Is there a pedal that sounds like RC Booster with more gain?

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  1. TimH

    TimH Member

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    I love the sound and feel of the RC Booster. I wish it has just slightly more gain. I don't need any more gain than a TS808 really but I love how the RC sounds like my amp with just more grit. So what say you? Keeley BD2? Katana? Anything that does this but with a bit more grit?
     
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    The BB Preamp can be run clean and has lots of gain if you crank it up.
     
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    Yes this is true but I think the BB has a bit too much compression...it may be worth trying though.

    Tim
     
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    Timmy would be my first choice. I would say it can do everything the RC can do and has more gain on tap

    Barber Silver LTD or BD-2 would be the second and third choices.
     
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    What about the AC booster? I thought that was THE description of the AC booster (an RC with more grit)....

    Steve
     
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    the xotic pedals are pretty similar inside with just a few more diodes in each
     
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    AC Plus on the left side with the simple mod that lets more highs come through.
    Jake
     
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    It's what I thought.
     
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    No the AC Booster is more of a TS type pedal...it has a bit of a mid hump.
     
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    Yes, the AC is definitely NOT an RC with more grit.

    Timmy is the closest thing I can think of.
     
  13. Todd Lynch

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    The AC is a great pedal, but it's not an 'RC w/more gain'.

    Edit - Sorry, Dave; just seconds apart!
     
  14. TimH

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    hrmm well I don't think the Timmy is quite it either. I guess it's probably not out there...
     
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    RC = Rig Conductor = Clean Boost
    AC = as in Vox AC30 = Colors your tone in an EL84 kinda way right.
    BB = Blues Breaker = more gain and compression available for that Bluesy strat lead tone.

    But yeah, I agree with Timmy, BD-2 (Keeley BD-2). Not sure I agree on the Barber LTD though.
     
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    I thought I heard Xotic say AC stood for Almost Clean
    and RC was Real Clean.
     
  17. ruby7829

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    I've had an RC for years. Only pedal I've never sold. I always felt the Tim gave me a similar feel with just a little more grit.
     
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    Timmy can do close enough and better, imo.
     
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    this is exactly why i sold my RC and bought my Timmy. i never regretted it...
     

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