I was out and about today, and stopped in at GC. They had an EP Booster I spotted, and I decided to give one another try.
I don't remember if the first time I had one I had the DG30 at the same time. Memory tells me I didn't. But if I did, the DG30 wasn't broken in yet. Anyway, I bought the thing, simply to try it with the DG30 in its current state. I'm aware that at one time Grissom used one with his DG30, and I figured that it would give me a different flavor with the amp than the boost on my FD3.
OK, I'll cut to the chase: the EP Booster is really great with the DG30. For some reason it compliments the amp's tone well.
Where I wasn't crazy about it with the HXDA (still have to re-test that one just to see again), it's a great fit with the DG30. In fact, it's almost the finishing touch.
I'm using it with the DIP switches set 3db and bright. I'm not giving it much boost, maybe 5-6 db, just enough to add a little bit of subtle high mid grit, some sparkle, etc. I'll bet I wind up leaving it on most of the time with the DG30. It also stacks nicely with the FD3. What's not to like? It's a nice piece.
And it is super-nice with my 408 in all switch settings. Haven't tried it with any others yet.
When I find a piece in the puzzle that really enhances my tone, I feel as good as if I'd discovered the theory of relativity.