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10 Ways To Use Boost Pedals With Your Guitar Rig

Published on 7 Feb 2020

We show you 10 great ways to use boost pedals with your guitar amp and pedals… and discover the boosts you never knew you had!

Life too short for long YouTube videos? Please see the ‘Interesting bits and go-to sections’ information below.

Welcome to the show! In this episode, Dan and I go through 10 ways to approach the ‘humble’ boost pedal in your signal chain.
To most of us, boost simply means ‘more’ but it’s where you place the ‘more’ that makes such a huge difference in texture, tone and feel.
Do you want more overdrive, more volume, more compression or a different EQ? Or less of all the above? It’s all possible with this simple addition to your rig, as we discover…

Enjoy the episode!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…
• TheGigRig Three2One

• Peterson Strobo Stomp HD
UK & Europe:
USA Sweetwater:

• Analog Man Bad Bob

• Metropoulos Supa-Boost

• BOSS BD2w WAZA Craft Blues Driver
UK & Europe:

• SoloDallas Storm
UK & Europe:

• Xotic EP Booster
UK & Europe:

• Effectrode Fire Bottle Tube Boost

• Analog Man Beano Boost

• ZVEX Super Hard On

• Xotic SP Compressor
UK & Europe:

• Triungulo Lab Chorus Ensemble

• Catalinbread Topanga Spring Reverb
UK & Europe:

• Echo Fix EF-X2 Tape Echo

• Boss GE-7 Graphic Equalizer
UK & Europe:

• TheGigRig G2

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 0:00
- What are we doing today? 1:30
1) Always On Boost For Shaping: 2:14
…EchoFix tape delay preamp: 3:23
…Xotic EP Booster: 4:43
…Solo Dallas Storm: 8:35
2) Add More Gain To Your Overdrive Pedal: 10:12
…Effectrode Fire Bottle: 11:15
3) Add A Volume Boost To Your OD Pedal: 13:30
4) Add More Gain To Your Amp: 15:45
…Hot Rod Deluxe: 17:06
…Matchless HC30: 18:06
5) Add More Volume To Your Amp: 20:10
…boost in the FX loop: 21:46
5.5) Bonus use of the FX loop – overdrive your clean channel: 23:39
6) Use Your Boost As An Underdrive: 27:19
…Bad Bob into Blues Driver: 29:00
7) Pair A Compressor And A Boost For Dynamics: 31:35
…plus a boost in the FX loop: 37:09
8) Be Selective With The Frequencies You Boost: 43:39
9) Discover The Boosts You Never Knew You Had: 44:30
…compressor: 45:45
10) Stack Boosts For A Unique OD: 49:15

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – Dan’s video at
• Gretsch G6228 Player’s Edition Jet BT w/V Stoptail – no video yet
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 - Mick’s video at
• Fender Custom Shop ’52 Telecaster – Dan’s video at
• Collings 290 DC S - Mick’s video at

Amps in this episode
• Matchless HC-30 with Hughes & Kettner Vintage 212 / Celestion G12M Greenback
• Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III with Celestion G12P-80

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