Pickup Booster or Gain Booster
Can anyone recommend some cheap pedal to increase the gain out from the bass pickups
there are many boosters out there .. I'd go with LPB-1 (because of price) .. also I think mxr has one nice booster .. you can also use many overdrive pedals for boost if you turn gain all the way down
I would agree with the LPB-1 or the MXR Microamp, both can boost and are affordable.
What I got from internet is that EHX-LPB1 is for Electric Guitars Gain booster and EHX-The Mole is for Bass Guitar Gain booster... is that right ??
extremely confused (:-(
MXR Microamp 80$
Symore Duncan SFX-01
MXR M80 140$
Aguilar Tone Hammer 210$
EBS Microbass II
SansAmp BDDI 200$
Boss GEB-7 100$
Behringer Bass BEQ-700 40$
Hartke Bass Attack 100$
Aphex Bass Xciter
Xotic RX Booster
MarkBass Super Booster 130$
EHX-The Mole 42$
The mole is only a bass booster so it probably wouldn't help at all, the lpb1 is probably your best bet or the mxr micro amp
The Wren & Cuff Phat Phuk B is an amazing booster for bass, although it does colour your sound, and isn't clean as other boosters (it can get quite gritty, but in a good way). I have it as an "always-on" pedal and it really gives my '74 Rick 4001 a massive sound.
Maybe not exactly what you're looking for, but it's still an amazing booster.
Seriously, EHX LPB-1. It's really for all the instruments. LPB-1 stands for 'linear power booster,' meaning it provides an even boost throughout the audible frequency range.
The Mole is not a 'bass guitar' booster, it is a bass frequency booster, and will significantly change the sound going into it.
All those pedals have a purpose, and all can boost, but for most of them it isn't their primary function.
*Boss is generally considered superior to Behringer, but that isn't always true with every pedal. I don't have any personal experience comparing these two.
long ago, i used a boss compressor pedal as a boost. i turned the compressor controls to 'no effect' and turned up the 'level' knob. i used it to punch up my bass line in the mix when needed.
EHX LPB-1 is just a tweaked Alembic Stratoblaster as far as I remember. With a wee bit of veroboard and $15 of components you could build your own!!
Hmm my e-search states -- pickup booster (for bass)
1. EHX LPB-1
2. MXR MicroAmp
3. Catalinbread Serrano Picoso
3. Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk B
4. Seymore Duncan SFX-01
5. Xotic RC Booster
6. Tesla PickupBooster MK-2
7. Lee Jackson Bitch Boost
IMO you are way over thinking this. Choose and deal with the consequences. The worst that can happen is you're out 40 bucks and have decided you don't need a boost pedal. The best is it does exactly what you want for a low cost. You either learn a lesson or you learn a lesson and get great guitar tone.
An LPB-1 is the simplest single transistor preamp that can be made. It works, but the headroom is limited, it's rather low input impedance may dull the bass a little. It will do the job, but nearly anything else is better.
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