Looking for a pedal to boost and tighten OD signal...suggestions???

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  1. clay49

    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    What pedals would you guys recommend to not only boost, but tighten and enhance (make more articulate) an OD signal? The amp I am using is a Marshall JVM410H with humbucker equipped guitars (with PAF range pups), through closed-back 2x12 with WGS Reaper HP speakers. (Yes, I realize that with the JVM410H, I already have 12 combinations on tap, but I want 13 :sarcasm)

    I'd be mightily obliged if you gents would help me compile a list of pedals I should consider/check into....thanks!
     
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    JackD Gold Supporting Member

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    Well if you are using a distortion pedal, using and EP booster AFTER the distortion pedal works wonders. It takes away any fuzzy sound, rounds out the sound and makes it more articulate. I have two pedal boards. On one, I use an Xotic EP booster. On the other one, I use a Clinch EP-Pre. Check out the Videos of each on YouTube.
     
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    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    I am not using any distortion pedals...the Marshall JVM410 has so many different gain levels, it's like having 5 or 6 different pedals on board...that's one of the things I love about it. I'm just going to try to find a boost pedal that can help tighten and enhance the gain on tap....
     
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    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    Boost, boost, boost...no extra OD needed...got more than I can shake a stick at in this JVM410H.
     
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    Yea, you can keep the gain set to minimum and use it as a boost. I think the midrange and mild compression would help with what you want. Though a midrangy boost would probably do the trick I suppose.
     
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    Thanks...didn't mean to jump on your contribution to the thread :bonk...I just always have heard that the TS9 was a potent OD pedal. I'll check it out...thanks!
     
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    Sounds like a SHO (Super Hard On) is what you need.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    Youd prolly benefit from a treble bosster. But not all TBs are equal. Id recommend the strange master from Throbak. That will totally tighten up the sound and add a beautiful color to it.

    Just my 2 cent
     
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    Here's a different way to look at this. How about using some quality output tubes in your amp? I have tried this to great affect to "tighten up" my sound.
     
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    SHO/Super Duper 2 in 1
     
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    I agree with TS. I love it as a boost. Its not very good as an OD IMO.

    Treble booster is awesome, but it might be too gainy or vintage for you though, I don't know.
     
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    I would go with (In order of preference)

    1. Empress ParaEQ w/Boost
    2. Fromel Shape EQ
    3. Paul C Timmy (Gain set very low, and tone controls set to same location as gain knob.)
    4. EP Booster
    5. Zvex SHO

    My preferences go from most to least flexible. All will offer up great results, but as you get toward the bottom end of the list you get more built in "flavor." Just make sure you like that flavor before you purchase. And make sure that you don't spend $300 on a hand painted SHO like I did. Worst move ever.
     
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    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    It's got a quad of =C= EL34 tubes...don't think there is a better current production EL34 on the planet....
     
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    Tubescreamer does EXACTLY what you want. It tightens because it's cuts bass and it makes things more articulate because it adds midrange.

    Just go get a TS pedal. You need not read any more about this topic ;-)
     
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    Clinch EP-Pre...that'll do it!
     
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    So what is the difference between the Maxon and Ibanez TS???
     

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