Best booster pedal for 401HJS

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Best booster pedal for 401HJS

Post by Celt » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:50 am

Hi,
just wondering what you guys use as a booster pedal?
Do I even need one? The switchable two master volumes solves most of my needs but just curious as to what you do.

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Re: Best booster pedal for 401HJS

Post by gtrjunior » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:54 pm

Are you talking about a solo (volume)boost or a clean boost to push your amp harder?

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Re: Best booster pedal for 401HJS

Post by Celt » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:56 pm

I wasthinking more clean boost rather than a solo boost.

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Re: Best booster pedal for 401HJS

Post by gtrjunior » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:22 am

My favorite is the BB Preamp by Xotic.
I have the BB Comp version. It allows 3 different compression settings. From no compression to a pretty decent amount. And even a setting in between.

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Re: Best booster pedal for 401HJS

Post by Marshall Maniac » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:21 pm

My fave is Maxon OD808. Can add volume, warmth, a little hair, and tightens up bass.

Second place is Earthquaker Devices Speaker Cranker. Adds dirt and grind to jtm, plexi, 800 type tones.

Been thru many pedals and these are the two standouts. On a budget the BBE Green Screamer is really close to the OD808.

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Re: Best booster pedal for 401HJS

Post by Spacerocker » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:29 am

I gave up on using "boosts", "Overdrives" and "Distortion pedals" when I bought my JVM in 2009....I just don't need them!

My crunch channel provides more gain on Red than my 2203 ever did (even more now, with my AFD mod...) - but when I want more gain, I use OD1...

When I want an increase in volume and gain for solos - I use OD2 as my dedicated lead channel...and then there is the two masters!

I'm glad to say I don't need anything else!


When I bought my JVM, it was partly to get away from transistorised pedals, and all the tap-dancing they bring! I must admit, I haven't been totally successful, as I now have a pedalboard full again(!) - but they are mostly esoteric effects used very occasionally (EH Synth 9 pedal, EH Freeze Pedal, Boss Harmoniser, etc...) Drives and distortions have no place on my board!
Amps: Marshall JVM410: Hotter Bias, Plexi mod, 10H choke, Stiffness Mod, Neg Feedback Mod (Variable) spec, 3rd Stage Bias mod, AFD type mod (increased Crunch gain), 50W conversion, Tone stack Mods to 2203 spec, "Anti-Compression" mod, dBx 31 band graphic in loop, Marshall AVT20 Valvestate practice amp, Marshall 1980 2203, 2 x 1936 Cabs, 1968 Orignal 4 x 12 Cab with Greenbacks
Guitars: Les Paul Traditional, Fender HM Strat x 2 with Dimarzio Evolution Humbucker, Fender Standard Strat
Effects: Morley Wah/Volume Pedal. Behringer Vintage Phaser, TC G-Major, Alesis Midiverb. Behringer FCB1010 Midi Foot Controller

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