The Amptweaker™ name points toward the design goal of making products that allow the user to tweak their own amp tone.
TightBoost™ version of the TightDrive overdrive pedal has less gain,
more volume and provides a cleaner boost to drive your amp harder.
Along with the popular Tight control, it also has a Mid boost control
that gradually adds a Parked Wah tone. This makes it easy to add a
controlled amount of 'vowel' tone to your boost.
the 2010 Nashville Amp Expo, local area guitarists participated in the
final tweaks to select their favorite Parked Wah Frequencies, and the 2
favorites were put on a switch near the Mid control. One gives you a
'pushed forward' screaming mid similar to a Michael Schenker tone, and
the other is more like the classic throaty wah tone. By also adjusting
the Boost, Tight and High controls, there are a lot of different boosted
overdrive tones possible. || |
most 'clean boost' pedals have no method for preventing unintentional
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 on its own. It's great for providing a solo boost for
your amp, or to further overdrive a distortion or overdrive pedal.
Product Idea submissions received were from people looking for
overdrive and boost pedals that could provide tight low end. This led to
the Tight Control, which allows you to adjust the amp's attack, varying
it from smooth and singing to chunky and aggressive attack. The
remaining High control tweaks the tone in the highs, and the Boost
adjusts the overall boost level of the pedal. As
with all Amptweaker handmade pedals, the TightBoost includes an effects
loop on the back so you can add whatever you want to this pedal. And
there's a Pre/Post button underneath the pedal so you can move that
outboard effect to in front of or behind the TightBoost. When you bypass
the TightBoost pedal, the other effect or effects will be bypassed as
well. This feature is great if you want to further tweak the tone with
an EQ in front of or behind it, or to add compression, delay or even
another distortion pedal.