What's in a perfect boost pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Guiseppe, Jun 9, 2021.


  1. Guiseppe

    Guiseppe

    Oct 26, 2003
    Vancouver, WA
    I was A/B'ing a couple boost pedals and my wife asked what I look for when I am comparing. My thoughts are, in no particular order:

    • Price
    • Construction
    • Decibel Boost
    • Additional features (like buffer or EQ)
    • Size
    I was wondering what additional aspects you all might think of? (I'm not expecting a boost pedal to be the end all be all with all kinds of bells and whistles).
     
  2. You covered most but a few more with examples
    Transparency. TC Spark mini
    Gain Character. Mosky Xp
    EQ voicing if any. Barber Linden - Baxandal 2 band
    Other features. Durham Sex Drive - Compression
     
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  3. jw23mind

    jw23mind Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2017
    Reading MA
    Harmonic enhancement, (not to be confused with treble boost, which these don't): Spaceman Saturn VI or Wren & Cuff Phat Phuk B
     
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  4. Snaxster

    Snaxster

    Nov 29, 2008
    Hello. My advice is to proceed from what you want the boost pedal to do, rather than what it can do.
     
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  5. saltydude

    saltydude

    Aug 15, 2011
    boston CANADA
    Saturation transformer.
     
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  6. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    straight wire...
     
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