Only ever tried the Badgerplex and the Clinch clone that I made. Never tried the others, so I can't say.harddriver wrote: ↑Mon Nov 07, 2022 5:34 am I always found my EP-PRE's sounds better and more composed when either at or just barely above unity gain and then use the Boss or MXR EQ pedal to boost maybe 5/6DB with a kinda of flatter EQ curve cutting the low end seems to do a better Ed than 9-18DB of 800hz like you see in the tour pics.
The EP3 circuit wasn't designed to really boost alot IMHO, I always pretty much use them as if they were an actual EP3 echoplex mainly for the phase coloring of the tone. I think people got carried away with making it some kind of supreme boost pedal.
I'd like to hear that same clip set without the fat boost on. It's really emphasizing the low end and it's not really Ed like I think it's affecting the tone of the amp in a negative way even though you feel you are getting extra boost from it. I'd add an EQ pedal to the mix and see what you get. Actually that FW pickup is fat enough and the fat boost is only making things worse in the tubby zone. If you cut some lows and ran a flat mids slight boost you might find that serves you better than using the fat boost on the EP3 pedal....
My clone just engages a capacitor in the FAT position, and boosts 6dB above unity.. so you can't even define it as a "boost" per se.
But that capacitor is draining off highs to ground, so that's where the low-end is coming from.