Anyone have a chance to compare these? I feel that the Tight Boost has some nice features but the rave amongst "boutique" players seems to be leaning towards the Vertex...
Wasn't there an issue with Vertex rebranding or cloning other pedals, slapping yheir mane in it, and selling them at boutique prices?
If I somehow got that wrong, my apologies ti Vertex.
Tight Boost is great in that it adds 2 cocked wah options and an effects loop to pipe in an eq or other pedal to add to your boost. Great pedal.
Mason @ Vertex is a crook. He took a $99 BBE Wah, gooped the board, slapped his logo on it and sold them for $350+!!!!! He didnt even change one component! He has since appolgized blah blah blah blah but I still wouldnt support him.
The Vertex Boost, is different in that it's designed to leave the tone of your guitar and amp unchanged - no color, no EQ change, no compression, no distortion. It's as if you walked back to your amp and turned up the volume knob. It just takes what you have an make it louder. This is why guys like Robben Ford really love this pedal, because it doesn't change the character of their amps (i.e. Dumble ODS for Robben) or their guitars.
I have to call you out on this. The Vertex Boost does color the tone-it adds a lot of harsh brightness, changes the mids and it distorts at high settings. It is also non true bypass, so it is always on even when not engaged. Therefore the customer can not compare the sound to the a non buffered tone, making the customer think their tone is unchanged. The sales pitch that by using the Boost with the EXP jack on your volume pedal takes the vol pedal out of the circuit is also false. You are still going thru the vol pot-just with one stereo cable instead of two mono.