Replicating MXR Micro Amp with Boss GE7

jdbwalesjdbwales Frets: 123
Hello - slightly odd one this.

I’ve used an MXR Micro Amp in the loop as a volume boost for solos forever and I like how it sounds, but I sometimes find myself being fussy about the (perfect, in my opinion) Boss switch and how I would much prefer, essentially, a volume boost in Boss form that sounds just like the Micro Amp.

So, I’m thinking GE7 - anybody have any ideas about how I could replicate the Micro Amp sound with it? I know the MXR isn’t completely flat, so does anyone have any frequency settings for the GE7 to get the sound of the MXR? 

Ive tried the GE7 flat and volume boosted before and it’s not the same...
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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 8912
    You could look for a Boss FB-2 as they have a boost with optional mid hump.
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  • jdbwalesjdbwales Frets: 123
    They’re pretty pricey though...pinning hopes on a GE7
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  • thermionicthermionic Frets: 5430
    Everything you need to know about the MXR MicroAmp is here.

    Looks pretty flat apart from a bass rolloff at about 10Hz and a treble rolloff at about 15kHz, i.e. totally flat to human ears listening to a guitar through an amp.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 37435
    I would maybe try an LS-2 - it's a simpler plain boost, if you put nothing in the loops - you can even have two different levels, although you have to cycle round them, A > B > off > A etc.
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  • WiresDreamDisastersWiresDreamDisasters Frets: 1404
    edited April 12
    I've got both on my board for different needs.

    The MXR actually kinda is completely flat. Until you go above noon(ish) on the knob where the opamp starts to clip. 

    The GE7 ... leave all the sliders flat and just turn up the volume. Very similar.
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  • jdbwalesjdbwales Frets: 123
    Thanks for the advice - will seek out a used GE7 to try again! 
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  • jdbwalesjdbwales Frets: 123
    Possibly an LS2!
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  • jdgmjdgm Frets: 302
    I have 2 GE-7s, very good pedal. Both of mine are modded to reduce noise - you can buy a kit of parts on the net.
    They have plenty of boost one way or another!

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