Xotic EP-Booster Pedal Ellijay 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.

Stovers Mountain Music
(706) 636-5025
Po Box 1759
Ellijay, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Curbow String Instruments
(706) 374-2873
10541 Lakewood Hwy
Morganton, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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Humbucker Inc
(706) 858-6874
751 Battlefield Pkwy
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Arts Music Shop
(229) 242-9652
5667 Emily Ln
Hahira, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Creative Warehouse Inc
(770) 331-0077
1657 Windcrest Dr Sw
Marietta, GA

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Alpha Music
(828) 835-3302
4137 E First St
Blue Ridge, GA

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

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Huthmaker Violins
(770) 476-9443
3140 Main St
Duluth, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Print Music

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Atlanta Pro Audio, Inc.
(404) 329-9494
1776 Northeast Expy Ne
Atlanta, GA
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Recording Equipment

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Alpha Music
(828) 835-3302
4137 E First St
Blue Ridge, 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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