Xotic EP-Booster Pedal Bentonville AR

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.

Janet Davis Music Co
(479) 855-0700
13026 Highway 71 N
Bentonville, AR

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The Ivory Palace
(479) 273-2600
1380 Westpark Dr
Bentonville, AR
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral

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Ben Jacks Arkansas Music
(479) 464-4847
1210 Se Walton Blvd
Bentonville, AR
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Keyboards Unlimited
(501) 444-9986
244 Carver Dr
Springdale, AR
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Print Music

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Ben Jack's Arkansas Music
(479) 442-7021
719 North Drake Street
Fayetteville, AR
 
Ben Jack's Arkansas Music
(479) 464-4847
1210 S.E. Walton Blvd.
Bentonville, AR
 
Mustard Seed
(479) 253-7484
8Y1 Se G St
Bentonville, AR
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Sound Investments Inc
(479) 968-8879
Pob 310
Rogers, AR
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Sigler Music Center
(479) 751-5961
4401 S Thompson St
Springdale, AR
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Blue Moon Music Inc
(479) 521-8163
3107 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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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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