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Posted: 11 Jan 06, 23:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anybody have any suggestions for a good treble booster similar to the Dallas Rangemaster of the sixties? Something that would give me something similar to Brian May's sound? I looked into Greg Fryer's boosters, but I really don't have the cash to pay $300 for a treble booster, of all things. Apparently Mr. Fryer's service, support, and quality are second to none, but I really don't have the money.


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Posted: 12 Jan 06, 00:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you are interested in DIY try here http://www.tonepad.com/project.asp?id=39


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Posted: 12 Jan 06, 00:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would love to DIY, but it seems complicated. How much money does cost, do you figure? I'd be willing to learn.


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Posted: 12 Jan 06, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

click on this link www.projectguitarparts.co.uk/pages/electronics.htm and scroll down until you come to the Burford Sonic Ranger, its a copy of the Rangemaster.


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Posted: 12 Jan 06, 17:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hear a bunch of talk on treble boosters driving tubes, but would they also have an effect on solid state amplifiers as well?


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Posted: 12 Jan 06, 18:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Music Man wrote:

I hear a bunch of talk on treble boosters driving tubes, but would they also have an effect on solid state amplifiers as well?


Won't be the same.
Part of the sound came from driving the power tubes.
Distortion in SS amps is done in the preamp and in tube/valve amps distortion/overdrive comes from the preamp and the power amp.
If you're talking solid state you might want to look at amp modelling.


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Posted: 13 Jan 06, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have the Pete Cornish TB-83, and now i want a Fryer Treble Booster plus, but you can only get them in Australia where Greg Fryer lives so it will be hard to get one.
The Fryer Plus is to nail the fatter sustained sound of Brain's 1976-79 sound
really want one!
The Rangemasters suck, they are very noisy and unreliable and don't overdrive the Vox AC30 enough in my opinion.


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Posted: 13 Jan 06, 08:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 14 Jan 06, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yep, just cant understand Brian's barre-chord variations


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Posted: 14 Jan 06, 11:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Johnny Knoxville wrote:

I have the Pete Cornish TB-83, and now i want a Fryer Treble Booster plus, but you can only get them in Australia where Greg Fryer lives so it will be hard to get one.
The Fryer Plus is to nail the fatter sustained sound of Brain's 1976-79 sound
really want one!
The Rangemasters suck, they are very noisy and unreliable and don't overdrive the Vox AC30 enough in my opinion.


You are quite obviously dripping with money. Why don't you just hire Brian to play for you and be done with it?

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Posted: 14 Jan 06, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fireplace wrote:

Johnny Knoxville wrote:

I have the Pete Cornish TB-83, and now i want a Fryer Treble Booster plus, but you can only get them in Australia where Greg Fryer lives so it will be hard to get one.
The Fryer Plus is to nail the fatter sustained sound of Brain's 1976-79 sound
really want one!
The Rangemasters suck, they are very noisy and unreliable and don't overdrive the Vox AC30 enough in my opinion.


You are quite obviously dripping with money. Why don't you just hire Brian to play for you and be done with it?


That's what I was thinking. When I was 14 I was happy to get a Nintendo 64 (or whatever they had then), and that was one of the most expensive things I owned. Shit, I can't even afford a single AC30 now.


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Posted: 14 Jan 06, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Johnny Knoxville wrote:

yep, just cant understand Brian's barre-chord variations


What do you mean? I don't think Brian May was very complicated in this area.


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Posted: 14 Jan 06, 22:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wouldn't a Tube Screamer be close enough?