The RC Booster offers a super transparent 20db+ clean boost with an adjustable ±15dB two band active EQ that adds a wide range of harmonic content to your ideal sound. As a clean boost, it can enhance other pedals, such as "overdrive and distortio...
In this photo of Justin Lockey's pedalboard, the third pedal from the left in the bottom row is the Xotic RC Booster Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal. This photo matches the pedalboard layout on [an Instagram photo](https://instagram.com/p/jra1oOinJw/) Lockey shared, confirming it is indeed his.more
"For the last two years, Kirk has been using a larger pedalboard that I built for him, however he was finding that with frequent trips to Europe and smaller sit-in gigs around town, that having a pedalboard with everything on it wasn't very practical to transport." - [Vertex Effects](https://www.vertexeffects.com/blog/vertex_kirk_fletcher_pedalboard).more
"The signal chain starts with a Dunlop MC404 CAE Wah into an Ernie Ball 6166 volume pedal. Next is a Wampler Ego Compressor, a Boss GE-7 Equalizer customized by Analog Man, a Visual Sound V2 Truetone Clean Boost, a Xotic Effects RC Booster, a Xotic Effects BB Preamp, and a Creation Audio Labs MK 4.23 Clean Boost."more
"I’ve been using a GigRig Pro 14 for a few years now. It’s a great switching system that allows me to have all of my pedals in front of me but I can have patches set for certain effect combinations so I only have to hit one switch. It also allows you also turn things on and off individually. It’s all true bypass so I don’t lose any tone. The pedals on the board at the moment are an RC Booster, Providence Compressor, Keeley Mod Tube Screamer, Eternity Love Pedal, Fulltone Octafuzz, MoonPhase (phaser), Arion SCH1 (chorus), Demeter Trem, Eventide Time Factor, McCoy Wah, and a GigRig Wet Box which allows me to use both sides of the Eventide Delay pedal. One side is set for my normal delays and the other side is set so that I can have Dub style delays which I can call up just by hitting a switch on and off on the GigRig Pro 14 leaving the delay trails carrying on while I’m playing another part. I switch things round every so often, always looking for new overdrives etc. I have a Providence SOV-2 which I love."more
The RC Booster offers a super transparent 20db+ clean boost with an adjustable ±15dB two band active EQ that adds a wide range of harmonic content to your ideal sound. As a clean boost, it can enhance other pedals, such as "overdrive and distortion pedals," or you can crank the gain for a "crunch" sound. But, the RC Booster is so extremley transparent that many players find they leave it on all the time. It also features true bypass for eliminating any signal interference when switched off.
I waited a long time to get a transparent boost pedal and this might not be the boost most people expect, but it dials in a specific clean sound very well. Can add a ton of Bass and Highs.
My xotic RC Booster is quite different from the original. Mine is homemade by my father and it has a different chip in it. The chip that's in the normal RC Booster has a Mosfet-preamp. Mine has a J-fet preamp which makes it a little warmer and more responsive than the normal RC Booster. I use it for a lead boost for both my Brian May and hard rock sounds. I love this thing to pieces!
Buffer, booster, eq. This pedal is a life saver when changing guitars or if the signal is weak due to long cables. There are many others that are newer and more expensive but this is one that never breaks down.
Sure you can use it as a clean boost, and it sounds great and transparent. But give it just a bit of gain and it produces a really full, compressed sounding tone that's not quite overdrive, but not quite clean. I have two overdrives and two distortions, but this little pedal surprised me. Now I'm using it as much as any of the other drives. It also does a fantastic job of goosing the overdrive and distortion pedals. Xotic is killing it with some awesome products!