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I am just about ready to get one of these pedals. Is there any users want to chime in on this pedal. I'm going to ust this for a lead boost,How dose it work to boost my fills and leads
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I'd have to agree with this. It does add extra high end sparkle, but I found that its lack of tone controls left me with a loss of bottom end when engaged. Nice sparkle though!Depending on the rest of your gear and what kind of tones you're going after, you might possibly not like that fact that the SHO lacks a tone control. Not only are you unable to roll back the treble frequencies a bit (often desirable for smoothing out higher gain lead tones), but the SHO tends to add some extra high end sparkle, compared to when it's bypassed. That's because the circuit's super high impedance input (5 meg ohms, compared to the typical 1 meg or 500K of most pedals and amps) hardly loads down the pickups at all.
But the SHO might be just the thing if you like your leads and fills to have some edge to them so they cut through the mix, or if your rhythm tone is fairly dark.
Wouldn't the solution then be to put it AFTER dirt (or a buffered) pedal?...but the SHO tends to add some extra high end sparkle, compared to when it's bypassed. That's because the circuit's super high impedance input (5 meg ohms, compared to the typical 1 meg or 500K of most pedals and amps) hardly loads down the pickups at all.
I use and like mine best at the end of the chain as a volume and clarity boost. Like I said, I prefer it as a rhythym boost, but it may work for you as a solo boost. It adds volume and clarity. Some might not like that tightening of their tone on leads, others will find that to be exactly what they need. It just depends on what you are after. But it is phenomenal pedal at the end of the chain and a totally different beast than it is at the front.Wouldn't the solution then be to put it AFTER dirt (or a buffered) pedal?
That way it would not be bringing over the pristing sound of the pickups...the pickups wouldn't be seeing that super-high impedance?
I actually have one, bought in a pedal-buying-bender so I haven't spent enough time with mine...I did like what it did directly after guitar, but not enough at the time...meant to try it further down the chain (maybe even after everything!) to see about exactly that.