- Designed for a 125B enclosure with top-mounted jacks
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a wolf (verified owner) –
This is a very clean boost, with a lot of headroom. It is the most transparent gain stage (in a pedal) that I have used. As someone who has been on a quest for clean tone (my most current main guitars both are using Wilde Alnico Microcoils, and my main amp is an Allen Encore, which is a slightly modified brown/black Vibroverb), this is actually too clean on its own. (With a P-90 equipped guitar, it takes the snarl and runs with it.)
But, if I have something with a bit of distortion in it ahead of it in the chain, it’s almost amazing. I can add just a bit of hair with almost anything, just the slightest amount, and it welds that with the guitar signal. When I first started playing it, I kept upping the gain to find the sweet spot in my system. It was dead noon, which I think is cool.
So, I can’t recommend this highly enough, if you truly want a transparent drive. This is very much like the audiophile “straight wire with gain” as opposed to Timmy’s, etc.—which get called transparent , but only in the sense that you can still recognize your basic signal chain through them. With this, If you switch to the next pick thickness, you’ll know right away.
I’m interested d in building a second, with a single mid frequency based parametric control. Just to bump a bit more fatness. But I fear adding any type of tone stack will cut into the clarity.