Xotic EP-Booster Pedal Calhoun 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.

Gilreath Piano/Organ Co
(706) 629-3063
223 W Belmont Dr
Calhoun, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Print Music

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Stephens Music Co
(706) 629-5500
1115 S Wall St
Calhoun, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Bigham Discount Music
(706) 226-3651
409 N Glenwood Ave
Dalton, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Masons Music Mart
(706) 278-2644
2525 E Walnut Ave
Dalton, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Southern Keyboards
(770) 953-0938
1898 Leland Drive
Marietta, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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Petes Music City
(706) 629-4463
115 S Wall St
Calhoun, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Music Factory
(706) 226-1313
118 W Crawford St
Dalton, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment

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North Georgia Music
(706) 517-1496
501 S 5Th Ave
Chatsworth, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Allan Gilreath & Associates
(706) 602-7667
405 Belwood Rd Se Ste 5
Calhoun, GA
 
Value Music Concepts, Inc.
(770) 919-2115
825 Franklin Ct Se Ste C
Marietta, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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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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