in need of s dark/fat boost

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Tecx, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Tecx

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    Well I am a bass player, and I just bought a Vanamps Reverbamate. I have the Reverbamate in a TB loop, and I want to put a good DARK boost after it to beef of the tone and to bring it up a few dB's. Here is what I need:

    1. lots of bass and low mids, reduced highs - nice and dark.
    2. capable of a good amount of CLEAN volume - 20db's or so.
    3. It doesn't necessarily need to be a "clean boost", it could be a OD pedal that can be coaxed as a clean boost. Ala the Barber LTD (I have one but its not loud enough in this setting).
    4. smallish footprint
    5. in the $90-$120 range.

    The vampamps is freaking great, I just like my verb loud and dark...

    Cheers, and thanks.

    Alex
     
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    Effector 13 Dark Boost.
     
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    The AnalogMan Beano Boost has an awesome "deep" setting. How it would sound for your bass, I don't know!
     
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    alex, talk to me about the modded bd-2 i'm selling. it makes an amazing, versitile, fat, dark boost.
     
  6. Tecx

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    K, mssg me when your online...

    ALSO:

    I would really prefer some sort of tone control... As I really do want to darken and beef up the tone...

    Alex

     
  7. Tecx

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    I have talked to nick about that a few times, I think I may eventualy get one - but not for that pourpos. As at the level I need it to be run at it will surely introduce some grit. Plus, I really need some tonal control.

    I really dislike his build quality, and again - no tone control.

    Really?.. Wow, I thought the Beano was a straight Treble Booster... Hmmmm, I will have to e-mail Mike about that... How much treble is reduced in the "deep" mode?..

    thanks,

    Alex
     
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    i have to say, i was REALLY confused as to what you were responding to (normally, i'm used to seeing "quote" and THEN response)...

    dave
     
  9. Leonardo

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    Why not a RC Boost? You can just turn the treble knob down if you want it darker. :cool:
     
  10. Tecx

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    Fixed... But you didn't need to be so snide... It was a simple editing error... :(

     
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    you spelled "editing" wrong. ;)

    sorry...i prolly meant to put a :) after the whole deal but it was late in my day and i wasn't feeling as jolly. ;)

    dave
     
  12. Tecx

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    Actually... My "D" key sticks... But enough of that.

    I am currently thinking about the Toadworks Meat, or a Hellbilly - does anyone know if the Hellbilly can do 100% clean stuff with the gain @ zero?.

     
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    Nope, not 100% clean. If you want fat and dark, with a tone control, the two best choices (IMO, of course) are the Fireman FX Baron Boost or the HAO Rust Booster. Either would work.
     
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    why not use a Sansamp bass DI or Sadowsky DI?
     
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  16. Tecx

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    Too much for what I want... I just want a simple dark boost - not a DI and various other options... But thanks man.

     
  17. Tecx

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    The Baron dosn't sound like it would fit the cake, and the HAo has no tone control!!! :p

    But, I was hoping to find somthing from you Brad... So if you can think of anything let me know, as I prefer to buy from you when it comes from the states...

    cheers

    Alex

     
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    What about a BJF berry, or a Sea Blue EQ?


    or some other kind of EQ pedal, I think Boss has a digital EQ pedal for around 130 bucks.

    There's also someone on the net that builds a "sniper" Boss EQ
    seems like that could give you the volume you seek and the tone you desire.
     
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    It's been a while since I've used the Rust Booster. Guess I forgot what the other knob was for. :)

    I still think the Baron might suprise you.
     
  20. Tecx

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    How dark are we talking here??

     

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