Xotic EP-Booster Pedal Oneonta NY

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.

Eighth Note Music
(607) 432-0344
10 South M St
Oneonta, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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John Keal Music
(518) 482-4405
819 Livingston Ave
Albany, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Huntington Bay Music
(631) 271-8369
288 New York Ave
Huntington, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Topp Brass Music Inc
(631) 226-1401
505 W Montauk Hwy
Lindenhurst, NY

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Wilcox Music Center
(585) 335-8234
Po Box 100
Dansville, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Walton Music House
(607) 865-5670
153 North Street
Walton, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
We repair band instruments, orchestra instruments and guitars.
Hours
Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30PM
Saturday morning 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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Macys Pianos
(212) 268-7266
151 W 34Th St
New York, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Enchanted Mountain Music Llc
(716) 373-6556
1936 Windfall Rd
Olean, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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Rossi Music Ctr
(585) 394-1191
County Rd 10
Canandaigua, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Loud Joy
(516) 763-9249
17 S Village Ave
Rockville Centre, NY

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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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