The BBE Boosta Grande, a Guitar Player Editor's Pick, is now even better with a compact chassis to conserve space on your pedal board. A clean boost pedal does nothing but pile on gain, right? Well, some do, but that doesn't create the experience players want. Yes, added gain will push the amp's front end tubes harder, creating more of the amp's own harmonics. But that alone can make the amp seem too bright, sacrificing the tonal balance in the process.
Boosta Grande is called a "transparent clean boost" because it doesn't change the tonal balance of the amp, even with Boosta's max gain of +20dB slamming those tubes. To achieve a transparent boost experience, Boosta Grande mildly rolls off some top end, starting at about 1kHz, so that when the amp's front end is driven harder with gain, the additional upper harmonics generated by the tubes aren't excessive. Boosta Grande's mission to preserve the tonal balance or amps ends with careful post-EQ, but it starts by preserving the tone of your guitar.
Boosta Grande's 1MEG Ohms input is similar to the front end of a good Marshall or other premium tube amp, welcoming your guitar's signal with wide-open arms, not loading down your pickups. In the middle of things, you can count on Boosta's 1% metal-film resistors for consistent tone and a rugged mil-spec circuit board for tour-proven reliability. When the Boosta isn't engaged, a properly engineered true hardwire bypass means signal passes entirely around the circuit, from input jack to output jack without a hint of loading. When a transparent boost is the experience you're after, get a Boosta Grande and let your amp's tubes sing their song mas grande.
- Up to +20dB of transparent clean boost
- 1MEG Ohms input impedance
- for proper pickup loading
- 1K Ohms output impedance
- when engaged
- 1% metal-film resistors for consistency
- High-voltage poly caps for better tone
- Military-spec circuit board for reliability
- Blue status LED for high visibility
- and low power consumption
- Easy access battery compartment
- True hardwire bypass
- 5-year warranty
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