Treble boost suggestion needed.

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  1. NewDr.P

    NewDr.P Member

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    I'd like to check out a tb, apparently many are based on the range master.

    If it were a little less 'spensive if get cbread' but man, $180...I don't know.

    Any suggestions for a model to start with? I'll be using it in front of a dirty amp, as I understand is how they're meant to be used.

    Also- is the ehx screaming bird a real tb, or is it a boost that's voiced super bright?

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    You could pick up an EHX Screaming Bird for $40 just to try out the basic sound.
     
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    When you've narrowed your lust down check the Emporium.

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    def one im considering, need to figure out if its a rangemaster,etc.
    thanks.




    thats probably what ill end up doing, i love the LPB1. i just wish i was able to verify it was a traditional treble booster in the neighborhood of the rangemaster and not just a super bright voiced lpb1.

     
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    HBE Germania 44. You can find them regularly for way under 100$ used and the're as good or better as the pricier ones.
     
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    I've heard good things about the Mr. Black. Pretty sure it's based on the Rangemaster.

    I've got a Plum Crazy FX The Squawk which sounds really nice. It's a bit noisy, but what treble booster isn't?
     
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    I would definitely get one with a range or tone knob, as opposed to a 3 position voice switch. I had a PCE Ranger that actually had a cut knob which allowed me to eliminate some brightness and use the pedal as an always on boost through an amp that was set fairly clean.
     
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    Arc effects has a great one called the gamut.... Its also $180 though....
     
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    The Gamut is a solid pedal.




     
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    Of the one I've tried, the Diamond Marquis treble boost is probably my favorite. The Analogman Beano is also very good.

    The Diamond shows up pretty cheap on the used market from time to time too.
     
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    BTW, and I don't know if you're interested, but you can build a Rangemaster for like $15 in parts plus an enclosure and they're just about the simplest circuit build around.
     
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    You didnt like the Lumpys?
     
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    I've had a few, and my favorite is the Gamut. Has the Range knob, but also a Gain knob which is hugely useful for dialing things in, particularly with fuzzes.

    If you want to pay less, get one used or buy one from Prymaxe when they run a sale (which is pretty much every day...).
     
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    Fryer Touring is amazing, used by Brian May.
    You ideally will have a dark amp (AC30 normal channel) and low output pick ups

    If you have hot humbuckers don't buy one.
     
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    ^^^^^Not true .I use hot hb's and love my treble boosters.
     
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    i know! i had it in my cart and i was checking out then i looked down and remembered by 6 week old son. ive got no time to build a sandwich, let alone a pedal, lol.

    this is clearly the way to go, i might just order a kit and build it some time ive got a free couple hours. i hear eventually that happens.

    thanks for the ideas everyone. i just cant reationalize spending a lot of money on a simple pedal like this and i honestly dont need a suped up version of an extradinarily simple circuit. a lot of these do look sweet, just not for me.
     
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    Look for a guy called Soundsounds on facebook.
    very cheap very good builds.
    I have a treble boost from him that's very close to the D.A.M.
    it is awesome.
    Sure he would build it to any to specs you wanted.
     
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    i started that thread and hardly anyone responded- at least last time i checked it.

    thats one i was also considering. still making up my mind.
     
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    PigeonFX does a killer Rangemaster for not much $$.
    There's also the Hornby-Skewes circuit, which is a slightly different sound. Ghost does a nice one of those and his builds aren't expensive either.
    The Creepy Fingers Sugar Boost is a good bet.
     

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