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is the TC Electronic Classic Booster + Distortion (reissue) as good as the original? Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 14th September 2011
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is the TC Electronic Classic Booster + Distortion (reissue) as good as the original?

Anyone know how the recent reissue of the TC Electronic Classic Booster + Distortion sounds compared to the original (Booster Line Driver Distortion)?

I remember hearing somewhere they're "very different pedals", but I've seen a few posts on the internet floating around with people claiming they sound identical, and the reissue may even sound better.

I have an option to pick up the BLD from $125-170 used (kinda beat up, gotta do some minor fixes) or I could just get a brand new reissue for $200. Any difference?

Original: http://files.effectsdatabase.com/gea...ic_bld_001.jpg

Reissue: http://cachepe.zzounds.com/media/fit...db81659ea1.jpg
Old 14th September 2011
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Anybody know? I'm right on the edge of buying one but I'm conflicted!
Old 14th September 2011
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Anybody know? I'm right on the edge of buying one but I'm conflicted!
I have an even older one I'm not using anymore if you're interested. Its a really nice boost, brings out some interesting harmonics.

The version I have is just a high/low boost and cut, and a volume.

I believe meshuggah and a few other bands used to use these.

As far as the original you posted I haven't seen or used one like that before.

Best of luck!
Old 15th September 2011
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I have an even older one I'm not using anymore if you're interested. Its a really nice boost, brings out some interesting harmonics.

The version I have is just a high/low boost and cut, and a volume.

I believe meshuggah and a few other bands used to use these.

As far as the original you posted I haven't seen or used one like that before.

Best of luck!
Haven't used the reissue either? And thanks dude, but I think I'm gonna go for one of these... probably the reissue if it sounds the same...
Old 16th September 2011
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BUMP! somebody's gotta know...
Old 16th September 2011
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Originally Posted by mmahan40 View Post
I have an even older one I'm not using anymore if you're interested. Its a really nice boost, brings out some interesting harmonics.

The version I have is just a high/low boost and cut, and a volume.

I believe meshuggah and a few other bands used to use these.

As far as the original you posted I haven't seen or used one like that before.

Best of luck!
So it's not the "booster/dist" but the "preamp". I have both, totally different pedals. One is a clean boost/light dist and the other is a straight preamp with bass and treble controls.

Allan Holdsworth uses the booster/dist and Fredrik Thordendal uses the preamp.

Booster/dist :



Preamp :

Old 16th September 2011
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So it's not the "booster/dist" but the "preamp". I have both, totally different pedals. One is a clean boost/light dist and the other is a straight preamp with bass and treble controls.

Allan Holdsworth uses the booster/dist and Fredrik Thordendal uses the preamp.

Booster/dist :



Preamp :

Yes you are right, thanks for correcting me!
Old 16th September 2011
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Jack, never heard anything about the reissue?

How do you like your BLD?
Old 19th September 2011
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Old 20th September 2011
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Jack, never heard anything about the reissue?

How do you like your BLD?
I never heard the reissue. I love my old BLD. It works especially well to boost old Marshalls. I never use the dist side, only the clean boost.
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