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Using one overdrive with a boost for higher gain?

Figaro

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I would like to simplify my pedal board. Do you use only one overdrive pedal with a boost pedal for higher gain? Please tell me more...
 

sleewell

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Eqd palisades. Volume maxed. Gain on zero.

Fuchs viper is my amp.


Sounds really good.
 

MoPho

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Boost before OD to goose the OD. Boost after OD for simply more volume and the flavoring the boost imparts.
 

Gillespie1983

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Boost before OD to goose the OD. Boost after OD for simply more volume and the flavoring the boost imparts.
This. Don't underestimate the "flavoring" the boost will impart. Put a TS, Klone, or Voyager on mild Drive settings, etc. after an OD and hear the EQ and clarity change in interesting ways. But, boost first to achieve higher gain.
 

OotMagroot

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For the longest time I have been using a TS-type pedal to boost a MIAB-type pedal. I can use the Marshally pedal alone, the TS alone, or both combined.

If you're interested in something like that, there's also 2-in-1 pedals like the JHS Sweet Tea and True Tone Jekyll and Hyde.

I also loved the Bearfoot Model H as a foundation pedal and then boosting that with a Bearfoot HBOD.
 

Stratburst70

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I use a WHE Green Rhino to either boost a Bogner Ecstasy Red or the drive channel in my Mesa-Boogie. It works really well for both.
 

TheoDog

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For an even simpler setup, guitar volume at midway for core tone, turn up for more gain. Amp/drive dependant.
It's all about where the headroom is and isn't.
 

btjguitarman

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I use a Bogner Ecstasy Blue for this exact thing... I just picked up a Barber Gain Changer to fill in the low low gain because I started using a Reactive Load and IRs live in church which makes all my drive pedals feel way gainier, but the Blue has been my go to for a single drive with a boost.
 

BerkeleyJones

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For a long while I used a Bogner Burnley pushed by a ts808 (or anything midrangy) to combat how dark the Burnley is. Stacked for leads.

Now I have a dual channel amptweaker that is impeccable. So, technically one pedal pushed by an EP Booster before it for leads, alone for drive.
 

van_delay

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Skreddy Hybrid Fuzz Driver into Timmy as a boost is my main drive sound right now. I'm playing into a Vox AC15HW with a celestion blue set to the edge of breakup. HFD is set for a Marshally tone, Timmy adds a touch of gain and volume while cutting the bass a bit.
 

Figaro

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So... it seems a clean boost before an overdrive would not provide high enough gain, so a second low gain overdrive would work better than a clean boost?
 

Totally Bored

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So... it seems a clean boost before an overdrive would not provide high enough gain, so a second low gain overdrive would work better than a clean boost?

You could do it that way or use a Tube Screamer type of pedal and dial in the amount of gain you want. This way it can be either a clean boost or a dirty boost.

I use a OCD as my always on Pedal for gain and then I put a TS Pedal before it for solos. I prefer lots of gain on the TS pedal for mega feedback and sustain.
 

Figaro

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I use a Blue Note and want to get a pedal to stack before it for high gain.
 

kludge

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I love to stack a colorful/dirty boost into an overdrive - not necessarily for "high gain", but for more intensity and brightness. Current rig is a Donner Boost Killer ($30 RC Booster clone) into an Interstellar Overdriver. Previous rig was a Rumble Mod (on boost) into a Giggity cranked most of the way up. The Rumble Mod/Giggity combo had much more of a "gain boost" thing going. The Interstellar Overdriver sounds brighter and more aggressive with the boost, but not a whole lot dirtier. Same holds true if I use the Rumble Mod with the Interstellar Overdriver. So these boost/OD combos are really pretty sensitive in their behavior, and you just have to see what works.
 




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