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    Best clean boost pedal?

    Hi Guys,
    Can anyone recommend a good clean boost pedal and say why you like it? Thanks in advance.
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    EP booster for simplicity's sake.

    I've brought this up before, but I really like the Jetter Jet Drive for both boost and drive. It's basically two overdrives in one pedal. Both are independent (you can run either or both). I set the first side for a nice clean boost and the other for a good bluesy drive. Then, I just pick and choose what I need.

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    EP booster, made by exotic. Fattens up your tone real nice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefade View Post
    EP booster, made by exotic. Fattens up your tone real nice!!
    I have one set to Zero all the time on, just makes you sound better, so I am considering getting another EP to use as a boost.

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    The White BB Booster, because it most certainly adds a very clean boost at low settings, to drive an amp harder, but also offers a soft Marshall type OD when the drive is turned up, and very quiet.

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    EP Booster. I have 2. I set for Vintage & one for Top Boost (Factory Default) Of course, one white & 1 black.
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    Another vote for the EP Booster
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    I've used the Fulltone Fat Boost in the past with great results.

    I find that the HX/DA and my former Two-Rocks didn't need a boost pedal in front. Neither did the Mesa Mk V. Other amps did, however.

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    I have 3 different boosts:
    Klon (silver) - love it ! (bought it new back when they were reasonable)
    EP Boost - really is amp dependent, but with the right amp it is amazing
    Fulltone Fat boost (v3) - a nice all around boost pedal, rugged

    My current set up is a PRS DGT - Klon Centaur - Victoria Ivy League (tweed Harvard)

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    I like my EP Boost as well. Can't quite remember the Klon (when I had one) but it was excellent too - as you can see from the current price tag.
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    For quite a while I've been using a Suhr KoKoBoost. I like the choice of either a general boost or a mid-range boost. I recently pulled it off the board in favor of the tube-driven Black Box from Red Iron Amps. I don't have a great vocabulary to describe what it does other than when I turn it on it always feels like I just took a blanket off when I didn't even know it was under a cover.
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    Xotic makes great booster pedals. If you want a simple boost, the EP works great. If you want to be able to control the bass, treble, and gain...the RC Booster pedal is nice. Go here http://www.xotic.us/effects/ and read which one would best suit your needs. Good luck!

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    Put me down as another vote for the EP boost , I like mine a lot.
    I also use a Seymour Duncan pickup booster mostly with single coil guitars .
    It has 25 db boost and a switch to change the pickups' resonance to simulate a humbucker
    Combine that with a 6db boost and you can sound like you have a HB in a strat for 8 bars of a solo ,
    then go back to a single coil for the verses. Add 25 db boost and it's handy for crowd control
    Last edited by Rick; 12-03-2012 at 11:58 AM.

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    Thanks guys! I really appreciate all the feedback.

    I read the posts and kept seeing EP Booster over and over again. Not knowing what it was or looked like, I Googled EP Booster and started laughing. One of the guys at my local guitar shop has been raving about this boost pedal he just started using. When I saw the photo on the Xotic website, I saw that his pedal is the EP Booster the one you guys have been recommending.
    Last edited by ExpatGirl; 12-03-2012 at 12:54 PM.
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    The various Echoplex boosters DO sound nice...really nice. However, my favorite is the Lizard Leg Flying Dragon. Adds just the right amount of "sizzle".
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    Currently using an MXR Micro-Amp. Clean boost, no noise & inexpensive too!

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    Bob Burt Clean Boost.

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    I love the boost I get from my Effectrode PC-2A when the peak reduction knob is off or slightly on.

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