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Treble booster and Helix rack

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Has anyone tried a treble booster in front of the helix to get a Brian may type tone or is it best to place it in an effects loop in front of the amp block . Will it work to overdrive the amp as in the real world.

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I have used one in the fx loop. I wasn't specifically aiming for a Brian May tone, but it has pretty much the same effect on the modeled amp in helix as you would expect it to have on a physical amp. More overdrive, volume, and highs, depending on the amp model it's going into and the amp settings, of course.

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what about onboard drives? - would the tube driver pedal (i think that it's what it's called) model do a similar job onboard? if not, they really need to model a treble booster, it's iconic! 😉

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I'd love a Dallas Rangemaster model. It's a glaring omission, seeing as it was fairly ubiquitous in the late 60s to early 70s. Having said that, I've managed to approximate one with the KWB distortion. Settings as follows:

 

Drive: 3, Push Diode: Germanium, Pull Diode: None, Bass: +1db, Treble: +7db, Level: 8.9 (or to taste), Asymm: 4.

 

I've not A/B'd that with a real treble booster, so I'd be interested to learn how close it is.

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