What is the point of a clean boost?
A clean boost pedal is designed to deliver uncolored, “transparent” gain, much like a microphone preamplifier. These are perfect for situations in which you want to hit the front end of your guitar amplifier harder than your pickup can naturally.
Can you use an overdrive pedal as a clean boost?
However, you can still use it to get a cleaner boost. You’ll need to turn the drive as low as you can have it, without losing the pedal’s affect completely. Then you should have the level as high as possible. This will give you the cleanest sounding boost when using a tube screamer or other overdrive pedal.
Where do you put a clean boost pedal?
Some people like to place the clean boost right at the beginning, while others prefer to place it after their overdrives and distortion pedals. If you have your clean boost right at the beginning of your chain, turning it on when you have an overdrive or distortion activated will cause your tone to get grittier.
What is a dirty boost?
‘Dirty’ Boost Typically they are made using a greater number of transistors than a clean boost pedal, and so they can be pushed harder. Set on a low gain, these pedals act and sound like a clean boost. In the middle gain stages, you end up with a great sounding ‘always on’ pedal.
What does a Tubescreamer do?
Tube Screamer is an overdrive/distortion pedal that is mild compared to many, but allows the true sound of the guitar and player’s technique to come through. The most popular use of a tube screamer is to push a tube amp to make it overdrive more, but they sound good through almost anything.
How do I make my guitar sound wider?
A great way to make your guitars sound wider is to pan one guitar all the way to the right, and the other all the way to the left. After this, the number one trick I use to make guitars feel wider is to put reverb on them.