Clean Boost

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  1. BoyMambo

    BoyMambo Member

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    Played a ZVex Super Hard On, I was really impressed. I was wondering if this this as good as clean can get? What other brands boost your signal without colouration?
     
  2. Phil M

    Phil M Supporting Member

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    There are tons these days, though I suppose it's debatable if some color the tone. For pure clean boost, these come to mind:

    Legendary Tones Time Machine (modern side)
    TC Jauernig Luxury Drive
    Bad Bob
    Super Hard On
     
  3. Tinman

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    The only one I've ever owned is the Fulltone Fatboost. It definately does what a clean boost is supposed to do.
     
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    Catalinbread Super Chili Picoso.
     
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    the zvex SHO I had definately saturated my tone.. at low volume the boost was great but at mid to upper volumes the pedal drove the amp into saturation and was noisy... the best boost I have ever tried that does nothing but make you louder(clean stays clean) is believe it or not the carl martin hot drive 'n' boost pedal, boost side only.
     
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    You canĀ“t go wrong with an Xotic Rc Booster.

    Some other choices could be, the Keeley Java and the Greer Sonic Boom.

    Pala
     
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    I really like my Durham Electronics Sex Drive
     
  8. onestop

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    +1 Catalinbread Super Chili Picoso

    BUT

    I also like the Keeley Katana Boost
     
  9. r9player

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    SPF Ego Booster hardly gets cleaner then that IMHO
    I've recently been using a Dreamtone Magic Boost Water and that can do quite transparent to actual OD.
     
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    +1 on the Catalinbread SCP :JAM
     
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    I thought the Keeley Katana was really nice... right up until I sold it. Very clean with the pot in and a little grit with it pulled out. Tons of boost available though.
     
  12. Trandy

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    Yep...just got one of these and I love it.
     
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    I've tried almost all of the mentioned pedals, and none of them have matched the Barber Launch Pad as far as transparency is concerned. Most of them offer a pleasing boosted sound, but the Launch Pad is Casper the friendly ghost transparent. Very versatile pedal for more than boosts ... you can also use it as a buffer, A/B switcher, impedance matcher, and attenuater
     
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    I like the Dreamtone Magic Boost 2. It can do transparent clean boost, thick clean boost, transparent gritty boost, or fat gritty boost depending on where the knobs are set.
     
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    You can set either Hotcake (standard or "Bluesberry") to be completely neutral, then add volume and/or presence. The gain structure on the Bluesberry is slightly smoother, but both have the same great feel (I used to own the standard and am now super happy with the Bluesberry since I have other boost pedals with grit, but it will do it all as well...)
     
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    +1 for the Fulltone Fatboost. I also quite enjoy the SIB Fatdrive. I know SIB's aren't the most popular, but if you switch out that stock Chinese ECC83 for a vintage or JJ lesser gain tube like an 81 or 82, it sounds quite nice IMHO. :)
     
  17. g3rmanium

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    Keep in mind that you cannot get that much really clean boost from a 9 V battery. Boosters and Distortion is a good read.
     
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    My search ended with the RC Booster

    Quite a pedal, so versatile, useful, musical, check out the demo vids on their website.
     
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    landgraff boost or the lee jackson active gain boost. they both blow away the xotic stuff and the SHO.
     
  20. BoyMambo

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    I have a Bluesberry and am interested in how you set it to be neutral?
     

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