Boost Pedals

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by mlove, Jan 13, 2015.


  1. mlove

    mlove

    Jun 12, 2005
    Fredericton
    Does anyone know anything about boost pedals?
    Looking for something I can use to push my svt into overdrive and give me a mid boost.
    I like one knob pedal.
    From what I've read and heard on youtube Jfet is up my alley.
    JHS mini bomb and Desire Boost by lotus pedals are the two I've found that look good so far.

    Anyone know of any others or have any advice?
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2015
  2. Danfuzzbass

    Danfuzzbass

    Oct 29, 2014
    Xotic ep booster
     
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  3. mlove

    mlove

    Jun 12, 2005
    Fredericton
    the internal switches for eq are a nice feature
     
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  4. I've had great results with my recently purchased "Homebrew Electronics Bajo Mas Bass Boost" . single knob
     
  5. Lebowsky

    Lebowsky Effects Forum Resident

    Mar 18, 2007
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    depends if you want a totally clean boost or colored one
     
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  6. mlove

    mlove

    Jun 12, 2005
    Fredericton
    thinking coloured to help me get some OD out of my amp
    something with a mid bump would me nice
     
  7. mlove

    mlove

    Jun 12, 2005
    Fredericton
    playing a G&L sb2 now and when i favour the neck pick up its hard not to get some overdrive at any volume. If I can get a pedal to kick it up some more I wouldn't need an od pedal and it would be pure amp od.
     
  8. mlove

    mlove

    Jun 12, 2005
    Fredericton
    anyone tried an earthquaker arrows?
     
  9. P-oddz

    P-oddz Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    Milwaukee, WI
    Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk B(?)
    Not JfEt, but Germanium.

    Edit:
    Apparently it's a JFET/Germanium hybrid.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015
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  10. Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk B is the pedal you are looking for.
     
  11. mlove

    mlove

    Jun 12, 2005
    Fredericton
    Why does it have to be so........
    Pink? :bored:
     
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  12. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Because of awesome! I think the PPB is one of the best looking pedals on the market.
     
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  13. mlove

    mlove

    Jun 12, 2005
    Fredericton
    My 3 year old agrees.
    Pink is for girls.
     
  14. Real men can and do sport pink


    But it is awfully pink
     
  15. mlove

    mlove

    Jun 12, 2005
    Fredericton
    all kidding aside from the sound clips i've heard i want one.
    going to hold off and see if one shows up in the classifieds.
     
  16. I use an EHX Linear Line Boost. I bought it for my guitar originally but it works great on my bass as well. Kicks it up nicely with a little extra growl.
     
  17. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hollywood
    rattlecan
     
  18. bassmusic17

    bassmusic17

    Jan 15, 2011
    TSVG Hard Stuff Bass Boost looks good as well.

    Southhampton fifth gear.

    Saturn V

    MF Boost

    DOD FX10
     
  19. DirtyDuke

    DirtyDuke Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 13, 2012
    guelph ontario
    Partner Southampton Pedals, Partner CCP
    3 leaf lbb

    The John k sub with mid switch will work as well
     
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  20. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Totally agree!! I dont even like pink, but that sparkle. Oh man! And that big knob! mmmmmm, effin sexy! haha plus its a great boost IMO.

    As far as a slightly colored boost, I would try the Southampton Fifth Gear. It sounds great, keeps your low end in tact, adds some drive and sparkle, probably mids too, can really grind, its small, very well made and is not too expensive at all. Hamish is a great dude to work with as well. I use one now as a boost. It drives my all tube Electric like a champ.

    Ive used the W&C Phat Phuk B as well. Really liked that one. But it was muddying up my sound due to the fact of all the other tone shapers I am running. If I was running only one preamp, it would most likely still be on my board.

    I use the DOD Bifet fx10 preamp/boost as well. LOVE this pedal!! Its so cool. Goes from super dub to super treble boost to everything in between and a perfect balance and relatively clean and uncolored at noon. And its got tons of boost on tap. Really awesome boost IMO. One of my favs if not THE one.

    I also had and tried the EP booster as well. While I thought it was great at first, it let me down in the mix. It too was muddy. Now that may have been for the same reason I stated above as with the PPB, but I dont think it was. I ran the EP @ 18v and I did try it without all the tone shapers too. It sounds great but with my setup, it was fighting me like a mofo.

    I needed something that could bring some clarity and punch to the table with my setup. I found that with the Fifth Gear and the DOD FX10. Thanks @DirtyDuke ! ;) .......and hamish
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2015
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