Boost help.

strattone75

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Been looking at a clean boost...any suggestions?

MXR/CAE Line driver/Boost
MXR Micro amp(i know this one adds a little bit of low end)
rc booster
keeley katana boost.

any of the above recommended...
any others i should know about???
 

Stressfest

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I would opt for the RC personally...it's the most transparent and versatile out of the ones mentioned. If moneys no issue...keep your eye on ebay for a Landgraff Clean Boost. :AOK
 
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R/C is great, I use the Keeley Katana boost. They both add slightly different e/q's to your playing, but will do what you need, theres many others as well
 

Sniper-V

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I've been on a hunt for True-Bypass, single knob, simple, and transparent clean boost and I can recommend these:
  • Lizard Effects Flying Dragon -very transparent and absoluty NO change in tone, just your tone but louder.
  • Creation Audio - sweet looking, transparent, quite, adds a slight presence boost.
  • Zvex SHO - more of a clarity boost, boost volume and adds some top end sizzle.
I have yet to try:
  • Keeley Katana
  • Catalinbread Super Chili Picoso
  • Moolon Signal Boost (buffered)
  • Landgraff Clean Boost
 

JUSTJOB

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I love the Keeley Katana! As a plus there are no knobs to hit with your feet on the top of the pedal, only a boost button. The knob is on the side, in for clean, and out for grit like an amp on the verge of breakup, with volume to spare.
 

Sniper-V

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Been looking at a clean boost...any suggestions?

MXR/CAE Line driver/Boost
MXR Micro amp(i know this one adds a little bit of low end)
rc booster
keeley katana boost.

any of the above recommended...
any others i should know about???

I just now saw you mentioned the MXR Micro Amp. I've had one for a while and its a great sounding pedal and its super cheap.

But,

My only complaints is that it does alter your original tone. Even when Bypassed, it takes away some tone most noticeable in the high-end. When ON, the pedal seems to restore most of the original tone but still has a slight roll-off on the high-end and your tone seems to loose a little sizzle. The bottom-end is still there and it may or may not be increased but it seems that way because of the roll-off of the highs. In a way it could be good for a bright setup and it could be a "browning" effect. Kind of like purposely using a "cheaper" or longer cable to tame high freq.

I don't use it anymore but when I did for while, I remember always not wanting to turn the pedal off because it seemed to bring back my tone with an increase in volume and some what "brown" up the tone.

I wanted something that was more transparent with no coloring which lead to my choices I posted earlier. I still more to try though...
 




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