Xotic EP-Booster Pedal Kailua HI

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.

Coconut Grove Music
(808) 262-9977
418 Kuulei Rd
Kailua, HI
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Custom Audio, Inc.
(808) 235-5303
46-012 Alaloa St
Kaneohe, HI

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Creative Sound & Lighting Systems
(808) 236-2766
46-003 Alaloa Street
Kaneohe, HI
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Sound Reinforcement, DJ Equipment
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Mon-Fri 10am - 7pm
Sat 10am - 3pm

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Tapestry Karaoke & Sound
(808) 988-3078
3263 Manoa Rd
Honolulu, HI
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Recording Equipment

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Piano Planet
(808) 537-3373
560 N Nimitz Hwy
Honolulu, HI
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Print Music
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Instrument Rental: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Factory Authorized Digital Piano Repair
Also available, acoustic piano tuning and repair.
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Open 7 Days

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Four Strings Ukulele Studio
(808) 236-4232
46 022 Alaloa St 208
Kaneohe, HI
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Downtown Sound
(808) 218-3161
Po Box 1009
Kaneohe, HI
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Digital Piano, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Ukuleles Hawaii
(808) 395-4633
7327 Kauhako St
Honolulu, HI

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(808) 537-3373
560 North Nimitz Highway
Honolulu, HI
 
Rolling Thunder Drum Shoppe
(808) 595-7204
3064 Polohinano Pl
Honolulu, HI
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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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