Clean Boost other than Boosta Grande?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by mmbongo, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Looking for a good clean boost pedal, or even some sort of effects pedal that can be used as a clean boost by turning the effect off.

    Must be true bypass.

    The Boosta Grande is great, but the rubber back and battery door make it difficult to put velcro on it.

    Keep in mind a Boosta Grande can be had all day long for $50, so it needs to be in that neighborhood. Much more and I'll just get a Grande and figure out some way to mount it :)
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    There's tons of 'em, but for $50, the only one I can think of is Ehx LPB-1. it might be more, idk. For a sweet, super clean 24dB, look at creation Audio Mk4.23. Not cheap, but NO NOISE, and no color.
  3. Grrface

    Grrface Guest

    Jun 26, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Ohnoho Blowing Up!, or a Noisemaker FX A-Ok?
  4. Ric5

    Ric5 Inactive

    Jan 29, 2008
    I like 5, 8, 10, and 12 string basses
    Any bass equalizer pedal is also a boost cut pedal.
  5. Kellymack

    Kellymack Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2011
    Check out Barbers, Launch Pad. Up to 20db of clean boost... Also, used as, A,B, or Y... Has gain and 2 volume... Excellent quality
  6. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Inactive

    Feb 23, 2011
    EHX LPB-1 or LPB 2ube
  7. MK1


    Nov 23, 2009
    Grand Rapids, MI
    LPB-1 is a great pedal, it's not 100% perfectly transparent when you are listening in a bedroom situation. But for all intents and purposes I would say it's transparent. I used to use it to juice up my 400+ and it was awesome. Plus they are only about $40 new.
  8. thorplaysbass

    thorplaysbass Guest

    Aug 16, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    The most natural sounding one I've tried is the Xotic EP boost
  9. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003

    JHS Bass Preamp-overdrive.
    This is the left side of there Pandamoniam Pedal.
    it is based on a early SVT, nice clean overdrive, boost.
    I use this all the time.
  10. I don;t know what you mean by "natural" but the EP Booster is a significantly colored "clone" of an echoplex preamp. It's a clean boost, but it certainly isn't a flat or transparent boost.

    On the used market, the best clean boost for bass I can think of is actually the Boost and Comp-cut modes on a fulltone bassdrive. ($100 or less)
  11. ShiftyShift

    ShiftyShift Guest

    Mar 12, 2012
    JHS Bass Bomb Boost. Completely clean, and handmade. Used they go for around 80$.
  12. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    An EQ pedal. Used, if necessary. Giving you the additional benefit of boosting individual frequency bands, if desired.
  13. alexander_gbass


    May 5, 2012
    Rancho Cucamonga, California
    Endorsing Artist
    Mxr/custom audio electronics Boost/Line Driver. Best one out there..
  14. prd004


    Dec 3, 2010
    The Boosta Grande is garbage, colors the sound a ton.

    I got the Creation Audio MK.4.23 Boost, excellent pedal. Completely transparent, tons of boost, made in the USA it's great!!!!!