Break It Down: Best Sparkely Clean Boost...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Pale Rider, Feb 11, 2008.


  1. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Supporting Member

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    I'm looking for a boost that adds no gain but has the ability to beef up the low end and adds some sparkle as well-I like dark and sparkely
    I've used a ZVEX Super Duper which I loved for the sparkle, so maybe just a SHO?
    A newer/older Fatboost? I really don't want any compression either-
    I'll add that I rock mostly Teles at the moment, but also an SG and Jazzmaster into an Orange

    Muchas Gracias!
     
  2. jerrylee

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    Durham Sex Drive. ..sparkly with bottom, zero to slight compression if you want it...but no squish...and the worlds brightest blue LED.
     
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    I've always found the SHO a little bright but when I think clean boosts and sparkle that's what I think, I'm also playing single coils. I guess it depends on the bottom but you could always just use an EQ.

    seems like the SHO could be a good option though on the Orange since they are a little darker to begin with.

    I'd at least try an SHO or Super Duper.
     
  4. HBob

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    TC Jauernig Luxury Drive. Has some sparkle on top and some beef on the bottom. Brings out some nice tones when run with ODs and distortions - and some fuzz pedals. Real nice.
     
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    durham sex drive has the bottom and the sparkle.

    also the new ehx lpb in the small enclosure is kind of sparkly. I found it to be too bright with my tele, so I went to the sex drive.
     
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    dare I say, no contest...sparkley but not (too) bright:

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    Anyone else noticed Sex Drive demo disappeared from proguitarshop youtube account? Liked what I heard but felt like there's not that much dB's available??!?!?
     
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    What your looking for sounds like my old Zoom PD-01. Possibly it's like a Klon (better as a boost than an OD) but way less money. It does have separate bass and treble controls and I just leave it on with just the slightest hint of drive. The only time I turn it off is because sometimes my Honey Bee sounds better all alone though it also stacks well with the Zoom. Several ODs that play nice together can increase (harmonic?) complexity and sustain w/o much apparent OD if individual drive levels are kept very low. This works well for me with the amp set pretty clean.
     
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    +1 on the Luxury Drive.
     
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    Ah, yes - the redoubtable ol' Power Drive. Good pedal, for sure.
     
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    The SHO or Landgraff Clean Boost would be my choice...which apparently is essentially the same beast...more or less :AOK
     
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    For what you'd pay for the sho just get the vexter Box of rock. The boost side is similar to the sho and to my ears definitely adds a bit of treble and bass to the original signal. Plus you get the OD channel. Not bad for $200 and very little board space.

    Also the fulltone fatboost 2 has bass and treble controls and is $150.

    The timmy is what I use and I can dial the EQ for just about anything I want but usually try for as close to my original signal as possible
     
  13. Pale Rider

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    I should have added that I'm on the list for a Tim pedal-should be soon- but I want no gain/OD in this pedal-(Picoso/Fatboost)
    I'm definitely into the low end boost and then the sparkle-
    I think maybe the SHO or Sex drive might be the answer-though I've been very tempted to pick up a Klon Centaur-
    Anyone run these as just a boost with no OD?
    Thanks for all your help guys!
     
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    Landgraff Boost. I ordered from Blues Angel and had it in a week. Not cheap, but it's just right in the sparkle and low end fullness departments.
     
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    I'd go with the Sex Drive or the Janglebox maybe. Tons o' sparkle in there.
     
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    The Picoso only adds some grit at the very highest boost settings - but they all do at that point, you can't help it with that amount of a volume boost...
     
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    MI Audio Boost & Buff or Durham Sex Drive...
     
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    Luxury drive for sure.
    It does exactly what you are describing.
    As I run it, strat into sf twin, zero grit at lowest setting.
    At highest, it gets almost fuzzy, which I really like into a dirty amp or a dirt pedal (OCD)
    Great pedal & Tim is a great guy.
    I had a fatboost & there is just no contest imo.
     
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    RC Booster without question.
     
  20. Flying Panda

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    Sparkly? This is sparkly!

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    Actually, it's just a nano LPB-1...the LED went fritzy, and when I took it apart to fix it, I decided to paint it as well. It really is a very good clean boost. Someone before said it was too bright with their tele, but it's just fine with mine. I do run it into an AC15 with the bright cap removed, though, so it's kind of a dark rig to start with, and I don't boost a whole lot with it, just a little nudge for solos here and there. I got it on an emporium trade, but I think they're only like $40 or so, which is a great price for a nice lil' booster.:AOK




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