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Title: PedalPCB Mercurial Boost
Post by: peccary on May 09, 2021, 11:36:41 AM
I finished this one yesterday morning and it may be one of my favorites already. It's a clone of the Catalanbread Varioboost.

I have been able to pull sounds out of my precision bass that I've never heard from it before. If I ever end up getting the band back together I could see having a couple of these for different songs. It's just so good at sculpting a base tone that it may be actually be one of those "always on" pedals I've heard about but never thought would be something I'd have.

Anyways, I'd highly recommend this one. It's an easy build without any hard to find parts and relatively few components, so it's a good one for rookies as well, I'd say.

Title: Re: PedalPCB Mercurial Boost
Post by: Thewintersoldier on May 09, 2021, 11:43:18 AM
Killer Queen dude.
Title: Re: PedalPCB Mercurial Boost
Post by: peccary on May 09, 2021, 11:44:13 AM
Killer Queen dude.

Dynamite with a laser beam.
Title: Re: PedalPCB Mercurial Boost
Post by: jjjimi84 on May 09, 2021, 01:54:21 PM
Its blowing my mind! Nice work sir!
Title: Re: PedalPCB Mercurial Boost
Post by: jimilee on May 09, 2021, 05:08:30 PM
Very clean indeed.


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Title: Re: PedalPCB Mercurial Boost
Post by: Ben N on May 10, 2021, 06:30:22 AM
Ditto! I built one, and it's absolutely the handiest thing to have on your pedalboard for a tailored lead boost. I built mine in a 1590B, but I'm planning on rehousing it possibly in a 1590BB along with an extra footswitch in for a built-in Juggler with FX loop, so I can switch it on the fly from post distortion (like I have it now) to pre-distortion, where it can really kick your dirt up a notch with a mid or pseudo-treble boost.
Title: Re: PedalPCB Mercurial Boost
Post by: matmosphere on May 10, 2021, 08:39:22 AM
Very cool stuff!