Volume lift / boost pedals

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JackieB33JackieB33 Frets: 118
edited March 12 in FX
Anyone got any good recommendations on volume lift pedals. 

I’m talking in terms of something that’s almost fully transparent. Something that just takes your signal as it is, and just makes it louder. 
Like a single stomp, with pre-set level. 

Ive tried the likes of the MXR micro amp, TC spark etc.. and volume (expression type) pedals placed after dirt. 

Just wondering if there are any other decent methods kicking about, with minimal added gain etc

Thanks for your help. 
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 32241
    Use a volume *cut* box. Set the bypass to the 'boost' level and the cut to the 'non-boost' level. 100% transparent and doesn't even need a battery, unless you want an LED to tell you it's on (or off!).

    Award-Session used to make one, I'm not sure if they still do, but it's a very easy thing to have made if you can't find one.
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  • TTBZTTBZ Frets: 572
    edited March 12
    EHX LPB1 will do a boost or a cut. I like it for leads but it goes all weird and compressed for chords if it's in front of the amp, guess it just overloads the front end. Great in the fx loop.
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  • english_bobenglish_bob Frets: 2319
    Also worth mentioning that placement in the signal chain makes a difference. When I put a boost before the input on my amp I get lots of added gain but very little extra volume. The same boost in the effects loop gives me lots more volume and little or no extra gain.

    If your amp doesn't have an effects loop, ICBM's idea sounds simple and effective, although if you're getting your overdrive from the amp, feeding it a reduced level of signal from the guitar may well give you a cleaner sound as well as a quieter one.

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  • RolandRoland Frets: 1951
    JackieB33 said:

    ... something that’s almost fully transparent. 

    EQ pedal with a mid range hump. It helps you punch through a mix better than a flat volume lift does.
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  • JayGeeJayGee Frets: 453
    +1 for the EHX LBP (and wis duly awarded).

    It’s cheap, it’s simple, and it works...
    Don't ask me, I just play the damned thing...
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  • JackieB33JackieB33 Frets: 118
    Cheers for the responses chaps.

    After all that, i ended up just pulling the trigger on a Keeley Katana.  =)

    Wanted to try one for ages.. got the older version with the voltage doubler. 

    They had me at:
    ''Want a mirror image of your tone, only louder? This is it. ''  

    See how that goes. 

    Thanks again! 
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