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TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The TC Electronic Spark Booster guitar effects pedal works great as an always on type of effect, adding life, grit and compression to your sound in a...Read More

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Cut through any mix with heaps of clarity and be heard like never before.

The TC Electronic Spark Booster guitar effects pedal works great as an always on type of effect, adding life, grit and compression to your sound in a way that oozes tone. Add body, punch and warmth to pickups and drive amps to peak performance. The Spark Booster also shines when used as a pure level boost. It's the perfect tool to prime solos, highlight parts and add dimension to your amp or distortion pedal.

The level knob allows you to add 26 dB of boost, raising the volume without altering the character of your tone. The Gain knob is perfect for adding a hint of breakup or slight compression to a clean amp.

The active EQ controls consist of Bass and Treble knobs. They form the perfect tone-shaping tool and amplify frequency areas, as well as be used to create deep, extended lows or to add beautiful top-end sparkle.

A toggle switch allows for three settings. The Clean setting boosts your signal equally across the frequency spectrum. The Fat setting fattens up sounds and adds life and punch to your sound, and allows for precise tonal shaping with the EQ and Gain knobs. The Mid-boost section provides a bump in the mids.

It's the fourth entry for Overdrive/Distortion pedals in the TC Electronic compact pedal series. Based on the runaway success of the classic-sounding Dark Matter Distortion, the more modern voiced Röttweiler Distortion and the MojoMojo Overdrive.

FEATURES
  • 26 dB of boost.
  • Level knob
  • Place after existing distortion/overdrive to enhance drive sounds.
  • Add grit, life and compression to your tone
  • Add body, punch and warmth to pickups
  • Mid-boost
  • Active EQ
  • True bypass
  • DC adapter sold separately

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TC ElectronicSpark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (16)
  • Responsive (13)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Compact (10)
  • Good selection of effects (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (11)
    • Professional recording (10)
    • Home studio (7)
    • Amateur recording (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    boost me baby!

    This pedal does everything that it says it does! it boost my solos, and boosts my melodies. and anything else that i want to stand out from the mix. i play metal music...Read complete review

    This pedal does everything that it says it does! it boost my solos, and boosts my melodies. and anything else that i want to stand out from the mix. i play metal music in a cramp basement and my drummer crashes so loud and between the monitors and other guitars i need a hot knife to cut through some hot METAL butter. i love this pedal: great build, cool looks, durable, and solid. I've seen a lot of complaints about the WHITE indicator light BUT i really like it! its different and very bright, not a problem with it! I'm very excited that the spark booster is around its exactly what i needed on my board. its a must. buy it, love it, GO!

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    Great Clean Boost; Weak Mid /Fat Boost

    The Clean Booost is perhaps the best I've ever heard. The Fat and Mid are very medicore. I recommend for the clean only. As such, it should be lower priced.

    The Clean Booost is perhaps the best I've ever heard. The Fat and Mid are very medicore. I recommend for the clean only. As such, it should be lower priced.

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    5.0

    Awesome pedal!

    By Artman2112

    from Vermont

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I just got it today so I havent really even messed around with it for more than a few hours but i am extremely impressed with this pedal! The first thing right off the bat is when they say "True Bypass" they arent kidding...when this thing is "off' my guitar sounds like my guitar! When its "on', it sounds like my guitar, only "more"! for the record i'm playing an 80 Les Paul custom with Steve Morse Dimarzios through a Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401 combo. the amp has great tone but lacks a bit of edge...this is what I bought the booster for and it def kicks it up a notch and adds that bit of "oomph" that was missing. The best way i can describe this thing is that the guitar and amp are the pancakes and this pedal supplies the butter and syrup!
        It seems very well made, the on off button is very quiet and smooth, the LED light is very bright and the pedal is totally simple to use. This is def a keeper!

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Great Clean Boost; Weak Mid /Fat Boost

        By Ratmonger

        from So Cal

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

          The Clean Booost is perhaps the best I've ever heard. The Fat and Mid are very medicore. I recommend for the clean only. As such, it should be lower priced.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AWESOME GUITAR EFFECTS PEDAL

          By srwilk

          from Virginia Beach, Va.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Analog Sound Output
          • Durable
          • Quiet
          • Tweakable
          • Value Priced

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • In Front Of Any Amp

            Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Long time semi-professional player. Over the years, I've uitlized many different amplifiers as well as guitars. My effects pedals have come and gone over the years.....However, this pedal is different. It is a keeper. Sweet, analog sounds that are tweakable from 'barely-there' to rich harmonic overdrive. Great for pushing the front of any amplifier or adding expression to a clean passage. Quiet in operation. I power it from a 9 volt adapter. This is the only effects pedal that I can honestly say has placed my OCD pedal (which has been my all-time favorite pedal) on the backburner. The Spark Booster offers a wider variety tweakable/expressive sounds. Such a fantastic pedal!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sonic toolbox

