RC Booster vs. Fulltone Fat Boost

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by A440, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. A440

    A440 Silver Supporting Member

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    both of these in the same price range.

    the RC may be a bit more versatile with it's bass/treb controls?

    any feedback regarding either of these is appreciated!
     
  2. dankayaker

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    I like my Fat Boost better, seems to thicked other OD pedals better IMO.
     
  3. Scott Peterson

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    I had a Fat Boost for two years; within 4 days of getting the RC Boost, the Fat Boost was sold to my bass buddy.

    The RC just does more better IMHO. Sold me in a huge way. Felt more organic and sounded better across the spectrum from lows to highs.

    Just my opinion.
     
  4. vagn

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    I have had Rc-booster for a year and I still think it smokes , I use voodoo1 for a milder clean boost with a vibe to it.
    Im looking forward to hear more about the OCD Mthompson is really hyped about
     
  5. Bradders

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    the RC's just way more versatile than the fat-boost.

    The RQ really works and you can dial in some pretty decent sounds using it.

    Tons of volume and drive on tap - -just an overall good thing to have, in my humble opinion of course

    Bradders
     
  6. ES330

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    Yes the EQ on RC is great
    When you boost the treble it sounds beutifull to me , no icy at all.
    Just defined tube distortion
    The basses are really tight and punchy.
     
  8. EL34

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    I'll join the chorus...had a Fatboost, thought I loved it until I got an RC. The Fatboost is long gone...:D
     
  9. LSchefman

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    I like the thing the Fatboost does with single coils.
     
  10. OOG

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    i love it
    but gotta admit, i haven't heard the RC
     
  11. ToneDog

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    The RC Booster was the 9th clean boost I bought and it was the one that made me stop looking for a clean boost. I've been using it for close to a year now and no other clean boost is as versatile or sounds as good in my rig. The hands-down winner for me. Other I tried include:

    Rx Germ
    Fatboost
    Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
    BJF Baby Pink
    Nick Greer Sonic Boom
    Nick Greer Royal Fromage
    Z Vex SHO
    Barber Launch Pad
     
  12. jokerjkny

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    yea,

    i too like what the Fat Boost does with singles. the RC is a great pedal, but it feels different under my fingers. almost a more woody, stiffer feel, no matter the EQ. still, it does make it a heckuva lot more versatile.

    either one would make a dooder happy.
     
  13. bmf5150

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    what amps have you guys tried the rc booster on?plexi?
     
  14. Scott Peterson

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  15. zoooombiex

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    i had both of these (among many other boosts). as people have mentioned, both of these are good, but i think they do different things. i liked the way the fatboost fattened up the tone (no pun intended), but the rc was probably a better neutral/clean boost. for what it's worth, i sold the rc boost and kept the fatboost (at least for now). i kept a zvex 2-in-1 for clean boosting.

    [also, i do use single coils, so that seems to support the people above who said that the fatboost does much better on them than HB]
     
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  17. steve10358

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    Allow me to throw one more into the mix...

    Time machine boost. Quieter than Xotic and simply more toneful.

    S.
     
  18. bmf5150

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    im interested in the lynch time machine boost..
     
  19. A440

    A440 Silver Supporting Member

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    hmm....TMB, ay ?

    would prefer the smaller footprint of an mxr size box (I know keeley does the katana).

    I have a zoom pd-01 which does a nice clean boost. will have to give that one a try again.
     
  20. guitarnyc

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    I was in the market for a Fat Boost and Keeley sent me out a Katana...I played one at a show and fell in love with it...before that I was digging the fat boost...both great pedals !
     

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