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I love this boost.
I really love this little boost. Currently I haven't been using it as a boost, I use the xotic SP compressor more for that. However, I keep this at the end of my chain, sitting on my amp; and I keep it on all the time. It sweetens up single coil tone so well!
I use the EP Booster in the "Vintage" setting which means it rolls off a little high end and really thickens up the tone a bit, great for beefing up a clean sound or just kicking a already distorted amp just a little harder. Great pedal when you just need a bump!
edited almost 2 years ago
Bold and thick sound, bring back your stored drives, this might be what they needed it.
There are many ways to describe this pedal... Bold and thick sound, but has some drive sparkle that produces a nice and classic overdrive when is all the way turned on. I'm playing with this one since two weeks ago and it helped to refresh my pedalboard signal.
As my only amp is the Vox AC15C1, which is not cleanest at all, I'm using the EP Booster directly from the amp input by using a patch cable, then I plugged a long feet cable to the last pedal in my effects chain (right now the Empress Echosystem), and by this way I'm getting a good sound from the AC15C1, as I'm not having a transparent tone but I'm not feeling losing dynamics as I usually do because the guitar cables that I'm currently using.
Other uses can be put in the last spot in the chain to bring a boosted sound in the general sound (recommended for clean amps and transistor amps) and the common using in the first spot of the signal chain,
I'm just missing trying the Ep Booster into the Ibanez TS Mini, and some tries with the Dyna Comp but I suppose that the EP Booster will bring low frequencies into the TS Mini so it will feel and sound thicker (as I did this with a borrowed Fulltone Full Drive 2 ending in this result).
If you are going to dismiss a thin sounding drive pedal, you might want to try the EP booster along with any drive and listen to the result.
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It is simple to use and effective at fattening up the sound while remaining articulate, open and fun to play. It is not a totally clean boost, which becomes apparent when turning it up. Then it adds more of its own gain structure. It loves being boosted too, and combined with an other booster or od-pedal it gets more compressed and feels a bit like a vintage and fat low gain fuzz. Internal dip switches helps tilting the eq from a low end emphasis to a more mid-focused sound or somewhere in between. This helps tailoring it to the pedals around it and the instrument you play. Sounds great on bass too.
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Boost Pedal for Electric Guitar, with 20dB Range
- Provides up to +20dB of boost