            By Rick B.

            from Central New Jersey

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

              The Spark Booster is a great tool to have in any situation.
              For recording, it can tailor your tone if you don't like the way your guitar/amp combo is sounding. The tone controls along with the voicing switch can boost or cut frequency ranges, or use the voicing switch to fatten up a guitar that sounds thin.
              Live, this thing is a life-saver. Set your amp right before breakup for clean tones, then add the Spark Booster for solos, or use it to boost your volume when everyone else starts turning up as the gig goes on. With the voicing switch in the mids position, a single coil guitar can get a nice greasy cutting tone that stands out in a band.
              This pedal has had something to offer in every situation I've used it, and with every guitar and amp combo. Sometimes, I turn it on and it stays on. It's that good. Doesn't add noise, just good stuff.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Kick your amp in the backside

              By David

              from NC

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Clean Boost
                • Fat Thick Boost
                • Mid Boost

                Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                This pedal is one of the best deals out there. The pedal has 3 flavors of boost and all sound killer. Clean boost is that, clean sparkly, without fuzz. The mid boost just sends an over driven amp to sweet singing saturation, giving you more of your amp's tones, pedal stays transparent. Fat boost is as described, thick, but somehow still sounds like EQ on the amp rather than colored by a pedal.

                The Spark has earned a permanent spot on my pedal board, along side a MP Sweet Honey, Timmy, OCD, Empress Multidrive, and Lovepedal Purple Plexi.

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                5.0

                Fab Clean Boost, EQ & Sweet OD

                By Snorter65

                from UK

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Amazing Using 2 Together
                • Compact Design
                • Effective Eq
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Fab Break Up Od
                • Great Transparent Boost
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    Great versatile boost pedal. Effective 2 band EQ. Great 'on the edge of breaking up' drive. I got a free Spark Boost from Christmas offer and now run 2 back to back. The results sound utterly dynamic. Almost metal when gain and bass maxed out in Fat mode. Best of all, responds to pick attack and cleans up perfectly. Makes my distortion pedal sound useless. I'm not one for doing online demos but I may do it for this....

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                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome pedal and service!!

                    By Stu

                    from La Crosse, WI

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      Didn't expect to receive it so fast after ordering, but I'm glad I did - gave me more time to dial in those sweet tones! Which by the way..are not hard to get with this thing. If my amp was a car..it did not have spark plugs before, now it does!

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                      5.0

                      Great clean boost

                      By Anonymous

                      from Wisco

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                      Pros

                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        Great pedal. It's very clear sounding and is very versatile with the toggle-selectable voicing and tone controls. It's my first TC product so I don't have much experience with them but it seems very well built. I use it for a slight gain boost to push my plexi but you can get plenty of volume out of it for use as a lead boost if you desire. Not that it really matters, but it looks pretty cool too.

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                        5.0

                        EVER SO MUCH MORE SO

                        By grumpy

                        from long island ny

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                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                        • Responsive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                          If you play guitar you need this pedal.It should be called eversomuchmoreso,because it makes everything sound better.in front of or after your effect chain,pushing an OD,by itself,it does it all.You can use it as a slight od to dirty up a clean channel for blues or garage rock,push a dirty channel of an amp harder,use it as a clean boost for solos,or on all the time to brighten your overall sound.I have tried several applications and orders in my chain with this and love them all.This is 100 % a winner of a pedal,that you will be happy you own.I don't gig,just play and record at home for fun,but it would be even better for a guitarist playing out.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Amazing pedal

                          By Jammer123

                          from Nashville, TN

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                            Like most players, I've found myself constantly searching for that perfect tone, never as satisfied as I'd like to be. And though I'm not proclaiming this to be some sort of Holy Grail, this pedal has opened up my tones in a huge way. Let me be more specific.

                            Simply stomp the box and you get a solid lead tone out of this bad boy. I keep the mid-boost on all the time, but the fat and clean settings are great as well. Tone shaping is incredibly simple; it's just a great sounding pedal and you'll have a sound you like in minutes. I use it on top of either a DS-1 or BD-2 depending on what kind of distortion the song calls for and it gives me a searing lead tone every time.

                            To put it simply, this is just a versatile, easy-to-use pedal, and best of all it sounds absolutely killer. It will give your distortion pedals depth, boost the hell out of your cleans, and give you the lead tone you need to cut through the mix. Bravo.

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