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Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • Provides up to +20dB of boost
Description & Specs
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    $145.00
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A simple pure boost that pays reverence to the EP-3 pre-amp and captures the celebrated tones of the world's most famous players.

What do the tones of renowned guitarist such as Page, EVH and Johnson have in common? They all used the legendary echo machine EP-3 as a pre-amp.
Xotic Effects have captured that magic in a new boost pedal, the EP Booster. Xotic Effects uses the highest quality parts available with a discrete FET design and low impedance output, the EP Booster provides up to +20dB of unadulterated boost with multi-dimensional, shimmering highs and lows, and no ear fatigue. The internal DIP switches let you choose the boost frequencies, and EQ settings. Housed in a small 3.5"x 1.5" x 1.5" case with blue LED and transparent knob, the EP Booster can be powered by 9-volt up to 18-volts.

Features

  • Provides up to +20dB of boost

Great tone starts here!

 

EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • 3.5"x 1.5" x 1.5"
  • Powered by 9-volt up to 18-volts
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Xotic EffectsEP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (23)
  • Compact (22)
  • Responsive (16)
  • Versatile (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (20)
    • Professional recording (14)
    • Outdoor events / games (11)
    • Home studio (8)
    • Amateur recording (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (13), Professional musician (9)

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    4.0

    good compact booster

    By dang!

    from nj

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

      sounds good, sturdy, built like a tank. heavy for its size, but is very compact. this is a boost that is meant to color your sound in a favorable way. so far i like it. not as versatile as spark booster, but sounds pleasing.
      the dip switches are inconveniently located INSIDE; stupid choice there...

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      5.0

      EP booster does the job.

      By Trogsy101

      from King island

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Heaps Of Boost
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • NONE YET

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Great For Gigs
      • Performances

      Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Interesting that at rehearsal space turned the volume to 11:00 to get the required clean boost, then At the last gig I had to back it off to about 8:00 to get the same boost with all the same gear in exactly the same setup! Great little pedal!

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      5.0

      Power comes in small sizes

      By SEBMETAL11

      from KRISTIANSAND, NORWAY

      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 Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I'm really happy whit this boost pedal, it's just very good. It not only boosts the signal but also makes it more clean and clear, even withthe heaviest distortion, I think I wont need a new boost pedal in a long, long time!

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        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        just what i was lookin' for!

        By Old Mr Gibson

        from hartford,ct

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

          u might not know it, but u need this. if u play live,
          this is finally the boost for u'r solo that's the
          right sound. NO tone change!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Missing Ingredient to Tone

          By pjozoe2112

          from Bellingham, WA

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

            This is a great lil' pedal that will not be moving from my board for a long time. The EP Boost helps articulate individual notes and adds lushness to chords...it really completed the missing ingredient in my tone. Works best for me (worship band) after overdrive pedals and before delays/modulations - typically set level around 4. Solid construction, small footprint and added depth to tonal qualities.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing tone tool

            By dsnyder35

            from st. petersburg florida

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This pedal is great for adding a little depth and sweetness to your tone. I use it for both my overall tone and to step out of the mix on solos. paired with my fulldrive 2 I get amazing deep overdrive tones and ill run it before my carbon copy for a richer fuller delay tone. this pedal just takes my tone to another level. love love love this pedal.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Small but mighty

              By jgt 45

              from Los Osos, CA

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                At low settings, it can be kicked in like a sound couture on a stereo. It makes a subtle, but beautiful, boost to the high and low end of your sonic spectrum regardless of the guitar you use. Adds a wonderful richness to single coils. There is an internal switch to turn off either, or both, the high and low end boost. Use a gain peddle for your humbucker? Turn off the treble boost and smooth off the edge of high gain settings.
                This peddle is most useful to musicians who must keep the volume down at their gigs and still handle a wide verity of music. Set it at the end of your signal chain and make your ears happy at low volume.

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                5.0

                EP Booster Guitar Pedal

                By dr.telecaster

                from Minnesota

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I like the way the pedal enhances the articulation and brings the sound forward in clean, brown or a crunchy modes. The boost adds a finish to these sounds. Under heavier distortion it has lessened effect. I have not run 18volt dc through this pedal but I probably will once on my pedal board. really happy with the boost and how it is responsive to touch and volume pedal or pot adjustments from clean to a good solo mod too. On single coils Ep boost worked awesome for me on strats and teles and as well as the Les Paul humbuckers. If running a heavier distortion I have better results using my MXR micro amp for a kick to bring out front or get some squeal.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The best!

                  By Old Mr Gibson

                  from hartford,ct

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    great clean boost, how much do u need? it's here.
                    and VERY compact. the best i've used.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Sound - Solid Performance

                    By CJWII

                    from Pasadena, Texas

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                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Responsive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • You Do Not Own One Yet

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    You can use this to boost your sound from the front end if you like, but if you use a lot of gain I recommend the effects loop. Using the effects loop will let you boost the overall sound that you have and like. There will be some fattening and pronounced mid response, if you play lead, you will absolutely wonder how you have been able to make it all this time without it. You don't have to keep turning up to be heard, no volume wars! Set your rig volume, adjust for the amount of boost needed, and wait for your lead. I have seen some players run two in series through the loop. The sound you can get and the amount of boost is incredible, In fact my knob is rolled all the way back to the minimum amount and it is sufficient. If you want to cut through and be heard, with great sound without unwanted trash or compression, this is what you have been looking for. The pedal is so small, it is deceptive, and this thing is built like a tank. I would recommend that you find two right angled cables as this is small and not very wide, it makes for a nice neat layout. I suggest an external power supply (sans the battery) I use mine every night and I have an extra at all times in my rig bag. I also want to mention that I only use a two channel amp (Fender M80) and a (Fender Ultimate Chorus) now that I have this pedal, I now can truly do everything with almost nothing. My rig sounds awesome and is so simple I can setup in seconds. What do you have to lose? Go and try this now! You might not ever way to turn it off! It is that GOOD. CJWII

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