BB Preamp or RC Booster?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Artimus82, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Artimus82

    Artimus82 Member

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    first off, can the Booster be used as straight up overdrive (at lower volume levels) or not? if the answer is no, than I guess it's the Preamp :p

    but yeah, anyone recommend one over the other for a nice transparent overdrive. I'm trying to dip into new stuff right now and I'm looking at this stuff as I see them on lots of boards.

    I like getting to hear string separation and picking dynamics.
    I've heard alot about both of these pedals, so can anyone narrow this down for me?

    thanks!
     
  2. dsl

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    The RC is a Clean Boost - you can get a tiny amount of overdrive but not much (into a clean amp).

    The BB or AC sound more like what your after.

    Here's a link to the website w/ lots of clips:

    http://www.xotic.us/effects/tremTrio/
     
  3. Artimus82

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    maybe the AC booster even?
    is that sort of in between the BB and the RC?
     
  4. stucker

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    I like to use the RC to enhance my clean solos. It's definitely not an overdrive.
     
  5. Sandro

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    Or BB>RC and you are done.

    Sandro
     
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    BB is more transparent than AC and there's a little more gain available. AC is very TS style, with increased mids. Anyway you can smooth the mids with the Baxandall EQ.
     
  7. jhumber

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    Exactly right. At one point I had all 3 on my board.
    The RC and BB have remained - the AC has gone (too compressed for my liking).

    BB = great transparent medium gain drive.
    RC = the handbook in clean boost.

    The AC is great too, just not what I was after.
     

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