pork Loin – Trem – Tuner.

    Also: has no one ever seen this
    PorK LOiN.

    :banana

     
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    I see what you did there and I like it.
     
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    Cool guys! I'm going to doing some experimenting with it tonight. I think as stated above, it will be a huge sounding clean boost. I just wonder how it will handle my 69 fuzz going into it? Sometimes 2 massive sounding pedals together can be over the top. @ verythin, how does it pair with your fuzzhead?
     
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    It just seems like such a waste to use the green rhino as a rhythm pedal instead of a lead pedal! It just screams as a lead pedal ;)
     
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    Shhhh...don't tell anyone.;)

    John in San Diego
     
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    I know... Heads would probably explode and riots would start over in the new Klon thread if people realized that the cheap, mass produced Pork Loin could do the Klon thing really well!
     
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    True guys....these Klon and Pork Loin threads are getting kinda close. Rioting could happen. :)
     
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    Really well! The Pork Loin being smooth and a bit on the dark side, the Fuzz Head a bit raspy and a tad bright.
     
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    PL is a great boost.. loved it for bass.

    Dont know how close the circuits are.. but the klon and pl both ramp up to 18v internally..
     
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    the pl can be run at 18v?
     

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