Xotic EP-Booster Pedal South Hadley MA

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.

Gerrys Music Shop Inc
(413) 534-7402
80 Lamb St
South Hadley, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Lucchesi Vintage Inst
(413) 532-8819
108 Cottage St
Easthampton, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Jcs Mojo Music
(413) 203-1660
46 Union St
Easthampton, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Cmc Music Room
(413) 527-2755
3 Clark Ln
Easthampton, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Music World
(413) 783-8340
153 Boston Rd
Springfield, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Piano & Organ Warehouse
(413) 364-6391
118 Shepherd St
Chicopee, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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Downtown Sounds
(413) 586-0998
21 Pleasant St.
Northampton, MA
 
Rhythm Section Music Shop
(413) 527-4646
24 Cottage St
Easthampton, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Downtown Sounds
(413) 586-0998
21 Pleasant St
Northampton, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Repairs : Yes
Hours
M: 9:30-6
Tue: 9:30-6
W: 9:30-6
Th: 9:30-8
F: 9:30-6
Sat: 10:00-5:30
Sun: 12:00-5:00

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Music Cellar
(413) 747-0339
103 Cataumet Ln
West Springfield, MA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Print Music

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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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