treble booster into clean amp...

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  1. mcormier

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    ok what would a treble booster plugged into a clean amp that is nowhere near breakup do? would i get hat creany, rich, sustaining lead sound of Brian May od you i get a slightly broken up clean sound with lots of cut through the mix?..

    Thanks, Maxim Cormier
     
  2. rwe333

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    Not in my experience... Would give a rattier, rawer tone... These are germanium designs, so can be a bit buzzy/fuzzy into clean. Really great for taking a breaking-up design OTT in the best way (yet very controllable/musical via guitar volume).
    YMMV...
     
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    Nope - more like a swarm of bees blowing into a kazoo...

    However, running a treble booster into another OD pedal into a clean amp will get you there IME.
     
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    He said it better... :D
     
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    I forgot to add - being broadcast over a crappy transistor AM radio...
     
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    ;) +1
     
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    I have a 65 Fender DRRI, I use a Sun Lion from Analog Man. The Beano side is awesome alone or with/in front of another OD pedal.

    It sounds nothing like a can of bees blowing into a kazoo, either with the amp pused into tube overdrive or at lower levels. I love the pedal, step on it and the amp instantly become "non Fender-ish".

    Awesome. Try one out for yourself and see what you think.......
     
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    +1. Not a good combo, in fact terrible with a clean amp. Try it, you'll see
     
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    so how about beano -> Zendrive?? would that work out? or would zendrive into beano work out better?
     
  10. Phil M

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    I agree that a TB likes to see a dirty (gritty, edge of overdrive, whatever) amp. I think the Beano into the Zen or other overdrive would work fine. I like TBs to be in front of my dirt, but that's up to you.
     
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    My experience is this: Tone King Continental and BSM HS or OR = terrible results, harsh and overly bright. Victoria Deluxe and BSM HS or OR = HS was the perfect match with a strat quite possibly one of the best raw lead tones I have ever used, the tele produced a lttle too much midrange. The OR was good for both because of the tone control but wasn't as gainy as the HS.

    Final answer is blackface eq'd amps sound bad, there is just too much high end treble on tap already, you need darker amps in order for TB's to sound their best. It also helps to use lower powered stuff because the TB's really add to the volume.
     
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    Beano into Zendrive would be my preferred way.
     

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