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TC Electronic Spark Booster Pedal

This hugely versatile booster pedal brings an enormous range of tonal options to your setup. (3) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Spark Booster is a special type of pedal. It's a pedal that will ignite your playing and kickstart your inspiration. And no matter how you decide to use it, it's a guaranteed ear-to-ear grin as soon as the first notes hit you. What starts as a "just-wanna-try-this-pedal-out"-session turns out to be a 3 hour marathon of riffs, licks and ideas, without you even noticing any time has passed - because you were too busy having fun and sounding great. That type of pedal.

Realizing Your Potential

The TC Electronic Spark Booster works wonders as an always on-type of effect - adding life, grit and compression to your sound in a way that just oozes tone and musicality. Add body, punch and warmth to pickups, drive amps to peak performance and enhance the sonic possibilities of existing sounds. Spark Booster also shines when used as a pure level boost. It's the perfect tool to prime solos, highlight parts and add another musical dimension to your amp or Overdrive/Distortion pedal - to really drive that killer solo, lick or riff home.

Spark Booster's feature set is all about you - maximizing what you already have and realizing your potential. The level knob allows you to add 26 dB of boost - it raises your volume without altering the character of your tone in any way. Spark Booster's Gain knob is perfect for adding a hint of breakup or slight compression to a clean amp.

Hear it in action with this video from TC Electronic:


The active EQ controls consist of Bass and Treble knobs - which allow you to cut and boost these frequencies. They form the perfect tone shaping tool and because they are active EQs, Spark Booster can amplify frequency areas as well, and be used to create deep, extended lows or to add beautiful top-end sparkle. Also, Spark Booster is True-bypass, guaranteeing optimal tonal integrity.

Rounding out the feature set of Spark Booster is a little toggle switch that allows for three settings. The "Clean" setting means the pedal boosts your signal equally across the frequency spectrum. The "Fat" setting fattens up sounds and adds life and punch to your sound, and allows for precise tonal shaping with the EQ and Gain knobs. The Mid-boost section provides a bump in the mids that is both musical and pronounced. It cuts through any mix with heaps of unprecedented clarity and allows you to be heard like never before.

Drive, driven full circle.
Spark Booster is the fourth entry for Overdrive/Distortion pedals in our compact pedal series, and rounds up their lineup on these type of pedal platform. Based on the runaway
success of the classic-sounding Dark Matter Distortion, the more modern voiced Roettweiler Distortion and the MojoMojo Overdrive, Spark Booster had to be the grand finale to their take on drive, distortion and boost. Simply put, they wanted to make this one truly special and in order to do so, they took inspiration from their own history.

Rooted in Tradition - Aimed at Rebellion.

Whether you are a starting guitarist or a seasoned pro, chances are you've heard of them at some point. For many this will be about their reputation in Reverbs, Delay and Modulation effects, but for guitarists who know and love their boost- and distortion greats, it will be about one of their first pedals: the TC Electronic Booster + Line Driver & Distortion. A true classic in its own right and the perfect starting point for Spark Booster. To this day, the Booster + Line Driver & Distortion is used by high-profile pros as diverse as Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Allan Holdsworth, and it is a highly sought after pedal on the used market. TC Electronic took all that made the Booster + Line Driver & Distortion so immensely popular and brought it into the 21st century. And so, Spark Booster is not a 1:1 port, nor is it a reissue or a tribute. Rather than that, Spark Booster represents a modern take on all that made the TC Electronic Booster + Line Driver & Distortion such a fantastic pedal - and the ultimate declaration of their love for amazing boost and distortion sounds, aimed squarely at guitarists that want to spark their creativity.

Features:

- 26 dB of boost.
- Level knob - drive amps even harder.
- Place after existing distortion/overdrive to enhance drive sounds.
- Add grit, life and compression to your tone.
- Add body, punch and warmth to pickups.
- Mid-boost - cut through any mix.
- Active EQ - extended low and high end.
- True bypass - optimal signal integrity.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of TC Electronic and TC-Helicon products.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 519-745-1158
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (3 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Awesome!"
Sound: Fat - Makes single coils sound rich and thick like HBClean - Simply a clean boostMid - Simply a mid boostIt does not seem to color the tone at all, just does what each setting is suppose to do quietly. Feature: Its a pedal and pretty straight forward. Its got the Gain/Level/High/Low and the mini toggle for Fat/Clean/Mid. It helps make this pedal versatile. I am not sure how well it works as a stand alone dirt pedal however due to the fact I play this particular rig at bedroom levels. Ease of Use: Very easy to use and straight forward. The pedal allows for easy battery change if you are not using a power supply which is nice. Quality: All Metal casing, knobs seem to be good quality, mini toggle feels a bit fragile so time will tell. Value: For $130 it is a steal imo. Like I said I was using a Pork Loin that run $170 as a clean boost and it does what the Pork Loin does and then some. Manufacturer Support: N/A - Gave it a 5 because it made me give a number The Wow Factor: I am still in the honeymoon phase with this pedal but it keeps blowing me away. It definitely has the Wow Factor Overall: That particular rig includes at the time of review...Strat > Boss TU-2 > Spark Drive > Flashback > Hall of Fame > 2x Fender Champ 600's.I am using the Spark Boost on the Fat setting to help with the strats ice pick bridge pups. It also helps beef up the neck/middle position without muddying everything up. On the mid setting I can get it to sound almost identical to the Way Huge Pork Loin I am using on my AC15 setup. I am a huge fan of the Pork Loin however you can save yourself $40 if your looking to use the PL as a clean boost.
Style of Music: I pretend like I know how to play the blues.
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Overall: The Spark Booster is the best boost pedal on the market. Having used countless overdrives and boost pedals, I can honestly say that for the money and overall tone options, it is a must have for serious guitar players. This pedal gives you complete control over shaping and changing the sounds of your pickups and amp. All three functions work effectively and deliver true to their labeling.For me, I mellow out the bridge pickups on my Jaguar, Stratocaster and Telecaster if the situation calls for it. I run it on Clean and use the tone knobs for humbuckers when necessary. For my Silvertone 1448, it can lessen the woody bass tones and produce some bite when striking the strings near the neck.The best thing about this pedal is that if you like your amp tone, you don't have to turn it on. If you find yourself trying to get the tone you love for recording or in different rooms, use it and you still can. It is the guitarists Leatherman. I have it. I use it. Sometimes I don't. Cannot imagine not having it on my pedalboard now. The switch feels a bit wonky. Don't jump on it. I spend $130 on take-out in a couple of weeks. I bought some groceries and got the Spark Booster. Pretty sweet deal.
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