Well guys I need your help
I 've got 300 euro and I want to buy something for my pedal board.
I already use a Suhr riot distortion in a clean amp.
Now I 've got two ways
1st buy a Suhr Koko boost with 300 euro
2nd buy a TC Electronics Flashback and a TC Electronics Spark Booster with 300
If I buy the koko boost later I will buy the Flashback but not now
So I am asking
between spark booster and koko boost
which one to choose?
I've had both the Koko and Spark Booster. Both are great pedals.
The Spark is more versatile as you have the EQ and toggle for clean/mid/fat boost modes, however I sold that and kept the Koko boost as I preferred having the two seperate footswitches for boost and mid boost. Makes it easier to use live.
The Flashback is also excellent, I've got one of those on my board as well.
No experience with either booster, but can completely recommend the Flashback. Also, for an alternative clean boost, I bloody love the Visual Sound one. Great buffer (but the TC already has one) and a genuinely quality boost.
But if you need 2 footswitches for an extra kick, you'd be better off saving for the other one.
Try them both. As others have said, the Flashback is an excellent delay pedal. For what it's worth, most all TC pedals come with internal switches to go from buffered mode to true bypass, and one other mode. Makes them easy to use with other pedals/ long chains/ long ass leaders.
The real question is:
Is the KOKO worth TWICE as much as the Spark booster- to YOU. Is it worth blowing your entire 300 quid on one pedal, when you can get two excellent ones for the same price? Only you can decide that- it's your ears that have to be pleased, not ours!
For that matter, you could buy 2 Spark boosters- 1 for use as a regular boost, and one set up as a mid boost. ( also answers the question : in the front, or in the loop- yes!)
Keep your eyes open for TC specials, too. They like to run buy 2 ( or 3) pedals and get another free. Right now, I think the free one is the Vortex Flanger, but they've given away Spark boosters in the past!