i jsut recently,after a long trawl and wait,purchased a boss super feedbacker&distortion. a dirty little pedal if ever there was one.only problem being its far too quiet on its own.when its played with another distortion pedal its not too bad but id like to be able to have it loud on its own.can anyone offer any advice on how to go about this id red somewhere about overclocking it?
I have a Boss DS1 in my line up as a secondary distortion sound, the tone is great, but it suffers from low volume too. I bought a Boss Line selector and put the DS1 on a separate loop. Using the line selector you can boost the volume of that loop by itself. Might be a long way round a short problem, but it works really well, and the versatility of a separate loop is great - adding other isolated stomp boxes to that loop for totally different tones with just one pedal press. Great for live dynamics etc.
[quote:8843a0de7e="Thedevilsfavouriteson"]i jsut recently,after a long trawl and wait,purchased a boss super feedbacker&distortion. a dirty little pedal if ever there was one.only problem being its far too quiet on its own.when its played with another distortion pedal its not too bad but id like to be able to have it loud on its own.can anyone offer any advice on how to go about this id red somewhere about overclocking it?[/quote:8843a0de7e]
It's quite a complicated pedal internally - the distortion is much the same as the DS-1 but the feedbacker circuit is complex. You could try sticking something like an MXR micro amp immediately after it and use that to compensate for the lower output. A true bypass box would allow you to switch both on or off with one switch. You could even get a true bypass box made with a booster circuit built in and run the DF-2 in the loop.
edit: Line selector sounds like a good idea. Same principle.
Overclocking makes computers and graphics cards run faster - not really applicable in a distortion pedal which doesn't have a clock.
get yourself an electro-harmonix attacks equaliser, helluva boost when daisy-chained between whatever. never fails on my part, even from clean guitar parts to a chorus of slightly more boosted clean guitar. £45 mark aswell methinks.
I guess by "overclocking", you were making an analogy with computer mods, and I'd say yes, an electronics wiz could definitely modify the amplification in the circuits of your pedal to make it louder.
All you have to do is find somebody with the skills!
My Boss pedals wouldn't be the loudest on their own either until they are all fed through a Boss Compression pedal. You might want to try that?
MXR micro amp is great when you've got pedals that don't have true bypass.
I've got an Electro Harmonix LPB-1. Makes things louder pretty nicely.
[quote:9d4dd01726="rl-vl"]I've got an Electro Harmonix LPB-1. Makes things louder pretty nicely.[/quote:9d4dd01726]
I've a home-built LPB - does yours colour the sound or is it very transparent? Mine 'fattens' up the sound, and rather nicely too, but it might not be what everyone wants.
thanks for all yr help there guys id ahd a look into the electro harmonix attack pedal.read some reviews of it sounds good to me plus its another pedal which is always good.
Love this video for the knockout attack