Let's nerd out on clean boosts.

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Re: Let's nerd out on clean boosts.

Post by marqueemoon » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:41 am

Slightly curious about the Walrus Audio Emissary. Having the option to dial in some mid bump could be nice, although I would prefer having the option to cut a little midrange too.

Does anyone make a clean boost with a (post boost) buffered splitter built in?

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Re: Let's nerd out on clean boosts.

Post by mbene085 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:46 am

marqueemoon wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:41 am
Slightly curious about the Walrus Audio Emissary. Having the option to dial in some mid bump could be nice, although I would prefer having the option to cut a little midrange too.

Does anyone make a clean boost with a (post boost) buffered splitter built in?
These guys do. You have to choose "active 2-way splitter with clean boost" from the drop-down (they have like 20 variations). $89.

No experience with them, though.

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Re: Let's nerd out on clean boosts.

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:54 pm

MechaBulletBill wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:20 am
I like the low gain side of the Broadcast as a clean boost to push an amp. The low-end cut is really useful.
I like it on guitar, but on bass the low gain is incredible. I picked up a two switch version at the end of December. I kinda wish I'd gotten the basic one-switch version. I don't much care for the high gain on bass.
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Re: Let's nerd out on clean boosts.

Post by MechaBulletBill » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:51 am

marqueemoon wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:41 am
Slightly curious about the Walrus Audio Emissary. Having the option to dial in some mid bump could be nice, although I would prefer having the option to cut a little midrange too.

Does anyone make a clean boost with a (post boost) buffered splitter built in?
some SHOs have dual outputs (they're in phase or out of phase or something)

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Re: Let's nerd out on clean boosts.

Post by marqueemoon » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:17 am

MechaBulletBill wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:51 am
marqueemoon wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:41 am
Slightly curious about the Walrus Audio Emissary. Having the option to dial in some mid bump could be nice, although I would prefer having the option to cut a little midrange too.

Does anyone make a clean boost with a (post boost) buffered splitter built in?
some SHOs have dual outputs (they're in phase or out of phase or something)
That’s a good point. If using two amps it would be important to know their phase relationship so the guitar doesn’t disappear when they’re blended.

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Re: Let's nerd out on clean boosts.

Post by MechaBulletBill » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:39 am

The two outputs are in parallel, in phase with each other, for use with two amps or an amp and a DI, or tuner (remember, when the SHO was designed, many tuners only had one input and were not in the shape of a pedal).

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Re: Let's nerd out on clean boosts.

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:22 am

Anybody use a Keeley Katana? Sounds great in demos but I’m worried it might be too bright.

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Re: Let's nerd out on clean boosts.

Post by bubba899 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:28 pm

I find more often than not I use my PDF-2 as a clean boost. You can set the eq bandwidth quite wide to get a nice fat boost, or zone in on mid frequencies to cut through. It has the gain stage which is lots of fun, but running it clean into a hot amp, or in conjunction with a low gain pedal (add some more Broadcast love!) is where it shines.
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Re: Let's nerd out on clean boosts.

Post by tele_pathic » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:07 pm

Since a couple people have mentioned ZVEX and SHOs, I thought I’d share mine: a ZVEX Double Rock. Two channels, either one can be a clean boost SHO or a Distortron. I use the SHO side for songs like REM The One I Love or Cake’s The Distance. I don’t know how “transparent” because its going into a Fender Mustang III digital modeling amp.

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