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Xotic Effects AC Booster Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal 

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OVERVIEW

Super wide range control that makes you rethink the definition of "Booster."

The Xotic AC Booster Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal creates a warm and pleasant sound by using the finest quality parts available. The AC Booster is a natural sounding "overdrive" pedal. Not "heavy" distortion, but a sweet thick overdrive with an "open" non-compressed feel. It's capable of a 20dB+ boost with an adjustable ±15dB two band active EQ, which adds a wide range of harmonic content to your ideal sound. The super wide range gain control allows for enough gain for it to work as a distorion pedal when turned all the way up. Equipped with not only boost Gain but also Treble and Bass controls that allow you to adjust your sound anyway you like. The AC booster features true bypass for eliminating any signal interference when switched off. Can be used with AC adaptor (optional) or 9V Battery.

FEATURES
  • Great sounding gain with enough range to overdrive
  • Boost gain along with Treble and Bass controls
  • True bypass for eliminating any signal interference

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SPECIFICATIONS

AC Booster Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Dimensions (W/D/H): 4.39" x 2.38" x 1.98" (112mm X 60mm X 50mm)
  • Weight: 0.6 lbs. (280g)
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Power Consumption: 9VDC/6mA
  • Battery Type: 9VDC (006P) x 1
  • AC Adapter (Optional): 9VDC, Negative Tips (Regulated recommended)
  • Input Impedance: 500k ohm (min)
  • Output Impedance: 10k ohm
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Xotic EffectsAC Booster Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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75%

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

exellent for blues/fusion

By jazzmoking

from Bangor,Maine

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Xotic Effects AC Booster Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Don't pay the additional money for a ZenDrive. This equals and in some way surpasses the ZEN. It is a little fatter which helps on single coils (strat/tele). Checked them side by side in a blind test. I chose the ac everytime. No, it does not have as much hype, so if you want to impress with a name instead of a sound, pay the extra money and get the ZEN.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Would Recommend It

      By sam122

      from new york, new york

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive EQ

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Xotic Effects AC Booster Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Xotic AC Booster
        Very reactive Volume, Gain, Bass and Treble controls, very easy to use, and quite transparent. It sounds natural, kind of like the amp is cranked but at a usable volume. It also allows the sound of the guitar to come through, as well as being reactive to volume and tone controls. Some OD pedals color the guitar in a bad way. I personally use it in front of a TS9 through an old bandmaster. The ts9 is set up for a little bit of OD, and then I kick on the AC booster for extra volume and gain for solos. The volume boost is crazy, I leave the volume control almost off with the gain at 2 o clock and it seems to almost double the volume, so you can more than use it for a clean boost. Its the kind of pedal you could leave on all night.

        I would replace it if it was stolen. And if you're looking for a natural sounding, warm, cranked tube amp style overdrive, I recommend trying it out, if you're looking for a more compressed mesa-boogie type overdrive, it may not be right.

        (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Muffled sound

        By MattEB

        from Albuquerque

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          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Xotic Effects AC Booster Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This pedal sounds too muffled. The muffled overdrive sound is not worth the price.

             
            5.0

            Xotic rocks

            By Rockerduck

            from Marietta, GA

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            Comments about Xotic Effects AC Booster Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This is the pedal to get for the, in addition too, sound. Use this with your favorite OD to make it better.

             
            4.0

            Great Overdrive pedal!

            By Kova

            from San Diego, California

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality

            Cons

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              • Amateur Recording
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              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Xotic Effects AC Booster Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I'm a HUGE fan of the stuff Xotic makes. What I like best about the AC is that it has a very smooth overdrive tone. It's very warm and not harsh to my ears. I wish the Bass knob had a "tighter" sound so it would behave more like a traditional "boost" pedal but that's not what it's designed for. It can give you some really nice "rhythm" guitar tones but I like it best as a solo pedal to give you some screaming leads with lots of sustain. I would highly recommend this pedal if you're looking for a "tube screamer" but with a lot more bite.

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