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Seymour Duncan SFX-01 Pickup Booster Effects Pedal   

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The Seymour Duncan SFX-01 Pickup Booster Effects Pedal is the first effects pedal designed to work with and enhance the pickups in your instrument. T...Click To Read More About This Product

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Works with your pickups to achieve optimum gain and resonance for all applications.

The Seymour Duncan SFX-01 Pickup Booster Effects Pedal is the first effects pedal designed to work with and enhance the pickups in your instrument. The Booster adds pure, flat EQ gain from 6dB all the way to an astonishing 25dB! Great for augmenting recording levels of instruments and mics or overdriving an amp's front end. The Resonance switch thickens single-coil signals, supercharging them with the sound of vintage pickups and high-output humbuckers. The Seymour Duncan SFX-01 includes a true bypass.

FEATURES
  • Add clean gain up to 24dB
  • Fatten single-coil signals
  • Heavy-duty steel chassis
  • -120 dB noise with gain at 25dB
  • Fully discrete class A circuitry
  • DC 9-12V battery
  • 500K input impedance (when on)
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4.5

(based on 52 reviews)

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My Favorite Pedal

I bought one of these about a week ago, and I love it. I'm using it with humbuckers, which I thought might be weird because of it's humbucker imitation functionality. Basically, it...Read complete review

I bought one of these about a week ago, and I love it. I'm using it with humbuckers, which I thought might be weird because of it's humbucker imitation functionality. Basically, it gives my guitar an extra boost of presence which makes it far more versatile. I'm no longer restricted to that one sweet spot in the volume range of the pickups. I love this pedal like a kid loves a shiny new wagon. It's built solid, looks great, and has given me exactly the sound I was looking for.

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Sounds Like....

I'm not overly impressed with this pedal. I know what it's purpose is, to basically provide uncolored gain boost, and remove impedance loading through a chain of pedals(the reason I tried...Read complete review

I'm not overly impressed with this pedal. I know what it's purpose is, to basically provide uncolored gain boost, and remove impedance loading through a chain of pedals(the reason I tried it). Although this pedal provides up to 25db of uncolored gain boost, when used with gain levels above unity, provided much un-needed noise, caused ANY cable connected to it on the input side to become highly microphonic, and basically added nothing to the sound, but rather caused it to become bloated, and muddy. By the way, I play a Gibson SG with Duncan Custom Custom in the bridge. While this pedal sounds okay with my Strat, all attempts to use it with medium to high output humbuckers have been a disappointment. Furthermore, when attempting to sell this item on Ebay, I have found that it is worth absolutely nothing on resale. Beware....

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Favorite Pedal

By crandall

from Chicago, IL

I bought one of these about a week ago, and I love it. I'm using it with humbuckers, which I thought might be weird because of it's humbucker imitation functionality. Basically, it gives my guitar an extra boost of presence which makes it far more versatile. I'm no longer restricted to that one sweet spot in the volume range of the pickups. I love this pedal like a kid loves a shiny new wagon. It's built solid, looks great, and has given me exactly the sound I was looking for.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By Chunga

from Costa Rica

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I use it as a volume booster for soloing, if you put it in front of the amp itll do nothing but add a little more gain, but if you use it in the loop youll get a volume boost leaving your tone intact.The only problem (for me) is that the knob goes from 6db to 25db, I use it on the minimum 6db, but still I feel it is a little way too much of a boost for soloing, One needs around 3-4db

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Only two flaws. . .

By Strat Lover-3mUEM

from Mount Vernon

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I have not tried too many boosters, but this pedal is EXTREMELY transparent. I Use it in the effects loop to boost the signal from my preamp to the power tubes, and it sounds awesome. Same amount of gain, same tone exactly, but louder. Works great for solos. However, I HATE the input/output placements. Hard to stuff on a pedal board. The only other problem I have is the levels. 6db is BARELY too much, in my opinion, anyway. I might check out the MXR boost, which starts at 0db. Besides that, this pedal is perfect, and unbeatable for the price.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Sounds Like....

By Stein?

from St. Louis

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I'm not overly impressed with this pedal. I know what it's purpose is, to basically provide uncolored gain boost, and remove impedance loading through a chain of pedals(the reason I tried it). Although this pedal provides up to 25db of uncolored gain boost, when used with gain levels above unity, provided much un-needed noise, caused ANY cable connected to it on the input side to become highly microphonic, and basically added nothing to the sound, but rather caused it to become bloated, and muddy. By the way, I play a Gibson SG with Duncan Custom Custom in the bridge. While this pedal sounds okay with my Strat, all attempts to use it with medium to high output humbuckers have been a disappointment. Furthermore, when attempting to sell this item on Ebay, I have found that it is worth absolutely nothing on resale. Beware....

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for tube amps

By Sixstringpie

from breckenridge, tx

I am a tube amp only player. The pickup booster lights up the pre-amp tubes with bolts from heaven. One reviewer wrote that it only makes your guitar louder. Solid state player yes.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Delivers what it promises

By Fred-AZwug

from Los Angeles, CA

Boosts pick-up output w/o excessive coloration or noise. Reasonance switch is interesting and useful, but not, imo, particularly convincing (at making my single coils sound like humbuckers). Well-conceived, well-built.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty swell

By booster01

from Georgetown, TX

I got this pedal a few days ago afer doing a lot of research and I'm pretty happy with it so far. I had no idea it would be so loud at a low setting (top of the dial equal with the LED light = loud enough). That being said, it takes a lot for this thing to start breaking up your speaker to give you that sweet, smooth overdrive, but if you can bear all the volume then you are handsomly rewarded. I gave it a 10 for features because I subscribe to the simple is best philosophy when it comes to music. One dial, and the resonance switch. The res switch is sort of useless because the change in sound is so subtle. 10 for quality because, well, it appears to be built well. It's heavy enough so I guess that means something, right?9 for value because 1.) it wasn't 100% what i was looking for. I'd say it delivers about 96% of what i was hoping for, and 2.) if you're not into blues, rock, or something else which requires a natural sound then this will not do you much good.Overall this thing is a 10 because it is simple, but versatile.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

How excellent

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Seymour Duncan really outdid himself, this is the best pedal I've ever had! My Fender Standard Strat sounds like it is a Mick Thomson signature.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Can be useful

By Reynaldo

from Huntington Park, CA

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Makes single coil guitar sound like humbucker on pickup switch 3. No. 1 switch too subtle for me. Pedal like the MXR (Dunlop) Micro Amp effect but with the pickup switch. It can overdrive an amp and make guitar sound fuller like Micro amp pedal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing! Know how to use it!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This pedal is better than I'd imagined! I did my homework on it and it did what I'd read it would and more! It's best for tube amps, most definitely. It's perfect for rolling your volume down and coil tapping and then boosting that signal. Awesome pedal, build like a rock!

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