I find it both interesting and surprising how similar germanium and silicon can sound to each other. I would challenge anyone to do a blind test and tell me which one was which between the Naga and Beano at certain settings. At this point Im developing the opinion that silicon is where its at lol.Nice write up.
Always enjoy treble booster threads. Really eye opening to realize that rather than hate them I love them, lol.
Love my Naga Viper but jeez there are a lot of good ones. I like the tweakability on it, and enjoy having a bit of silicon on the board with my germanium. TheBeano is good if you like a warmer tone.
Yes lots of similarities between TBs and a good fuzz.I would say some fuzzes respond to your guitars controls similarly to a treble boosters. I describe treble boosters as a fuzz and od combined. It responds like a fuzz but sounds like an od. The combination is magical though. I'm not a pedal flipper or experimenter but my Naga Viper is a really special pedal. It's not something I would typically use a lot but its one of the most fun pedals I have. I recommend treble boosters to everyone now.
To my understanding, the circuit is really simple. I wish there were more affordable options so more people can experience them. They're a pedal you have to play to really understand them. Demos and reviews don't really do them justice. I got it because I found a good deal (less than $120 mint) but not everyone is that lucky. They're one of the best pedals that most people don't even know about.