Fryer Sound Ltd Brian May Treble Booster Review

brian-may-treble-boosterThese three treble boosters produced by Fryer Sound do more than just recreate Brian May’s signature tones and sounds.  There are a number of May products out there, but the Fryer’s set of boosters are very accurate and make the May tones available to just about anyone.  These treble boosters are very affordable, too, and the effects are great, at least when used with the Red Special guitar, May’s signature instrument (which was, incidentally, made by Fryer).

The May boosters are available in three models: Deluxe, Touring, and Plus.  They’re color-coded for easy recognition, and each is quite simple to use.  They’re battery-powered, so there’s no need to deal with cords.  All three of them are quite clear and provide great sound.  The Deluxe version focuses on May’s tones from the mid-seventies, while the Plus features less gain and more harmonic overdrives.  Finally, the Touring version is similar to the Deluxe but features the least amount of gain.

Overall, any of these three boosters will allow you to recreate some of May’s signature sounds.  Note that they do not mask any subtleties, so that means any mistakes you make will be quite clear.  If you’re looking for a great treble boost that is very simple to use and doesn’t cost a lot, take a look at the May line.  You’ll get great performance and at least 500 hours of use out of these.  As for which of the three you need, that all depends on what tones you want.

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The Naga Viper is a booster that lives in the grand old tradition of the Dallas Range master Treble-Booster. The original Range master has been used by many influential British guitarists including Tony Iommi, Brian May, Marc Bolan, and KK Downing and Glen Tipton of Judas Priest. These guitarists, while completely unique in their styles, share the Range master as the secret of boosting their cranked British tube amps into a juicy, harmonic-laden rock tone that always cuts through the mix and is ultimately proto-metal.

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The Naga Viper is a booster in the grand old tradition of the Dallas Rangemaster "Treble-Booster". The Rangemaster has been used by many influential British guitarists including Tony Iommi, Brian May, Marc Bolan, and KK Downing and Glen Tipton of Judas Priest. These guitarists, while completely unique in their styles, share the Rangemaster secret of boosting their cranked tube amps into a juicy, harmonic-laden rock tone that always cuts through the mix. The Naga Viper is our version of this famous circuit and it enhances the classic circuit with the addition of two extra controls - Range and Heat. The original Rangemaster had just one control - Boost. The Range knob is a continuous control allows you to go from classic treble-boost to a full-range boost and anywhere in-between. The original could only function as a "treble-booster". The Heat knob gives you control over the gain level, unlike the original which was fixed at maximum gain.

March 19, 2009
Posted in Guitar Effects,Product Demos — anthony @ 8:13 am

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