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TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal 

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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 R¶ttweiler 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 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (24)
  • Responsive (20)
  • Versatile (19)
  • Compact (17)
  • Good selection of effects (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (20)
  • Professional recording (15)
  • Home studio (13)
  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (23), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best booster available; might become your favorite OD too!

I used to think that boost pedals were dumb and that I would never use one. But after watching dozens of videos and seeing several big name endorsements, I thought that the Spark might...Read complete review

I used to think that boost pedals were dumb and that I would never use one. But after watching dozens of videos and seeing several big name endorsements, I thought that the Spark might be for real, and it is now EASILY my favorite pedal. Simply put, it just makes your tone better, no matter what kind of guitar or pickups you run through it. The sound quality and versatility are the best features. It gives you a great boost, but it's extremely amp-like, in the same way that clean channels on good tube amps break up if you crank the gain. And the little toggle switch gives you three different "clean channels" with which to work. The middle position has the most clean headroom and is the classic boost, but still breaks up a little if you max the gain. The Mid and Fat sounds add beef to your tone in fantastic ways, and I use those most often. Do you think that single-coils and/or jazz box guitars sound thin compared to solidbodies with humbuckers, like me? The Mid and Fat settings will fix that for ya. I love my Strats and my jazz guitars so much more now. Turn up the gain and the Mid and Fat settings will give you a great overdrive too. The best part about cranking the gain on the Spark is how well it makes your sound hit tube amps. It gives you glorious saturation at any volume level. This is the perfect pedal to put first in your drive section. Your other drive pedals will greatly benefit as well. Worried about tone? This is the most transparent pedal I've ever used, even more so than TC's other drive pedals (which I also love). The two EQ controls are fantastic and give the pedal a huge advantage over nearly every other boost pedal. Whether fully down or cranked, you get usable sounds in great frequency ranges.

Simply put, this is the best pedal I've ever heard. Having volume AND gain, plus two great EQ controls, plus THREE voices to choose from puts this pedal above every other boost on the market. Seriously, just buy it already.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Amazingly tweak-able

By Jacob

from North Carolina

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I love the flexibility of the spark. With the 3 switch settings and the bass and treble knobs it provides a lot of tonal control; perfect for any rig. The seperate volume and gain controls are nice for controlling how clean/dirty the boost is without compromising on volume. I can't say that I enjoyed the sound of that the gain cranked on it, but it is great for adding a bit more sparkle to a lead tone. Overall I couldn't be happier with it!

     
    5.0

    Did a lot of research on boosters in this price range

    By JGF

    from Brunswick GA

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I run the Spark last in my signal chain and all four controls at about ten o'clock, and always on

       
      5.0

      Does everything it says

      By Dougneedsname

      from Fontana, CA

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This pedal does everything it says it does. It can be very transparent if you want, but the fat mode is great for thickening up single coils, and the mid boost is great for driving high-gain distortion or cutting through for solos. The built-in overdrive is very amp-like in tone and response, and blends well with amp overdrive. Great pedal!

         
        5.0

        Best in class

        By Rockerduck

        from Marietta, Ga.

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        Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Wow, just wow. Turn this on to sweeten your sound. Leave it on all the time, you'll never turn it off.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome pedal

        By Curtis from Oregon

        from Medford, OR

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

          This is a great and versatile pedal with great tone. I find myself using it mostly to create a 3rd channel for my 2 channel that is between my clean and lead channels. It has a lot of other great uses as well. I love this thing.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best booster available; might become your favorite OD too!

          By T. Slice

          from South Carolina

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Ridiculous Value
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Literally Anything
            • Performances
            • Practicing
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I used to think that boost pedals were dumb and that I would never use one. But after watching dozens of videos and seeing several big name endorsements, I thought that the Spark might be for real, and it is now EASILY my favorite pedal. Simply put, it just makes your tone better, no matter what kind of guitar or pickups you run through it. The sound quality and versatility are the best features. It gives you a great boost, but it's extremely amp-like, in the same way that clean channels on good tube amps break up if you crank the gain. And the little toggle switch gives you three different "clean channels" with which to work. The middle position has the most clean headroom and is the classic boost, but still breaks up a little if you max the gain. The Mid and Fat sounds add beef to your tone in fantastic ways, and I use those most often. Do you think that single-coils and/or jazz box guitars sound thin compared to solidbodies with humbuckers, like me? The Mid and Fat settings will fix that for ya. I love my Strats and my jazz guitars so much more now. Turn up the gain and the Mid and Fat settings will give you a great overdrive too. The best part about cranking the gain on the Spark is how well it makes your sound hit tube amps. It gives you glorious saturation at any volume level. This is the perfect pedal to put first in your drive section. Your other drive pedals will greatly benefit as well. Worried about tone? This is the most transparent pedal I've ever used, even more so than TC's other drive pedals (which I also love). The two EQ controls are fantastic and give the pedal a huge advantage over nearly every other boost pedal. Whether fully down or cranked, you get usable sounds in great frequency ranges.

            Simply put, this is the best pedal I've ever heard. Having volume AND gain, plus two great EQ controls, plus THREE voices to choose from puts this pedal above every other boost on the market. Seriously, just buy it already.

             
            5.0

            Sounds amazing and very useful!

            By Nate

            from California

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            Pros

            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This pedal really enhances my sound and does what I need it to perfectly. I've used it as an "always on" pedal to add some crunch (gain) to clean tones as well as to boost certain measures (or a solo) in a song. I've used it with a distortion pedal and EQ + delay - both combos sound great. Love this pedal!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Always on

              By Rob

              from Denver

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                What a great pedal! The clean boost is very helpful and is the first in my gain stages of my board. The fat and mid boost modes have come in handy as well. That is what makes the pedal great is the amount of eq control there is. I use it in lieu of an Eq, mostly as a clean boos, but can use as a mild overdrive. It is one of the few TC pedals that has a slightly louder switch but it's not a problem because it is on most of the time. This is one of those pedals that you may think, "Nahhh I don't need something like that, it's no fun!" A utilitarian pedal. I thought that for a second but now that I have it I really love what it does. TC Electronic may be the best pedal company out there. All the wonderful tones of boutique pedals but with big boss brand quality/utility/design and also very affordable. If you're using a clean amp tone and using pedals to get OD/Distortion this is superb.

                 
                5.0

                Nice Pedal

                By JG

                from Rock Hill SC 29704

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I really needed something to make my clean tones more pronounced and this is perfect, makes single coils come to life. Great pedal. You can drive it too with voicing switch you can get Clean, Mid, or Fat for good smooth overdrive. I am completely satisfied with this purchase.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My Best Pedal - have two - need three

                  By Potato Head

                  from Kansas

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                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    This pedal is great... compliments a good amp & speaker(s) tone. Must have an amp/speakers that can first produce a good or great tone! Speakers are 80% and 1/2 of tone :)

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