Xotic EP-Booster Pedal Tifton GA

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.

Davis Music Co
(229) 382-1145
325 Commerce Way
Tifton, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Barrys Main St Music
(229) 382-2333
214 Main St S
Tifton, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Print Music

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Value Music Concepts, Inc.
(770) 919-2115
825 Franklin Ct Se Ste C
Marietta, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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MusicGearFinder.com
(404) 555-5555
Atlanta, GA
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes

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Handcrafted Dulcimers
(770) 469-5529
5358 Rockbridge Rd
Stone Mountain, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Kents Music Inc
(229) 388-8001
225 Love Ave
Tifton, GA

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Southern Keyboards
(770) 953-0938
1898 Leland Drive
Marietta, GA
 
Pianos Inc
(404) 633-7100
885 Woodstock Rd
Roswell, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Guitar Center
(770) 980-9222
1901 Terrell Mill Rd. SE
Marietta, GA
 
All Star Music
(912) 233-4105
2226 Bull St
Savannah, GA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, 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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