anyone run a treble booster last in your chain?

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  1. war-knuckles

    war-knuckles Supporting Member

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    If it's a Rangemaster based design, I don't recommend it. The reason is that with this type of circuit, your guitar is actually part of the circuit. The Rangemaster needs to see a relatively high input impedance, like that of your pickups. If you feed it from the lower impedance output of another pedal, it'll be very bright and tinny sounding.

    That said, I don't know much about many of the treble boosters out there. Perhaps some of them include some additional input circuitry to allow for placement following other pedals. I just don't know.

    I use an Addrock Boostmaster, and it's first in my chain. Its whole purpose is to drive other dirt pedals, or the input of a dirty amp, which it does really well. I'd be curious why you'd want to put it last in your chain.
     
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    Sure, when the chain is wah fuzzface treble booster.
    Other effects not so much. Maybe a phasor or vibe would work.
     
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    I have a TC Spark Boost between my dirt pedals and my delays. It's there in case I can't bring up the volume on my guitar for solos, and also to take my fuzz over the top.
     
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    I run a Scot60 treble booster as my end of chain lead boost and it sounds fat and glorious. No issues what so ever. When I run it anywhere but last, the noise and radio stations start.
     
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    ive got a diamond marquis booster that i threw at the end of my chain, not to use as a stand alone drive sort, but just as an extra decibel boost if i need it when the jams at practice get too intense.

    its not "traditional" but i dig it more than when i had it towards the beginning of the chain and im curious who else has done it and what experiences they had
     
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    I tried it for poop and laughter. The result: I got more poop than laughter.
     
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    I have Keeley, Diaz and Analogman treble boosters and they all have to be put first in the signal chain or they sound like crap. The only exception is I can run a passive volume pedal before it, but nothing else...
     
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    I put my SHO clone at the end after a couple of drives and it really overloads my blues junior into crazy sustain.

    Great for solos but not really for chording because it all turns to mush but I still dig that most of the times. That exploding amp sound
     
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    Super Hard On != Treble Booster
     
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    the roger mayer voodoo boost is designed to run at the end of your effect chain
     
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    No I don't. I only like treble boosters before my dirt section.
     
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    I run my Swart Atomic Boost last on my Swart AST board and I have a buffer in my chain.

    To my ears, it sounds amazing.
     
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    FWIW, technically speaking, the TC Spark and SHO are not treble boosters.
     
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    I use my Rangemaster clone after an envelope filter and a fuzz, both true bypass. I dig it, and I've tried it in different places on the chain.. I once kept it always first, but I've found it stacks better with the fuzzes I use if placed after. Before the fuzz it just sounds too harsh and bright.
     

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