Of all the Powerbooster clones out there, I find this to be the most authentic sounding, with much of the same character and mojo as the original. Bedroom setups: 6/10 Gilmour tones: Ob C, DSot M, WYWH, Animals, DG 78, Wall, FC Gilmourish.
Transparent and mids scooped and on the other side of the spectrum, compressed and mids boosted.The transparent and mids scooped models were originally designed in the late 60s and early 70s to drive large tube stacks into distortion.Big Muffs often sound better with a transparent booster placed after it, set for a very mild boost and EQ enhancement.David often does this with either a Muff and Powerbooster or Tube Driver.In other words, knowing what amp you have, is crucial for understanding how overdrive and distortion pedals works and ultimately sound.
Read more about how to choose the right pedal for your amp here.It sounds huge, with tons of headroom and a massive low end.You can easily crank it up for smooth almost fuzz-like tones and the powerful 2-band EQ makes it easy to tailor the tones to match your amp and guitar.Do yourself a favour when you’re buying gain effects and ask yourself these questions: How will I be using the pedal – stage or rehearsal, studio or bedroom? Will I be using two or more gain pedals at the same time?Overdrive and distortion pedals can be divided in two categories.As can distortion pedals like the Rat and similar, like the Buffalo Evolution, Top Tone G2 etc. David’s Colorsound Powerboost/ Cornish ST-2 (1972-1983) and Chandler/BK Tube Driver (1993-present) are typical vintage style boosters/overdrives with a classic bright, mids scooped tone similar to the early Marshalls.