Xotic RC Booster vs. Fulltone FatBoost 2

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Jazzgear, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Jazzgear

    Jazzgear Supporting Member

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    Which is the better Clean Boost pedal. Is the additional $50+ for the Xotic pedal worth it.

    They both seem to offer the same features, though the Fulltone has a higher boost level (30 vs 15 db of clean boost)

    I've had the original Fulltone Fatboost and really liked it alot...
     
  2. Todd Lynch

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    I like the RC Booster the best - it has various features that the Fuller model doesn't have. The original Fatboost offered a nice midrangey (haven't checked out the new one) in a different way than the RC is capable of - the RC is more versitile overall.
     
  3. Paul Parrish

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    A Tube screamer design (RC) with a few extra diodes in the loop doesn't do a great clean boost compared to a multi-stage FET design, my opinion, althought I agree the RC is definitely more versatile.

    Paul
     
  4. silverface63

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    I don't know about the Fat Boost since i've never owned one. The only boosts i've hade are the SHO and the RC. The RC stays on my board and works well with my old E burst into a Super Reverb. I really don't think I could get rid of the RC. Just an all around great booster. Lots of ways to tweak it to your liking.
     
  5. lv

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    Paul,

    What are some multi-stage FET clean boosts out there?

    Thanks
     
  6. spiritofeden

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    2 different animals! The RC is very bright but to some ears could be sterile. The FB2 warms up your guitar in a lovely way. The flattest eq setting I have found is bass 9 o'clock and treble 3 o'clock. But even in this way you get a gentle and nice coloration. So it depends on your needs. I stay with the FB2...
     
  7. JohnLutz

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    Had both. Kept the Fulltone FB2. RC is sterile sounding. FB2 sounds more organic and tubey.
     
  8. Jazzgear

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    Thanks

    I went with the FB2; picked one up on the 'Bay for $115....saves me some coin on the $186 RC.
     
  9. jlagrassa

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    Good choice, I've had both and did not like the RC Booster for the same reasons as others have mentioned. I might be getting me another FB-2!
     
  10. Paul Parrish

    Paul Parrish Senior Member

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    I should say "a good FET design" because i don't really know what the stage or stages are although I see 4 x FEt's in the Fatboost2 so i assume "multi-stage."

    I like the old alembic stratoblaster, and that's just one MOSFET, I believe.

    Paul
     

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