I recently picked up an old non-master-volume big bottle amp, and thanks to suggestions in another thread (props to Greg) it appears that using a booster pedal is a path to nice tone at small-venue levels (I'm lucky to get into any venues), and for recording without police visitation.
I have a simple J201 jfet booster that looks like it was built from a kit. Sounds great to me, but has some practical limitations like the indicator light not really working, and, thanks to my clumsy soldering skills, durability concerns.
There's a GC in town that has a really good pedal inventory, and I'll probably take the amp in there and try a bunch out, but I always found that I do well to learn as much as I can prior to such an event.
Anyone care to enlighten me on these pedals? JFET vs MOSFET vs other stuff? eq? Parametric eq? Should *I* just order a kit, like the stratoblaster? Thanks in advance.