Xotic EP-Booster Pedal Dearborn Heights MI

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.

Anderson Music Co.
(313) 278-0100
650 N Telegraph Rd
Dearborn, MI

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Marshall Music
(313) 383-5560
6500 Allen Rd
Allen Park, MI
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Wonderland Music
(248) 344-1111
13519 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI

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Metro Music
(313) 271-5110
8647 Southfield Fwy
Detroit, MI
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Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Victor Music Studio
(934) 722-9050
2146 S Wayne Rd
Westland, MI
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Dlp Music & Repair Shop
(313) 278-3434
Po Box 497
Dearborn Heights, MI
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Discount Music & Variety
(248) 332-4045
14615 Telegraph Rd
Redford, MI
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Hewitts Music Inc
(313) 846-8850
13936 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Print Music

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Drum House
(313) 531-6100
25401 5 Mile Rd
Redford, MI
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Drums & Percussion

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Loos Music
(734) 287-4480
23000 Eureka Rd
Taylor, MI

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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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