Boosters, where do you put em ...

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  1. Sid

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    Ranging from clean boosts to treble boosts to gers....

    Have talked to some who put them pre OD and some post OD some even both....

    this things always confused me as to what it actually does to your sound in various configs...

    what do you guys feel...??:JAM
     
  2. Jose Luis Garci

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    If the OD is a valve crank, i'd put it previously.
    In any other case, i'd put it previously :p
     
  3. Sid

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    May be you think my answer was not serius, but it was.
    If you are looking for Over Drive the amp, you have to make the signal be higher to improve the wave cut.
    That's why I suggested to put the booster at the begining of the chain.
     
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    a booster will not increase volume pre-gain on an overdriven amp. I put mine last.
     
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    I put a Keeley Katana boost before the OD pedals and a BJF Baby Pink boost (which is also a line driver that "cleans up" the signal) as the last in line just before the delay...
     
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    For me it's before anything, but usually I'm only using my Catablinbread SCP for country gigs and it's my Guitar > SCP > Matchless Chieftain.
     
  8. Sid

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    Interesting,

    How does it affect the signal whether the booster is primarily before your OD section of after....anyone??
    :confused:
    Since we have a range of boosters...clean,germ,treble,fat...

    which ones are put before or after the OD section and why???

    :RoCkIn
     
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    I put my Katana after my Hotcake (Hotcake is always on, so doesn't really count), but before my go-to drive, the Cusack Screamer.

    You definitely want to have your boost before your overdrive pedals. Otherwise, your just making your current sound louder. If your amp is on the verge of breakup, then sure, that will work for pushing the sound over the edge... but in normal application, I'm not allowed to get my AC30 to that volume level. :D

    If you put it before your OD, then you are changing the actual sound, and pushing your drive harder with a hotter signal, rather than just the volume.

    At least, thats the theory... All's I know, is that it sounds better this way. :)
     
  10. Sid

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    Oh alright...I think I understand now....the booster in effect increases either gain or volume depending on the placement...I guess an idea situation would be to have it in both positions for the option...

    what about germanium and treble boosters...whats the usage for these....what do they do to the signal...
     
  11. hemlock

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    I put mine before my Zendrive to goose it a bit when needed.
     
  12. Blues Wail

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    me too!
     
  13. Sid

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    Running it through a clean amp then would probably require it before the OD sections eh:dude
     
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    I'm with these guys
     
  15. Sid

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    thanks a lot guys:AOK
     
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    word!! :roll
     
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    I put a a booster after my drives, but before my vol pedal and mod effects

    i want it to boost my gain, not add more gain
     
  18. Sid

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    hmm never thought of it that ways:cool:
     
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    After a number of experiments I've finally found the ideal spot for my byoc triboost. I put it in my lead loop before a TS-9 and an OD-3. Feeding into this is my rythm tone which will either be clean, mild od (Route 66), or higher od (Rat). That way, I'm not just overloading my "crunch" or "clean" without the required volume boost. It can be on by itself in the lead loop to just give me some nice added boost (and sparkle if I want) or to drive the TS-9 (slight hair) or OD-3 (more hair) into a nice, rich lead tone. I always run my amp clean. Four od's and a booster may seem like overkill but they're never all on at once and for the music we play it gives me instant access to 3 different rythm tones and 3 different lead tones - even more if I kick in the Route 66 compressor.
     
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    Absolutely last; RC Boost is my flavor of choice.
     

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