Xotic EP-Booster Pedal Westerville OH

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.

Uptown Strings Llc
(614) 794-2183
23 E College Ave
Westerville, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion

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Jerry Loos Guitar Training Center
(614) 428-9486
3314 Morse Rd Ste 209
Columbus, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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Guitar Center
(614) 436-2600
4661 Morse Centre Drive
Columbus, OH
 
Bluer Music
(423) 238-8030
5403 Grand Cresent Dr
Galena, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Colonial Music Inc
(614) 880-1000
5598 N High St
Columbus, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Colonial Music And Arts
(614) 891-9008
43 N State St
Westerville, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Graves Piano And Organ Inc.
(614) 847-4322
5798 Karl Rd
Columbus, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Print Music

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Sam Ash Music Stores
(614) 436-3936
1690 Morse Road
Columbus, OH
 
Sugar Creek Music Co
(614) 476-9060
83 Granville St
Gahanna, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Columbus Piano
(614) 436-2246
6493 Proprietors Rd
Worthington, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano

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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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