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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:30 pm    Post subject: mid boost= in the guitar or get a pedal? Reply with quote

i've been intrigued by various strats and the like that have that mid boost circuit. i know i've become quite a clapton fanboy of late and he might get a little "bad love" on here, but the idea of a boost circuit that you can just use from your guitar sounds quite nifty. there doesn't seem to be many pedal mid boosts without them being a bit spendy. i'm a bit wary of trying to install i mid boost into one of my guitars, because i'm shit at any kind of mod work. should i try a mid boost pedal to see if i like that kinda tone or just bite the bullet and attempt to fit the mid boost into my Mexican strat as a test?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are a one guitar, no pedals and one amp type of player, then I think this makes sense.

But I know you're not. I think getting a salt booster or similar tuned to boost mids or an eq pedal would make much more sense. Then you have it at the front of your board and it can be used with all your guitars.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, a pedal makes more sense. A simple EQ is probably the easiest/cheapest solution.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, daft to put it in a guitar Rob - get an EQ pedal.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd just get a pedal unless you're feeling all Frank Zappa.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strats?

Mid-boosts?


Fuck, Rob's gone full Clapton.

Quick, someone call an exorcist and get a pack of Boddingtons; he's one womantone away from round glasses and that grunge-mullet thing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Strats?

Mid-boosts?


Fuck, Rob's gone full Clapton.

Quick, someone call an exorcist and get a pack of Boddingtons; he's one womantone away from round glasses and that grunge-mullet thing


ROLF Wink As long as I don't get to the sheryl crow fucking phase, I'll think I'll be ok 😂😂
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the sheryl crow fucking phase

is that some new boutique pedal?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Strats?

Mid-boosts?


Fuck, Rob's gone full Clapton.

Quick, someone call an exorcist and get a pack of Boddingtons; he's one womantone away from round glasses and that grunge-mullet thing


ill drink to that
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
Progrockabuse wrote:
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is that some new boutique pedal?


Don't be daft, it's part of a performance-enhancing bicycling regiment.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite intrigued to try out a mid boost switch on a strat
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
Quite intrigued to try out a mid boost switch on a strat


i thought i was alone!!!! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progrockabuse wrote:
George wrote:
Quite intrigued to try out a mid boost switch on a strat


i thought i was alone!!!! Wink


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
Quite intrigued to try out a mid boost switch on a strat

Do you have to route the body to fit the tube-screamer circuit under the pickguard?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't you just play it through a Marshall?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
Don't you just play it through a Marshall?


Joking aside, this.

Even more joking aside:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Artec makes one called the BCU. It's quite inexpensive.

I tried it out in a Strat a few years ago. I was actually very impressed. There is really almost no downside at all. First of all, the BCU has a push/pull bypass feature so you can decide whether you want it at all, and in passive, it's like it's not even hooked up. When activated, it's actually pretty transparent at noon, with no difference in gain that I can remember. Turning to the right would add mids (like going from single to humbucker), turning to the left would subtract mids (like going from humbucker to singles). It really is a good circuit and is a lot better than the Clapton circuit because A) the Clapton circuit only boosts whereas the BCU can go either way, B) BCU has a bypass and Clapton doesn't, C) BCU is a lot cheaper than Clapton, and D) BCU is a lot smaller than Clapton and therefore a lot easier to install.
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