With the success of the TightDrive™ and Bass TightDrive™ overdrive pedals, more and more people have made suggestions for other Amptweaker gain pedals. The new TightBoost™ pedal is one such variation, and provides a cleaner boost with more output level and much less distortion. And while most ‘clean boost’ pedals have no method for preventing unwanted distortion, the TightBoost pedal uses the same distortion methods as the TightDrive, so when driven hard it has a nice sounding, warm and tube-like breakup.
Another requested feature was to make a pedal that provides the tone of a parked wah pedal. Since many people use a wah pedal for boosting their amps, it seemed like a logical addition to this new booster. This is implemented by using the Mid EQ control, which gradually becomes a higher Q/more peaky mid boost and gradually blends in this wah sound…….but without removing the high end you typically hear in a regular wah pedal. By using the High and Tight controls, you can further dial in the pedal’s ability to get different amounts of wah.
All other features from the TightDrive remain intact, including the Effects Loop with its Pre/Post switch, the LEDs illumination of the controls, and the Battery On/Off switch.
In order to facilitate consumer feedback on this new model, Amptweaker will be gathering ideas for finalizing this pedal at the Nashville Amp Expo.
Note: TightBoost pedal isn’t specifically designed for bass, while the Bass TightDrive was. However the TightBoost is designed with much more full-range tone and should work well for both guitar and bass.
Visit online at www.Amptweaker.com