RC Booster...did you try and like?

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  1. Webfoot

    Webfoot Supporting Member

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    Would like a clean booster with EQ.

    How is the RC Boost?

    Natural?

    Or any funkiness, feel? sound?
     
  2. sleejay80

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    Some say it's the most natural, transparent clean boost.

    Some say it's sterile and too hi-fi.

    Personally I can understand both arguments.

    The only time it's gonna bother you, at least from my experience,
    is when you're going into a super-clean, cold, or solid-state amp.

    Then it might feel a little sterile, and the breakup (which it has VERY little) sounds rather fake to my ears.

    But then, so does every other drive/boost pedal.
     
  3. lcjc800

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    I think it's a great boost pedal, really like the way it compresses when pushed hard.
     
  4. romo

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    I've owned two RC's. I like it but have always ended up selling it to try something else.
     
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    dank Consummate Beatles Fan Supporting Member

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    I bought it solely for mild break up for certain songs. I had previously gone thru umpteen pedals for that sole purpose. For me, the RC is the one for that purpose.
     
  6. Frankenstrat86

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    love the RC and I currently have the EP booster and am starting to miss the RC again
     
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    Absolutely love mine, hits the amp just right.
     
  8. Webfoot

    Webfoot Supporting Member

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    Sounds like some people have sold or hoping for something different?
     
  9. Abandoned

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    One word... Nasty. Artificial, not natural... Killed my natural tone. Try something else.
     
  10. ahcleinad

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    Tried it down at PGS over summer when I visited to look for a replacement drive pedal. Was kind of disappointed.
     
  11. paddywhack

    paddywhack Silver Supporting Member

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    ...thats ten words man....

    ...i thought it was a good pedal but ultimately i decided it was just another way to shape my tone when my tone was fine...i prefer simple one or two knob boost pedals...
     
  12. youandme

    youandme Gold Supporting Member

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    If you can live without the eq, try a keeley katana... It's the only boost that survived on my board( replaced the rc and the sho)... It's just tuned perfectly IMO ....
     
  13. Eliguitar

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    I love my RC Booster. Ive had it since 2005. Thats my "clean" sound, it just makes my cleans bigger and bolder no matter what amps I play thru. I use backline amps almost every week when I travel and the RC just delivers it everytime. Its also great if you just want a little hair on your sound.
    I know not every pedal is for everybody but I also believe some people that tried the RC and did not like it expected a certain sound that the RC wasnt meant to do. If you need an overdrive get something else. If you need to fatten up single coils and add some hair while still keep the chime this is it. I also like it with neck humbuckers where you can take some bass away, add some treble and control the output. Have some hot neck pickups and need a cleaner but still fat sound? Just keep the level down.
    Its the second oldest pedal on my pedalboard.
     
  14. rwijaya

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    this! had the same exact experience, too hi-fi for me, and sounds un-natural.
     

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