Boost and overdrive pedals were originally designed to push tube amps of the day into bluesy breakup and tube saturation that simply cranking the amps to full volume couldn't achieve.
This was, of course, before the advent of master volume controls and high-gain amps - many of those classic rock tones you know and love were achieved with help from boost or overdrive pedals.
Boost pedals such as the Raygun FX Vintage Booster push the front of the amp with extra decibels of clean gain, which tends to act like a volume boost until you really push things.
Overdrive pedals are designed to saturate the power tubes for more grit and breakup than a boost pedal - although the difference between boost and overdrive pedals is a bit murky. Some, such as the Stompnorth Midgie Booster Overdriveoccupy both camps.
The Bleak District Tapescape is one of the best delay and ambience style pedals ever invented. The controls are all intuitive but highly flexible, the sounds are rich and detailed, the modulation can go from dreamy to nightmarish very quickly, and all of that inside a small footprint with a low power requirement. It's difficult to get a bad sound out of it, honestly.
Add in that Boost shipped it out quickly and it arrived with a nice note written on the invoice, is there anything else you could ask for? Definitely will be buying more from both Boost and Bleak District in future.
I ordered a set of strings from Boost, that did not initially turn up. After contacting Boost via the website they immediately sent out another set (no questions asked). Both sets arrived a few days later (Thanks Royal Mail!). Boost were prompt in dealing with the issue (gave) me a set of strings and got things sorted out. Highly recommend you use these guys.
I didn’t know that particular manufacturer from Italy, but I definitely recommend their "Vintage Vibe”. It’s simple, intuitive, it looks awesome, the build quality seems impeccable, and most importantly, it sounds fantastic.
Really loving the range of organic tape sounds from the tapescape. Great build quality and a world of wobbly good times. Instant atmosphere as soon as you turn it in. Great small company from the UK, worth every penny