Xotic EP-Booster Pedal New Bern NC

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.

Fuller Music House Inc
(252) 638-2811
Po Box 1147
New Bern, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Woodson Music Co
(252) 447-7179
Po Box 321
Havelock, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement

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The Baroque Trumpet Shop
(252) 636-0476
724 Pollock St
New Bern, NC
 
One Stop Music Shop
(252) 665-3769
210 Vandemere Rd Ste A
Bayboro, NC
 
Killoughs Music Inc
(828) 652-9077
104 S Main St
Marion, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Duncanson Music
(937) 393-1412
151 N Mitchell Way
Havelock, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Guitars Etc
(252) 447-1501
341 W Main St
Havelock, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Fullers Music House
(252) 638-2811
2310 Trent Rd
New Bern, NC
 
One Stop Music Shop
(252) 665-3769
10008 Nc Highway 304
Bayboro, NC
 
Green Music Co
(828) 837-5914
758 Old Ranger Rd
Murphy, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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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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