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    Hi. I'm considering getting a duncan pickup booster pedal.

    The reason i'm considering this pedal:

    I own a strat style with low output lollar pickups which i love but unfortunately, with my mini jubilee, it makes legato runs near impossible.

    Would the pickup booster be a way of addressing this problem? Or would the said problem not really be what such a pedal would be used for?


    Please let me know your thoughts!
    Ty!

  • #2
    Re: Pickup booster question

    It wound make the guitar louder. So it would be like higher output pickups, while retaining their tone.


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    • #3
      Re: Pickup booster question

      Also, can someone tell me if this pedal should be ran infront of the amp or through fx loop?

      I'd think infront of the amp, but wouldn't hurt if someone could confirm that

      Thanks!

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      • #4
        Re: Pickup booster question

        Thank you, david!

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        • #5
          Re: Pickup booster question

          usually in front of an amp, yes. i dont see any reason you couldnt use it in the loop but in front is how it was designed

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          • #6
            Re: Pickup booster question

            Ok cool! Ty guys!

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            • #7
              Re: Pickup booster question

              Nothing like a clean boost through the front, especially for singles. Though what am I saying, hums sound good through one too!

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              • #8
                Re: Pickup booster question

                For your use, I'd also engage one of the resonance switches for a little extra girth.

                To answer your other question, you absolutely can run a Pickup Booster in the effects loop (I know someone who does), but it isn't what you want. When used like that, you'll end up with a huge boost in volume and no extra gain.
                Originally posted by crusty philtrum
                And that's probably because most people with electric guitars seem more interested in their own performance rather than the effect on the listener ... in fact i don't think many people who own electric guitars even give a poop about the effect on a listener. Which is why many people play electric guitars but very very few of them are actually musicians.

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                • #9
                  Re: Pickup booster question

                  The resonance switch will help those legato runs. The boost itself will cause the input of the amp to compress the signal, and add sustain, too. I think your application is exactly what it was designed for.
                  Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                  • #10
                    Re: Pickup booster question

                    Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                    The resonance switch will help those legato runs. The boost itself will cause the input of the amp to compress the signal, and add sustain, too. I think your application is exactly what it was designed for.
                    +1

                    I just put my Pickup Booster back on my board for the first time in about a decade. It's in the 'clean' loop in my switcher; I have it just above minimum boost with the resonance switch set to 1. I use it for a little extra volume when playing a clean-ish lead.
                    Originally posted by crusty philtrum
                    And that's probably because most people with electric guitars seem more interested in their own performance rather than the effect on the listener ... in fact i don't think many people who own electric guitars even give a poop about the effect on a listener. Which is why many people play electric guitars but very very few of them are actually musicians.

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