Xotic EP-Booster Pedal West Lafayette IN

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.

Klaverenga Guitar & Piano Stu
(765) 742-6336
521 Main St
Lafayette, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Repairs : Yes
Hours
Monday - Thursday 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM

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Northside Music Co.
(765) 423-2323
1008 South St
Lafayette, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Organs

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Mcguire Music
(765) 474-2942
11 Sagamore Pkwy S
Lafayette, IN
 
Wabash Music & Recording Stud
(765) 361-1857
203 E Main St
Crawfordsville, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Music Today
(765) 644-3361
1325 Meridian St
Anderson, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Pazera'S Music
(765) 446-8919
1000 Sagamore Pkwy N
La Fayette, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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Klaverenga Guitar & Piano
(765) 742-6336
521 Main St
Lafayette, IN
 
Northside Music Co
(765) 459-5540
1008 S Main St
Kokomo, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano

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Mfi - Woodwind / Brasswind
(800) 348-5003
4004 Technology Dr
South Bend, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Mr. Music, Inc.
(260) 483-8230
3535 N Anthony Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion

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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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