What boost to pair with my MF-drive?

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  1. buzzp

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    I don't want to fight the character of the Moog MF-drive, so what boost would work best? This is all into a 1968 Ampeg GS-12r (think Deluxe Reverb on steroids)
     
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    Thanks for the ideas guys, I'll check both out.
     
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    Timmy in case you want to tame that big low end? -E
     
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    I reckon the MF Boost would have been built with the MF drive in mind/right next to it on the bench ya know?
     
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    I most always run mine through a Maz but have run it through my DRRI also.

    It's a big drive on its own. I generally don't boost or stack into it. It's not a "magical stacker" in my view. I like it on its own.

    I've boosted the pedal with an MF-Boost or a KTR most typically when I did boost. I've stacked a Fuzzrocious Demon (OCD clone) on rare occasions with it.

    I would expect that you could boost with a broad array of cleanish boosts though (awesome Greer boosts such as the Sonic Boom or Royal Fromage, a ZVex SHO or Channel 2, the TC Spark etc.).

    If you use an EP Boost, I would run the EP Boost at 18V to help tame the resulting huge bottom end. Intuitively, and without actually testing, I don't love the EP-Boost with that pedal.

    Edit: for engineering reasons that have never made sense to me (silly move by Moog imo), if you use an MF-Boost you will need an expression pedal to really add meaningful gain. The pedal has very little boost without the expression pedal (again silly for a boost to not have that much boost without an expression pedal).
     
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    That makes a lot of sense. I really enjoy it on it's own as well, just want a boost for solos... maybe I'll just stick to volume knob manipulation.
     
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    In that case, how about just a simpler one knob boost like the MXR micro amp or the TC Spark mini? Put it AFTER the MF Drive in your chain for volume boost.
     
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    Yeah, I'll probably do that... I'm intrigued by the Fulltone 2B because of it's size, and the fact that it has a limiter function.
     
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    It's pretty subtle but lovely, sure does away with spiky transients if you want to. And it feels good. :)
     
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