Demeter Fat Control - Phat Indeed!

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  1. cber1517

    cber1517 Member

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    Part 2 of my earlier story with the MI Audio Blues Pro - I was telling Drexel at Rock Block how I like the sound of my amp and compressor but wish I could enhance it just to make it bigger and fatter without changing the sound of my amp like the Super 6 does. I wanted to enhance the guitar, not the amp if that makes sense. Anyway, he showed me a used Demeter Fat Boost which I was not familiar with. I plugged it in with just my compressor and BOOM - my strat sounded very beefy in single coil mode. You do lose a little top end which I dialed back in with my compressor's handy tone knob. Some have mentioned they think it is overkill with humbuckers - not my experience at all. I think it makes them sound rounder and fuller and gives them a cool mid-range honk that reminds me of a hollowbody Gretsch. This is a great pedal for clean lead or rhythm. I even noticed it makes the middle pickup position on the strat - the one we all pass over for position 2 or 4, sound really good! Worth a shot if you can find one used like I did. I know many guys have these installed directly into their guitars and I can see why. Either way I think it could be a secret tone weapon that doesn't seem to get a lot of press.
     
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    Does this go into the guitar, or is it a pedal?

    Mike
     
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    Mine is the pedal version but it is an option to be installed in the guitar - I think Tyler guitars had these in them or still does as an option.


    www.demeteramps.com/products/pedals/mb2b.html
     
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    One of my Chapins has one installed. Very useful on Strat type guitars and sounds a lot better than the Clapton Mid-Boost.

    Best, Pete.
     

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