What Is The Best Clean Boost

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  1. ahltarocka

    ahltarocka Supporting Member

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    I am interested in finding out what the best clean boost pedal is. When I play smaller venues I use a 60 watt transitior head through my Mesa Boogie 12 inch bottom. Sometimes it is not strong enough. I don't want to overdrive the amp, I want to have the ability to boost the signal cleanly. I have heard that the following pedals would do the job: Super Picoso chile, Fulltone Fat Boost, Barber Launch Pad, Keeley Katana, SHO . Not looking to spend a lot of bucks. Anyone have opinions on the aforementioned and other suggestions.

    Thanks for your help!!!

    :RoCkIn ROCKOUT AND ROCKON
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  2. rastaman

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    The Legendary Tone/Robert Keeley Time Machine Boost
     
  3. Trandy

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    Had a Klon because it was supposed to be the best clean boost you could buy.

    But I liked my Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster better....so I sold the Klon. :eek:

    <ducking...>
     
  4. r9player

    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    I guess we have these threads about once a week :D My answer SPF Ego Booster pristine clean boost. Getting a Dreamtone FX Magic Boost soon so who knows I might change my opinion.
     
  5. theelectic

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    You have a transistor amp. If you crank that sucker to the loudest it will go and it's STILL not loud enough, a boost pedal will not help.
     
  6. Thor

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    Good for you - isn't really all about tone? Despite the big name and its hoards of fans, the Klon is not for everyone/every rig. As an added bonus you end up with some extra ca$h in you pocket - ain't nothing wrong with that! :BEER (beers on Tim!)
     
  7. Thor

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    Clean boost - I like the Lift from /13 that is built into the Switchazel. It is available as a seperate pedal as well. Not cheap, but not outrageous either.
    http://www.dividedby13.com/accessories.html



    Cheers,

    Ed
     
  8. radcliff

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    +1 for the RC Booster
     
  9. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    Phew, here we go again!

    I really like my RC Booster for very transparent, un-hyped and controllable boosting.

    I also like my Klon for it's fatness.

    The TIM and the Timmy can do a nice boosting job too but I prefer them as low-gain overdrives. Very versatile though.

    I reckon' through some amps with certain guitars the Durham Sexdrive is killer although it was just a little bright with my AC30/Tele bridge pickup. I had the same experience with the Zvex stuff.
     
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    I will give a hearty vouch for both the catalinbread SCP and SPP. The SPP will give you a touch more low end and more growl, the SCP will sharpen and fatten up your tone smartly.
     
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    Rc booster is the best¡¡¡
     
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    Durham Sex Drive. Works very well with clean amps and as a booster for OD pedals. Lots of headroom too.
     
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    You mentioned you wanted to boost the signal cleanly. Almost all the pedals mentioned will color your sound ... some more than others depending on the set up. There is nothing that will boost it cleaner than the Barber Lauch Pad. There is absolutley zero coloration of any kind to the signal. It's more trasparant than Casper the friendly Ghost
     
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    Everyone seems to have ignored this... But it's a fact.
    If the amp is fully cranked already, and you don't want to Overdrive it....
    A Boost won't help your situation.
     
  16. sandman

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    nicely put.

    +1 on SCP
     
  17. Stressfest

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    Wot He Said :messedup
     
  18. Thor

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    Good point - it sounds like if you really need more clean headroom, you don't need a new pedal - you need a new amp:jo
     
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    How did i miss that one...the fact it's a tranny alone would be cause for concern.
     
  20. Filter428

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    +2 on the SCP but I also switch between my RGW Bad Bob, the RC Boost and a Prescription Germ. All excellent for the money.
     

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