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JohnB



Joined: 31 May 2007
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Location: Preston, UK

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: booster pedal Reply with quote

hi all,

im currently playing in a trio playing original material. its B, G and D.

When we play the heads which involves both single line and chordal playing. this sounds nice and sits with the rest of the group nicely.

when it comes to solos i feel that im lacking the boost that is necessary to really come across with a confident sound.

any reccomendations for a boost pedal that wont dent my overdraft too much!?

thanks
John
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Jazzy



Joined: 14 Dec 2004
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Location: Norway

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best pedal I`ve tried is the Exotic RC Booster. I use it all the time Smile
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ramonjazzguitar



Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 226

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite is the Fulltone Fat Booster.
Can't do a gig without it!
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sunflower



Joined: 09 Mar 2007
Posts: 581

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer a good Volume pedal
because you can do so much more with it too ,
tremelo , violining infinate sustaining chords etc

Actually I'm about to sell an excellent Ernie Ball one at the moment .....

Credit crunch you know
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stratocasturbator



Joined: 17 Jan 2007
Posts: 286
Location: South Orange, NJ

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DIY baby...

http://www.buildyourownclone.com/confidence.html

Cool
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PJ



Joined: 03 Feb 2009
Posts: 37
Location: New England

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: booster pedal Reply with quote

JohnB wrote:
hi all,

im currently playing in a trio playing original material. its B, G and D.

When we play the heads which involves both single line and chordal playing. this sounds nice and sits with the rest of the group nicely.

when it comes to solos i feel that im lacking the boost that is necessary to really come across with a confident sound.

any reccomendations for a boost pedal that wont dent my overdraft too much!?

thanks
John


I have had good luck w/ a Zoom Power Drive. I like it becuause you have 2 bands of eq and it is great for beefing up my tele. I also like my Zvex S.H.O. for exactly the opposite reason - it adds some zip and zing to my sound. The Fulldrive 2 also does a nice job and gives you overdrive options as well as a boost.

Good Luck! =-) PJ
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wildschwein



Joined: 30 Nov 2007
Posts: 70
Location: Mundaring Western Australia

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to use an EQ pedal as a lead booster. You can set it to get quite a good amount of volume boost - provided your amp has the headroom available. You can also set it to push the midrange frequencies which really helps cut through in a band mix. I use one of these pretty inexpensive but excellent sounding Daphon 7 band eqs:

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tkearn5000



Joined: 13 Oct 2009
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Location: Pittsburgh

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I play jazz in most settings I usually just use the volume knob on my guitar. I like to set it up so then when turned all the way up its slightly more than I would need soloing. I then set it at about 5 for comping. The lower guitar volume gets me a darker sound that I think suits the style I play. I like the instant control of the knob.
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