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Xotic Effects Bass RC Booster Bass Effects Pedal   

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The Xotic Effects RC Bass Booster effects pedal meets a wide range of tonal applications thanks to 2 band EQ, 15dB boost/cut function and a smooth clean boost. Serving as a perfect remedy for signal loss and EQ limitations common to vintage basses. The Xotic Effects RC Bass Booster is designed to enhance your bass guitar tone without masking it, while true bypass eliminates any signal interference so you get a boosted bottom end without muddying your sound. Gain, Treble, Volume and Bass controls give nearly limitless control.

Big, powerful bottom end sound.

FEATURES
  • Gain, Treble, Volume and Bass control
  • True Bypass switch
  • Sturdy chassis

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SPECIFICATIONS

Bass RC Booster Bass Effects Pedal

  • Dimensions: W 4.39" x D 2.38" x H 1.98"
  • Weight: 0.6 lb
  • Power consumption: 9VDC/6mA
  • Battery type: 9VDC (006P) x 1
  • AC adapter (not included): 9VDC,
  • Input Impedance: 500k ohm (min)
  • Output Impedance: 10k ohm
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Xotic EffectsBass RC Booster Bass Effects Pedal
 
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5.0

Excellent quality and even more useful than I imagined

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Xotic Effects Bass RC Booster Bass Effects Pedal:

    I'm surprised at how much I use this pedal. I bought it to boost the signal of passive basses and it does that and a lot more. The EQ points are right where you need them. And because you can preset those as well as the volume, when you switch to a passive bass in the middle of a live performance there is no time wasted fiddling with knobs trying to match the sound of your active bass.

    Also it's useful as a clean boost on active basses for those times when your hands are busy and you can't adjust your amp in the middle of a song. Just pre-set the pedal to a little boost and any time you need it, you've got it with a quick stomp of the foot.

    The third use I find for this pedal is with effects. You can use it to put a little boost before any overdrive/distortion pedal it will increase the gain. I love this because I like the sound of the Morning Glory pedal, but it doesn't get quite dirty enough. Most pedals that get as dirty as I want don't sound the way the Morning Glory does so this is perfect for me.

    And the other way it's useful is to add bottom end to distortion pedals (which are famous for not supporting the low end very well). Preset a little bass boost and when you stomp the overdrive/distortion pedal also click on the Xotic RC.

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    5.0

    The Best Passive Booster, Period!

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    from Evansville, IN

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy of use
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile
    • Well-Built

    Cons

    • Does 1 Thing Superbly
    • Somewhat Costly

    Best Uses

    • Active and Passive Basses
    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Xotic Effects Bass RC Booster Bass Effects Pedal:

    At a point several years back I only owned Active Basses, but in the space of two months proceeded to acquire several High-End Basses with Passive Electronics, I was in need for something in my signal chain to raise the output of the Passives to the level of my Active Basses. I took the advice of a close friend who's a true "Professional Bassist" who also knows a great deal about the technical issues of Pedalboards, Large-Scale Amplification and such and picked up the Xotic Bass RC Booster which was the highest-quality he could recommend (I'd rather spend the money once rather than upgrade from a "Beginner's Pedal" to a "Midrange Model" and so on...)

    That was once of the best pieces of advice I've been given in terms of gear, as to this day the Bass RC Booster is a main piece of equipment on my Pedalboard. Between the 2-Band EQ, Gain & Volume controls I'm able to raise the level of my own Passive Basses or a Bass that I'm using at a Jam or Open Mic to the levels of my Active Bass, which I have all adjusted to Unity Gain as to cause as little issues as possible. Two surprising use of note: with a minimal increase in Volume the Pedal becomes just as useful as a Volume Boost to both Passive & Active Basses for solos, drum 'n bass breakdowns and other times where it's necessary to step out into the spotlight a bit more. Secondly, when the Gain is pushed towards the higher registers you can even can a quite useable "SVT"-type Overdrive. Even players who play with a clean tone will certainly find this added bonus helpful in both live and studio situations.

    To sum up the Xotic RC Bass Booster, it's an extremely high build-and sonic quality, low noise & versatile Boost effect. Its additional use as a light Overdrive effects is just as effective in its field. I use this often on my Pedalboard, and would replace it immediately if it were lost or stolen. A bit pricey when initially purchasing, it makes up for that as you're buying a Professional Quality effect, and would not have any need to replace with a "better one" a year or so down the road. This is all one would need to cover this area of effects!

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