What are you using for a solo boost?

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  1. JP~)

    JP~) Member

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    one step forward...two steps back again. Think I finally got my rhythm stack to where I want it except it's a little scooped in the mids to sit back in the mix a little. I need something to help me pop on lead breaks. I'm not looking for more gain or a big volume boost...just something that will add a little volume and help me to cut through. The pedal will be after my rhythm stack so it will be getting a hot signal. It's important that it won't get muddy.

    When I'm at rehearsals, I don't have the time to be trying different pedals out so I need something proven to try. Trying stuff out at home doesn't help either because at band volumes things that sound good at home don't necessarily work the way I think they will.
     
  2. guitarz1972

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    I use a Fulltone Fat Boost 3. Works well.
     
  3. Steve73

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    The Mi Audio Boost n' Buff has been a staple on my board for years for this reason. It works great as a boost (and a buffer) in front of whatever amp I am using.
     
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    The AMZ Mosfet boost is my favourite boost circuit. It's very clean and natural and has a great "feel". Several builders use it.
     
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    Something with a mid-hump if you want to cut through the mix...

    Perhaps a TS 808 or cmatmods Signa Drive? Those come to mind right away.
     
  6. twotoneguitars

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    I have a MXR Eq pedal last in the signal chain. Raise the volume slider to taste, and allows eq adjustments for getting that something extra. And it's super clean. Cleaner that a "clean boost" pedal.
     
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    EQ pedal. If you already like your drive and just want a mid-boost and more volume, an EQ pedal might be the ticket. I use the EQ on my 11R to boost my rhythm tone for leads.
     
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    MXR / CAE MC401 in my effects loop before my delays. If I want boost with a little more edge going into the front end, I have an Xotic EP Booster there.
     
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    Keeley 4-Knob compressor, Xotic EP Booster, and BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver. I like having options. :D
     
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    Mostly my volume knob these days, it depends on the gig and the rig.
     
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    Me too. Boost n Buff for years now.
     
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    This.
    I've been using a Maxon eq pedal with a boost in volume & mids for leads w/ great success for years now.
     
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    Agreed - I use a Boss LS2 but it's a flat level boost. EQ with some kick at 1-2k should do it.
     
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    Greer Sonic Boom Boost...one knob!
     
  16. monkmiles

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    Boost side of a Box of Rock.
     
  17. marvelboy_04

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    EQ pedal would sound right for your needs. I myself use a soul sonic fourbanger if I just want a hotter signal.
     
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    Super Hard On or similar circuit. I have a T1M Mini Solo Boost that is a SHO clone. Small, cheap, and provides a great, clean boost.
     
  19. Veritas

    Veritas Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes!!! Love this boost.
     
  20. JP~)

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    Thanks..think I'll start with what I have (EQ w/boost, TS9, Boost side of a BOR) and I'll definitely check out the other suggestions.
     

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