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OrthodoxBlues
Feb 21, 2010 5:02 AM GMT

i know I've seen a video or heard a clip in which Zack P was using an Electro Harmonix Linear Power Boost 2 Pedal, but I'm wondering if anyone else uses a boost pedal. I bought a Fulltone Fat Boost for guitar, and found that it is great for guitar, but even better for harmonica. There are three versions of this pedal, and I have the first version. With the tone knob turned all the way down, gain set so it doesn't increase the volume, and drive anywhere between halfway and full, the pedal gives this great bottom-heavy blues grind at bedroom volumes. Set correctly, it slightly decreases feedback. I haven't tried it together with my Lone Wofl Harp Tone Plus, which boosts bass and cuts feedback, but doesn't give the grind of the boost pedal.

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Feb 21, 2010 8:39 AM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

I use Boss GE7 to boost specific frequencies (200Hz, 1600Hz).



Feb 23, 2010 6:06 AM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

Boris --

What do you get with those frequencies boosted?



Feb 23, 2010 6:18 AM GMT
Boris Plotnikov Replied:

I get fat and bright overdriven tone from the tube amp, something like Jason Ricci.



Feb 23, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

Cool! I imagine that my boost pedal gives more of the low end aspect of that sound, more of the "fat," less of the bright.



Mar 06, 2010 3:38 AM GMT
Steve H Replied:

I used a "ModTone" Clean Boost Pedal on my last gig and loved it. I bet the "Fulltone" Fat Boost does sound good. I was using the Clean Boost on this song.

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Mar 06, 2010 6:19 AM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

Steve --

Nice tone on that video. I hear a similar grind with my Fat Boost pedal. What amp are you using in the video?



Mar 09, 2010 11:56 PM GMT
BlueMoose Replied:

I wonder if the Harp Commander is doing some or all of these functions. It's got volume, treble cut, bass boost and compression knobs.



ain't busted but I'm badly bent


Apr 12, 2010 6:39 AM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

I bet that a lot of newer amps have a boost function built in. I'm still loving this pedal, which often tips things into that great blues grind at low volumes, with a variety of amps.




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