Xotic EP-Booster Pedal Chehalis WA

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.

Larsen Music
(360) 740-8977
1679 S Market Blvd
Chehalis, WA

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Fandrich Piano Co. Inc.
(360) 736-7563
620 S Tower Ave
Centralia, WA
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Print Music

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North Benson Music Ctr
(425) 255-6506
17711 108Th Ave Se
Renton, WA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Mudcat Music
(360) 866-7687
3914 11Th Ave Nw
Olympia, WA

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Bill Bradley Usa
(425) 221-6175
Po Box 2109
Issaquah, WA
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Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Fandrich Piano Company, Inc.
(360) 736-7563
620 S. Tower Avenue
Centralia, WA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Great Music Co.
(360) 736-6400
1616 S Gold St Ste 4
Centralia, WA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral

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Warmoth Guitar Products Inc
(253) 845-0403
6424 112Th St E
Puyallup, WA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Blaze International
(206) 407-3775
300 Queen Anne Ave N # 118
Seattle, WA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Band Aid Music/Dba The Music Stand
(360) 528-3944
5701 Capitol Blvd Sw
Tumwater, WA
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, 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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