Can anyone recommend any clean boost pedals

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bassist96, Jan 23, 2013.


  1. Bassist96

    Bassist96

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    Hi
    I'm in the market for a clean boost pedal, this is mainly for when I slap in my band. Or even sometimes when I get lost amongst the guitars. Just something to bring me through a bit.

    I have been looking at the,
    .Xotic rc bass booster
    If anyone has opinions on that, that would be great :)
  2. caeman

    caeman The Root Master Supporting Member

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    Any EQ pedal. With an EQ pedal, you have more control over how you boost than with any one-knob boost. Like, boosting mids to be HEARD, as well as felt when the guitars get louder.
  3. Bassist96

    Bassist96

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    So what good eqs are their
  4. caeman

    caeman The Root Master Supporting Member

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    For the most head room, the MXR M-108 runs at 18v. For smaller space, the M-109 is 6-band. Boss and Behringer EQs are also good. I am have good use with a Joyo EQ with my bass, as the frequency sliders seem to match up really with bass mids and lows.

    I am waiting for the Mooer bass EQ to be released to give it a try.

    I am big proponent of the EQ pedal. It is the least sexy and least utilized pedal for tone shaping. Everyone goes for the Xotic and LPB-1 variants, but none of them are transparent or give you can control of what exactly gets boosted or cut. The EQ is the ultimate helper pedal.
  5. VeganThump

    VeganThump Supporting Member

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    I have the 6 band MXR EQ and I love it, be careful though because a little does a lot as far as the sliders go, that baby has +\- 9db!!
  6. Bassist96

    Bassist96

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    I was looking just then at a
    Empress paraeq boost
  7. caeman

    caeman The Root Master Supporting Member

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    Parametric EQs are fantastic option. A graphical EQ is simple to see what you are changing, but they are fixed. A parametric can be more difficult at first, but you have more control.

    Empress
    Correct Sound
    WMD

    All make a good-quality parametric. There are others that a Google search will uncover. The market is hard to keep up with.
  8. Bassist96

    Bassist96

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    Awesome thanks

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