Xotic EP-Booster Pedal Atlanta GA

Though butt simple, the EP-Booster could easily become an essential element on your pedalboard. Even when using moderate boost with the Gain knob less than halfway up, the EP made everything sound fatter, juicier, and well, more vibey. Cranking the EP-Booster’s Gain knob to maximum pushed all of our clean amps into thick distortion that could be easily controlled via the guitars’ volume knobs.

Boom Boom Percussion
931 Monroe Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA
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Drums & Percussion
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Atlanta Bass Gallery
(404) 745-9924
814 Marietta St Nw
Atlanta, GA
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(404) 329-9494
1776 Northeast Expy Ne
Atlanta, GA
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(404) 320-7253
1485 Northeast Expressway
Atlanta, GA
 
Earthshaking Music Inc
(404) 577-0707
543 Stokeswood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment
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Boutique Guitar Exchange
(404) 614-0345
676 N Highland Ave Ne
Atlanta, GA

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Maple St Guitars
(404) 231-5214
3199 Maple Dr Ne
Atlanta, GA
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(404) 633-7310
1600 Northeast Expy Ne
Atlanta, GA
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(404) 329-1663
1610 Northeast Expy NE
Atlanta, GA
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(404) 378-3109
113 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, GA
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Xotic EP-Booster Pedal

gp0410_gear8461Based on the preamp stage of an EP-3 Echoplex— which has been used by Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Johnson and others as a guitar-signal booster/ conditioner—the EP-Booster ($145 retail/street price N/A) is a super-compact unit (3.5" x 1.5" x 1.5") that features a discreet FET preamp with a low-output impedance that makes it well suited for driving long lengths of cable (as well as other effects) without loss of highs or signal. The unit has a quality feel and it looks cool too with its clear plastic Gain knob, blue LED on a black face plate, and buffed zinc housing. A 2.1mm adapter jack is installed for those who don’t want the trouble of removing the bottom pate to change a battery. Bass Boost and Bright switches also reside inside, and Xotic recommends using the “off” positions on both for an authentic EP-3 response.

Though butt simple, the EP-Booster could easily become an essential element on your pedalboard. Even when using moderate boost with the Gain knob less than halfway up, the EP made everything sound fatter, juicier, and well, more vibey. Cranking the EP-Booster’s Gain knob to maximum pushed all of our clean amps into thick distortion that could be easily controlled via the guitars’ volume knobs. In this mode, the boost sounded perfectly balanced with no tendencies to get shrieky or splattery—even when the EP’s Bright switch was on (which actually is a flat setting). The Bass Boost switch is also useful for making single-coil guitars sound a littler thicker and tougher. No quibbles; the EPBooster is an highly useful sonic tool and it earns an Editors’ Pick Award.

—Art Thompson

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KUDOS Makes everything sound fatter and cooler. Minimal footprint lets it fit just about anywhere.
CONCERNS None.
CONTACT xoticeffects.com

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