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Rating and Reviews: Xotic EP Booster Clean

Featuring a discrete FET design, this pedal can deliver up to +20dB of boost packed with shimmering, full-bodied tone like the original Echoplex preamp!

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"There's some kind of "secret sauce" in this thing!" submitted October 5, 2016

By Tom K in Boston Metro West, MA
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Musical Background: Part-time pro; been playing since 1960.
Music Style: Jazz/Pop/Old-fart Rock
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Overall: I'm not a pedal guy. All I wanted was a stand-alone noiseless clean boost of about 6db for solos while playing rock/pop through a clean single-channel SS jazz amp. This gives me that ... and more! There's some kind of "secret sauce" in this thing - I guess it's the tubey EchoPlex pre-amp emulation - that makes my semi-hollow with medium-output humbuckers come alive. It sounds not only louder but also richer, punchier, and somehow more 3-dimensional. It's also dead quiet whether on or off. I'm setting mine on about 11 O'Clock as a solo boost, but I can see why some people want to always leave it on set at unity gain; I bet it would subtly juice up a Tele or a Strat really nicely. Notes: I have the DIP switches set at 1=Off, 2=On; I'm using a Dunlop 18v AC adapter to get the best performance out of this little gem.
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"Wow....." submitted November 4, 2017

By Fred L in Winter Garden, FL
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Musical Background: Professional
Music Style: country rock, classic rock, blues, R&B
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Overall: I bought this to boost my cleans on guitar and for grins I tried it on my 5 string active bass just to push a little more while i'm in the top end of it. Can't say enough great things about this, it definitely has some magic to it. Only drawback, on an acoustic it tends to be a little "Boomy" but I was able to control it. Definitely worth the money, simple and has a lot of applications.
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