Because Everyone Needs A Treble Booster [Yes You Do]

Published 25 Mar 2022

Welcome to the show! In this episode Dan and I crank our way through some of the very best treble booster pedals available… into a proper loud-and-driving vintage AC30.
Now we appreciate a couple of things at this point. First up, treble boosters really aren’t for everyone, but we ask you to bear with us. As we discover – or at least as I discover because Dan already knows it – it’s really all about how you use them. And we can all use them.
Which brings us to the second point: what if you don’t have a cranked vintage AC30? Well fear ye not because we move on to demonstrating what happens when you use a cleaner amp. A common-or-garden overdrive pedal could be your best friend here.
Right, ready? Enjoy the video!

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Pedals used in this video
• TheGigRig Three2One

• Sonic Research ST-300 Mini Tuner

• Pete Cornish TB-83 Extra

• Kingsley Peasant

• Union Tube & Transistor Snap

• Pigdog Dirty Mac

• Bigfoot Trouble Booster Uno

• Reeves Electro Lux Master

• Catalinbread Skewer
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• JAM Pedals Custom Shop Rooster
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• Pedal Pawn Texan Twang

• R2R Electric Two Knob Treble Booster

• Nobels ODR-1 Overdrive
UK & Europe:

• Walrus 385 Overdrive
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• Source Audio Collider Delay & Reverb
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• TheGigRig G3

Interesting bits & go-to sections
0:00 Intro
2:42 What are we covering today?
3:20 Treble booster histrionics
4:20 Why it sounds magic
6:00 Behold the glorious vintage AC30
8:40 What are we hearing?
11:00 Pete Cornish TB-83 Extra
13:00 Amp cleaning up with dynamics
13:30 Lester into AC30 sweet spot
17:30 Union Tube & Transistor Snap
19:45 Pigdog Pedals Dirty Mac
22:00 Bigfoot Trouble Booster Uno
25:00 Reeves Electro Lux Master
32:00 Catalinbread Skewer
35:10 Jam Pedals Rooster
39:50 Pedal Pawn Texan Twang
43:30 R2R Electric Two-Knob
47:00 What about a cleaner amp
48:00 Our new Fender BassBreakerManThing
49:50 Into a clean amp - OUCH!
51:00 Overdrive pedal to the rescue
54:00 And with reverb…
57:41 Texas Twang Bass Breaker
1:00:50 Treble booster as pre-gain booster
1:01:25 Walrus Audio 385

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster - Dan’s video here:

• Gibson Custom True Historic ’57 Les Paul Goldtop, Murphy Aged - no video yet

• Fender Custom Shop ’62 Relic Stratocaster - Mick’s video here:

• 1961 Les Paul Junior - Dan’s video here:

Amps in this episode:
• 1961 Vox AC30 with Celestion Alnico Blue speakers

• Fender Custom Shop Bass Breaker with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers

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