Xotic EP-Booster Pedal Somerset KY

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.

Audio One Music
(606) 676-9031
1340 S Highway 27
Somerset, KY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Weddle Tech Aka Audio One
(606) 676-9031
1340 S Highway 27 Ste D
Somerset, KY
 
Eads Music & Supply
(859) 498-0818
Po Box 729
Mount Sterling, KY
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Johnnys Music Shop
(606) 256-5075
150 Quarry St
Mount Vernon, KY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Maschinots Music
(859) 261-7625
459 Gilbert Ridge Rd
Alexandria, KY
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion

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Melody Music
(606) 679-1088
511 Ogden St
Somerset, KY
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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Earl Brooks Piano & Music Center, Lcc
(606) 677-0011
1424 S Highway 27
Somerset, KY
 
Don Wilson Music Of Louisville
(502) 394-0224
215 S Hurstbourne Pkwy
Louisville, KY
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Doo Wop Shop
(502) 456-5250
1587 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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Back Street Music
(270) 821-7274
1225 S Main St
Madisonville, KY

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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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