Little pedal, big boost!
The Electro-Harmonix Nano LPB-1 Power Booster is a spot-on reissue of the original LPB-1 circuit that introduced overdrive in 1968. Put this little monster in line befor... read more
Little pedal, big boost!
The Electro-Harmonix Nano LPB-1 Power Booster is a spot-on reissue of the original LPB-1 circuit that introduced overdrive in 1968. Put this little monster in line before any effect to provide boost and definition. Improves the gain and saturation of your amp. The Nano LPB-1 Power Booster gives your sound presence! Housed in a compact, die-cast box with rounded corners to save valuable pedal board space. 9V DC power jack.
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Not transparent, but unbeatable in that price range.
This a simple boost pedal with just a "boost" knob. It is not just a volume boost, the mids are boosted as well, and not slightly. It can be a problem for some who are after a perfeclty clean boost but for the use I make of this pedal, first in chain in front of a Mesa Boogie Flux-Drive, it's very efficient if you want to step out in a band mix and add some grit to an already slightly overdriven sound. You do not need to push the knob very far : at 11 o'clock, it's already audible. Past noon, you run the risk of annoying your bandmates. I've also used it at the end of the effect chain, in that case you need to be very careful about how you set the boost knob, 10 o'clock will result in an already very drastic boost, and that includes hiss and other unintended noise. I rarely use it as a standalone boost and have never tried it in an amp's effect loop, though. Not a 5-star pedal, then, but for me, it's almost compulsory in a band situation, and unbeatable in that price range.
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A multi-purpose booster pedal
Though being a very simple pedal, the EHX LPB-1 has some interesting features besides being the classic volume-booster pedal. You can use it trough the FX loop for boosting the volume of whatever you are playing, or through the front of the amp. When used this way it serves as a overdrive-type of pedal that raises the middle-sound along with adding some gain. Interesting feature as well, I recommend to try it.
Cheap and decent
I got this for £24 so I wasn't expecting it to be remarkable. It is dreadful as a clean boost but over my TS Mini it makes it really scream so that is a positive. I am aiming though to upgrade to a Spark or an MXR Micro Amp to improve my sound.
Won't Color Tone
Got this guy not too long ago looking for a relatively non-expensive way to give myself a nice mid-range boost. I play through a 6505+ and they aren't known for their mid-range like Marshall. This pedal drive the tubes harder so your signal breaks up sooner, for metal the sooner the better. I have it set at 11 o'clock and its the perfect amount of juice to get the tone I'm looking for. Did I mention it doesn't color your tone like drive pedals do?
Not a great clean boost, but not why I want it anyway.
I've used better boosters but I just needed a gain boost for solos. works great adding extra saturation and volume. I use this in conjunction with a Boss GE-7 equalizer on full volume, boosting mids before the preamp.