Xotic EP-Booster Pedal Lawrence MA

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.

Da Bider Music Co
(978) 686-2898
33 S Broadway
Lawrence, MA

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E&J Music
(978) 470-3073
5 Lowell St A
Andover, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Londonderry Piano & Organ Studios
(603) 898-9910
517 S Broad St
Salem, NH
 
Music Workshop Of Salem In
(603) 893-1544
353 S Broadway
Salem, NH
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Guitar and Band instrument repairs and service
Hours
Monday-Friday 10:00am-7:0pm
Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm

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Londonderry Piano
(603) 898-9910
20 North Broadway
Salem, NH
 
Guitar Garage
(978) 682-9630
4 Hampshire St
Methuen, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Haverhill Music Ctr
(978) 372-9552
2 Washington St
Haverhill, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Londonderry Organ & Piano
(603) 898-9910
20 N Broadway
Salem, NH

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Daddys Junky Music Stores
(603) 893-6635
373 S Broadway
Salem, NH
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Dyson Piano-Organ
(978) 453-3824
Rr 110
Dracut, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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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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