Xotic EP-Booster Pedal Lithia Springs 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.

B Rowe Music
(770) 948-8403
6102 Mabletn Pkwy Se
Mableton, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Dirt Cheep Music
(770) 433-0196
2415 S Cobb Dr Se
Smyrna, GA
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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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Northwest Speakers & Equip
(770) 438-0500
560 Windy Hill Rd Se
Smyrna, GA

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Atlanta Pro Percussion Inc
(770) 436-3786
2520 Spring Rd Se
Smyrna, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Print Music

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Atlanta Bass Gallery
(404) 745-9924
814 Marietta St Nw
Atlanta, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Mauldin Piano Co
(404) 344-4900
3047 Campbellton Rd Sw
Atlanta, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Dirt Cheep Music
2415 S Cobb Dr Se
Smyrna, GA
 
Atlanta Vintage Guitars
(770) 433-1891
561 Windy Hill Rd Se
Smyrna, GA

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Ponier Music
(770) 422-7766
2325 Dallas Hwy Sw
Marietta, GA
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Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, 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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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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