Beano Boost users: Do you leave it on all the time?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Mike R., Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Mike R.

    Mike R. Member

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    I picked up a Beano Boost from Analogman this week. I tried it into my Bad Bob Boost and into a 5 watt Champ clone and a Telecaster. It sounded *great!*

    When I kicked the Beano off I swear it was like someone rolled the tone back on the guitar.

    I was initially going to use it to add something to the neck pickup of my Les Paul but this is a seriously good always on pedal.

    Am I late to the party on this?
     
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  2. jimijimmyjeffy

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    You would not be the first great player to do that, assuming you are a great player. :)

    But for me, ideally I would want to have an amp and guitar that would produce usable sounds without the pedal too.

    But until that time, no reason not to use the TB. Maybe the pedal will teach you something about your tastes and preferences?
     
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  3. Mike R.

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    Ha. The Champ sounds very good without it for sure, but once you add and then take it away you notice it isn’t there.
     
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    It's such an addicting sound and feel. It doesn't really suit my style; but when I step on the Beano, it's so hard to go back. It's just about as much fun as you can have with a knob and a switch.

    Have you tried rolling back your guitar volume for clean sounds yet? You seriously could leave the Beano on all the time if you like to ride your volume knob.
     
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  5. Mike R.

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    Yes, I’m always on the volume knob. It cleans up great.

    I should have been more clear though in the op. I meant leaving it on feeding another boost or overdrive even at lightish gain settings.
     
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  6. Bluesful

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    Depends.

    If into the Normal channel of an AC30 - then most likely, yes.
     
  7. middlechainringguy

    middlechainringguy Silver Supporting Member

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    The Beano tightened up my Champ perfectly. I could have easily gone always on.
     
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  8. PorkChop

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    I don’t always leave it on but a lot. I use it at unity.
     
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    I guess I use it more as a “frequency exciter” than a boost.
     
  10. MoonshineMan

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    On dark amps or low-powered tweeds with flubby bass, a Beano is a godsend for humbuckers. It adds a little hiss, but nothing too bad.
    I don’t do it all the time, but I’ve left it on all night many times and love it. It’s pretty responsive to the volume knob. Not perfect, but it does the job.
     
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    I tried a ton of pedals in the last 45 years, but the Beano is the only one I bought. It’s great, and goes with tweeds like peanut butter goes with jelly.

    Leave it on? Sure, unless there’s a reason to turn it off!
     
  12. sickboy79

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    I don't use mine as an always one pedal. Mostly as a lead boost.
     
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    My only always on is a compressor. I’ve been going only pedals into clean. Beano + ts+ mythical OD = my overdriven amp tone. I play at times clean w no pedals or any combo of those 3 pedals. Plus I also have fuzz and distortion pedal.
     
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    Where do you guys set the knob?
     
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    Into another OD after 12:00 to really do its thing.
     
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    10 o'clock.
     
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  17. thesjkexperienc

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    With a treble booster I leave it on all the time and use the knobs on my guitars to get a range of tones.
     
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  18. H. Mac

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    A lot depends on what I want the Beano to do, as it’s really versatile considering it has only one knob and a toggle switch. But in general, the cleaner the amp is set, the ore likely I am to crank the Beano up past 12 or even 2 o’clock. To my ears though, the Beano always adds magic at any setting!
     
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    I use mine for certain songs or when needing a different boost flavor, usually set on the mid setting around 12-1:00.
     
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    I vary from the treble and mid toggle. I vary the knob with my Marshall Superlead, probably noon the most. I was curious if anyone was maxing it out.
     

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