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    Default recommendations for a volume boost

    does anyone have any suggestions for a volume boost. my bandhas two guitarist and when i go into a lead i am not loud enough. i have tryed differ ent things, i keep the volume on the guitar down till the solo then bring it up, but i do not like this as it lessens the tone on my rytem playing. i am open to pedals, ideas etc....thanks guys

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    I use a Boss EQ pedal, and love it. Not only can I kick it up in volume, but I can change the EQ just a bit so my solos are a bit more prominant.

    I hear Tube Screamers work really well for a solo boost, but I've never tried it, or known somone who has.

    And finally, there's the Keeley Katana... I've heard nothing but good things about that.
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    I've had good results using an OD pedal, along the lines of a Tube Screamer. What I'm using right now is a Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde, but I was using an Ibanez Super Tube before. Both did the trick nicely, and you can vary the amount of OD to give a relatively clean boost. Or, if you prefer, there are clean boosters available. The BBE Boosta Grande has caught my eye recently, though I haven't tried it out.

    You might try checking out this recent thread for some general info on pedals:
    http://fender-talk.com/message-board...ic.php?t=14336
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    I use a Mr. CryBaby volume/wah combo pedal which also has a volume boost button for lead boost. Seymour Duncan also make a volume boost pedal.
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    I have one of Seymour Duncan's SFX-01 Pickup Booster pedals, and it is very nice. The only thing I don't like about it, is that the minimum boost it can have is 6db, and sometimes I would like a boost less than that. Otherwise, it is great, and very quiet.

    Another great boost pedal I would definitely recommend is the BBE Boosta Grande. It goes from unity gain on up, and is completely transparent. 8)
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    Being a fan of MXR (and similarly laid out) pedals... I used to just turn up the output level control on either a Distortion+ or a Dynacomp using the ball of my foot. They used to make rubber sleeves for the pots to make this easier... and I used them for a while... but it was easy enough without them as long as I wore sneakers.

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    Carl Martin Boost Kick!!

    very tasty!

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    Default cheap but works

    Marshall Bluesbreaker 2 has abosst function and works really well.

    Amplifies the standard signal with out adding any OD or fuzz.

    for around 35 here in the uk a bit of a steal.

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    The Blackstar pedals are being used by a few pro musos that I know...

    http://www.blackstaramps.co.uk/products/ht/index.html

    I bought an HT Dual...what a fabulous pedal. Indeed, if you feel very excited you can even not use an amp at all....just plug the emulated output into the PA....sacriledge I know... :roll:
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    Digging this old thread up?

    Well, I'll second the Keeley Katana - spectacular pedal.
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