Xotic EP-Booster Pedal North Royalton OH

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.

Royalton Music Center
(440) 237-9400
6552 Royalton Rd
North Royalton, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
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Instrument Rental: Yes
Website Sales: Yes
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Lessons: Yes
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Musicians Heaven
(440) 885-9551
10300 Royalton Rd
North Royalton, OH
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Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Bruno Brothers Music
(440) 238-5588
14308 Pearl Rd.
Strongsville, OH

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Music Workshop Inc
(440) 238-9175
11067 Prospect Rd
Strongsville, OH
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Print Music

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Don Richards Piano & Organ
(440) 886-5100
5592 Ridge Rd
Cleveland, OH
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Print Music

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Edinger Guitars
(440) 888-4730
3753 W Sprague Rd
Cleveland, OH
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Music Co,The
(216) 228-8944
8560 Countryview Dr
Broadview Heights, OH
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Bruno Bros Music
(440) 572-1121
14338 Pearl Rd
Strongsville, OH
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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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Midway Music
(330) 278-2546
1708 Jacklin Dr
Hinckley, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion

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Timeless Guitars
(440) 888-6116
5356 Pearl Rd
Cleveland, OH
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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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