Boosting (pedal stacking)...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Pavel, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Pavel

    Pavel Member

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    No matter how much I like the sound of any gain pedal on it's own, I seem to always prefer to lower the gain and stick a boost/OD in front of it.

    What can you recommend for boosting a OD/dist pedal like the Brownie? I'm looking for something that will tighten it up, and add a bit of gain and sparkle/sizzle to the tone.


    Let's hear some suggestions!
     
  2. mrodrigues

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    someone else will say it, inevitably. so...

    tim
     
  3. fr8_trane

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    I use a timmy after my Brownie. Great combo.
     
  4. erksin

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    If you want to tighten it up, I suggest placing whatever pedal you choose AFTER the Brownie - if it has a decent EQ section it should get the desired result.

    A Timmy would be my recommendation, but I also think an RC Booster or Silver Kiss would probably work as well.
     
  5. Pavel

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    Wow, I completely forgot about Tim and Timmy. Does anyone know if Paul still have that crazy 1/2 year waiting list?
     
  6. Jujo

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    I suggest the Zvex SHO. Bright and tight all the way.
     
  7. B_of_H

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    I built this recently (thanks to Paul C for the help and the design of the fat bastard)

    It's a a/b looper with fat bastard (boost w/ bass and treble controls). I set up my distortion at a medium level and then when I want to really cook I hit the boost....or I can hit both at the same time:

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    I have a bsiab II in the 'a' loop and a byoc od in the other (toggles between the two and I can turn off the OD to go from clean to distortion. Boost is pre looper)
     
  8. Pavel

    Pavel Member

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    That's pretty freakin' cool!
     
  9. wesv

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    mjm blues devil and analogman ts9/808 classic mod works fine fo me.

    Actually, I think they're a keeper!
     

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