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Pigtronix Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal 

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The Pigtronix Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal will fatten up and boost anything you feed it. The deceptively simple design uses discreet transisto...Click To Read More About This Product

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A preamp that delivers up to 20db of clean boost for both instrument and line level signals.

The Pigtronix Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal will fatten up and boost anything you feed it. The deceptively simple design uses discreet transistors in a single-ended œClass A configuration to achieve the warmest possible tone. This remarkable preamp can deliver up to 20db of clean boost and remains effective with both instrument and line level signals.

Superior signal to noise performance allows you to put the Class A Boost anywhere in your pedal chain. It can add punch and extra output to a classic overdrive sound and is able to push distortion pedals into extremely aggressive crunch land. Class A Boost is also ideal for hitting the front end of a tube amp to achieve an added layer of sweetness and fat tone.

This pedal runs fine on 9 volts but ships with an 18 volt adapter for superior headroom and maximum punch. Make your sound 1 louder with this handsomely dressed, J-FET masterpiece from Pigtronix.

FEATURES
  • Discreet œClass A single ended audio path
  • 20Hz - 20KHz frequency response
  • 18VDC 300mA supply included
  • Circuit Design by Howard Davis

Kick in added volume and fatness whenever you want. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Max input before overdrive clipping: 3.3V p-p
    Max output before clipping: 8.0V p-p
    Gain range: 0 to 10.5
    Chassis Size = 2.4" x 4.4" x 1"
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PigtronixClass A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Compact (5)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

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5.0

Perfect boost!

By Rick

from Felton, PA

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • NONE!

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Pigtronix Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

Without a doubt, this is the best Boost pedal I've used. When it's set at 12:00 it's at unity gain ( no change in volume). Dial it back and you can lower the volume. Turn it up and it's louder. One knob, real simple. It's got a huge amount of gain if you want it. All I do is barely move it from 12:00 and it gives me the same tone but louder. Perfect for boosting a clean lead without distortion. Obviously, it will also boost any type of lead, but it's tough to find a pedal that will keep your sound clean, your tone pure, and not cause a lot of noise and distortion. It will also push the front end of your amp into distortion if you want. Just turn it up more. When I first tried it, I used the included 18 volt adaptor. It seemed to add quite a bit of noise and I almost packed it up to return it. Then I tried plugging it in to the Voodoo a power supply on my effects board. Night an day difference. No noise, just Boost. It's staying on my board!
I'm 56, started playing at 9, and played in bands from my 20's -40's. Not much interest in the bar/ club scene these days. I still play in my home studio and occasionally out live. I don't often write reviews, but this deserves it. Great job Pigtronix!

 
5.0

Huge improvement over my prior boost

By Brian

from Omaha, NE

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Pigtronix Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

    After using another brand of boost for a long time, I nabbed one of these on the stupid deal. I wasn't sure it would improve much, but it certainly came across a lot cleaner, even at full boost. My leads sing now, and I couldn't be happier with the ease of setting it.

     
    5.0

    Class A boost. NICE.

    By Rockerduck

    from Marietta, Ga.

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Pigtronix Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I've owned several boost pedals and this one tops my list. Light weight too; If you are adding up the pounds of your pedalboard.

       
      5.0

      Great boost alone or with other drives/fuzz

      By Terrible CJ

      from Charlotte, NC

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Pigtronix Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Great standalone boost that adds "more" without a lot of coloration. If your amp already sounds good, this will make it even better. Works great before or after distortion/drive/fuzz pedals to tighten up any flub that they might produce.

         
        5.0

        Nice POP for my Tele, and shapes the CRUNCH on my Shredder

        By JohnnyReb

        from TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • MADE IN USA!
        • Quiet, no noise.
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pigtronix Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

            The only thing I was worried about was the plastic in/out jacks, but the one I just got actually has metal in/out jacks. The power supply jack has a plastic part on the jack, but that's for insulation purposes. So, I'm assuming I got either an older one before they used plastic or a new and improved one - not sure which!
            I tried this first with my crunch guitar. I normally use a Digitech Hardwire Tube Distortion to fatten and shape my gain channel. I removed it and put this in it's place and it was very nice. There's only one knob on it so it's simple. It tightened up the fuzzy and muddiness on my gain channel.
            On my clean channel, it made my Tele pop. I use it with a compression pedal and it gives it tons of pop without getting dirty if I keep it about half way. If I crank it all the way up, it will start to break up which is good in it's own right. I can definitely tell when it's on and off. If I don't have it on, the tone will diminish so it is an all-around tone improvement! Being made in the USA is also a huge plus for me.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Yes

            By Randpa

            from Georgia

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Good Selection Of Effects
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Plastic lacks.

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Pigtronix Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

            My first review! Buy two, you'll thank me later!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Pigawesomeness

            By RB

            from Stansbury Park, Utah

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Pigtronix Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

              With the 18v power supply, this sucker will put you over the top, right where you need to be. Used other boost pedals that didn't give me near the db this powerhouse doses out. Just wish there were tone controls. And I wish the jacks were at the top, which would make it a lot more pedal-board friendly. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't take up any more real estate that other pedals, I'm just hard to please.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Just what the Dr.of Effects Pedals ordered !

              By Dave

              from Manchester, NH

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Pigtronix Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I wanted my America Fender Strat Deluxe to keep up with my Humbucker guitar collection. Works perfect ! Forget new pickups just get a Electro-Harmonix Knockout Attack EQ to solve the really bade tone.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By j

                from Hampton VA

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality

                Cons

                • Breaks Easily

                Best Uses

                • Events

                Comments about Pigtronix Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                Would like to have seen the input and output jacks made of metal not plastic and the power jack moved to the rear of the device. Other then that it is an excellent pedal.

                 
                5.0

                It really is a clean boost!

                By Dan

                from Niles, MI

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality

                Cons

                • I wish it were smaller

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Pigtronix Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I've been using an iStomp pedal for a clean boost and while it worked, it imparted a bit of compression (which was cool for some songs). I saw the Pigtronix Class A boost on the Stupid Deal of the Day and thought I'd give it a try. It is very clean and LOUD. I don't need to boost more than about "12:03" o'clock on the knob and it gives me all I need for solos on both acoustic and electric guitars. While the pedal size is ok, I wish it were a smaller footprint like many other new manufacturers offer, but the price was great and I'm happy!

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