Xotic EP-Booster Pedal Rowlett TX

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.

Larry Morgan Music
(972) 864-8584
3526 Lakeview Pkwy
Rowlett, TX
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Zoo Music Ii
(972) 272-8077
514 S Garland Ave
Garland, TX

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Jimmy Wallace Guitars
(972) 740-9925
3622 Shoreside Dr
Garland, TX
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Print Music

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Garland Piano Co
(972) 278-9312
2027 15Th St
Garland, TX
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Acoustic Piano

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Lone Star Percussion
(214) 340-0835
10611 Control Pl
Dallas, TX
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Drums & Percussion

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Lone Star Guitars & Music
(972) 475-5969
8013 Pickard Dr
Rowlett, TX

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Sound Southwest
(972) 226-3069
3622 Shoreside Dr
Garland, TX
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Music Store
(972) 686-2263
1311 Plaza Dr
Garland, TX
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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The Music Shop At Rockwall
(972) 722-8406
457 E Interstate 30
Rockwall, TX

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Dallas Melody Etc
(972) 235-0880
205 W Main St
Richardson, TX
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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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