MusicMan Petrucci boost push/pull

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  1. Casper777

    Casper777 Slow Player

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    Hello!

    Just wondering what are you thoughts on this feature that we can find on the JP13, JP15,...

    Is that usefull, along with the Illuminator pickups? Does it have the same effect that let's say an overdrive pedal in front of the amp?
     
  2. FitRocker33

    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    I never use it , but I can see how some might have an application for it. It’s not gonna replace your favorite tubescreamer pedal.
     
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    scrub SS.org Regular

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    its essentially just a volume boost. mostly noticeable on clean tones. on distorted tones, it gives a bit more gain and sustain.
     
  4. TonyFlyingSquirrel

    TonyFlyingSquirrel Cherokee Warrior

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    I'd like to see the schematic of it, just for shiggles. Maybe make a pedal version.
     
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    cmtd SS.org Regular

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    I have it on my JP16. I really don't use it often. But with cleans, it kind of gets a more gritty/compressed tone, and does add some sustain with gain, which I do mess with occasionally for leads.

    If it was gone, I wouldn't miss it, but it does add a touch of versatility to the guitar IMO.
     
  6. TonyFlyingSquirrel

    TonyFlyingSquirrel Cherokee Warrior

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    Is it a circuit board based preamp, or is it something else.
    I'm just wondering if its similar to the EMG PA2, which works with passive or active pickups, or the Afterburner.
     

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