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Xotic Effects RC Booster Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal 

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An amp enhancer that makes any rig sound better.

The RC Booster offers a super transparent 20db+ clean boost with an adjustable ±15dB two band active EQ that adds a wide range of harmonic content to your ideal sound. As a clean boost, it can enhance other pedals, such as "overdrive and distortion pedals," or you can crank the gain for a "crunch" sound. But, the RC Booster is so extremley transparent that many players find they leave it on all the time. It also features true bypass for eliminating any signal interference when switched off.

FEATURES
  • Active Treble, Bass ,Gain and Volume controls allow for limitless tone shaping
  • Offers a super transparent 20db+ clean boost and a ±15db 2 band active EQ without ever compromising the integrity of the original tone
  • Provides a solution to sound degradation, caused by long instrument cables and/or long effect chains between guitar and amp, by strengthening the original signal
  • True bypass for eliminating any signal interference when switched off

Add some secret sauce to your rig with this delicious sounding stomp box.

SPECIFICATIONS

RC Booster Clean Boost 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 EffectsRC Booster Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (11)
  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Good selection of effects (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Pedal

By Kmac

from San Antonio

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Xotic Effects RC Booster Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Awesome pedal that sounds great right out of the box. Simply the best boost pedal I have ever played. I am using the RC Booster primarily as a clean boost for leads at gigs. Does not color my tone at all. It replaced my MXR Micro Amp that seemed to add some high end.

    I play an American Standard Strat through a Twin Reverb and the RC sounds great with the Fender cleans. Also sounds good with OD. Just seems to fatten up the sound and add some depth while maintaining the original tone.

    The thing that I like best about the pedal is that you have separate adjustments for volume, gain, treble and bass to dial in exatly what you are looking for. Turn up the gain if you want to add a little grit to your cleans or a little extra dirt to your OD.

    Sounds so good, I wouldn't mind having another one to leave on all the time and the second one for the boost.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great, Simple Pedal

    By Jammy

    from NYC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Xotic Effects RC Booster Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Fantastic basic high-quality preamp pedal with an added EQ bonus. Similiar to the other Xotic booster line, but much lower gain than the AC booster. I leave this on pretty much the whole set to add just a tiny bit of growl (not dirt) under my clean rhythm playing, this thing also works very well with another booster (I use Xotic's EP booster) which adds an additional element of shine to the overall tone. Brilliant in a tube amp rig but still is able to add some brilliance to a solid state amp setup (home recording setup is with a polytone). Pretty much perfect if you are using a backline often and have to use different amps night after night; helps preserve your tone. learn to use this in sync and behave with your Overdrive and perhaps another booster and you will see your tone come to life. RC > Fulldrive 2 > EP

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      xotic rc review

      By rockin' rojo

      from Wyoming

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      Pros

      • A Plus Eq
      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Spice Up Anything
      • Unique Tonal Ability
      • Unlike Others
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Create Depth
        • Events
        • Getting Out Of Rut
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording
        • Shape Vintage Tones

        Comments about Xotic Effects RC Booster Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This is the one I was looking for to give a quality overdrive tone. This one is, to me, perfect in every way due to it's manipulation of input signal. Bass and treble give amazing depth to what you think may sound rockin'. The gain is never overkill. This pedal's ability is the best of the best for preamp and overdrive. This is my favorite of all. Spend the money. They will ask how you got your sound, no doubt. Simply amazing. Yeah, 5 stars for sure.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        RC Booster Effects

        By Alex

        from Zachary, LA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Xotic Effects RC Booster Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Nicely built & most of all clean boost.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect addition to my board

          By Alan

          from Fort Worth

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Xotic Effects RC Booster Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

              As explained to me: the 4 Xotic Boosters: EP is the preamp of an Echoplex, RC is the "Really Clean" boost, the BB is a tubescreamer style, and the AC booster is like adding the top boost section of an ac30. For my needs I wanted to add something to my clean tone, WOW this fit the bill!

              As a pro level country/blues/rock player I got by for years with a very simple setup of tele-> keeley compressor-> tubescreamer style or ocd->slapback delay->blackface fender amp and adjust volume knob to amount of boost. So I've been using this pedal as a fat clean lead tone for classic clean and a boost with my overdrive for more modern rock/country. It really has taken my fundamental clean tone and made it sound pro. This pedal was what my modest rig was missing. Some pedals sound great, but some are a serious investment in your sound. I would say this is an investment in my sound. This pedal gives your clean tone balls and sounds awesome juicing my SD-1, OCD, rat, BD-2, or OD-3! I don't see how you can go wrong with this pedal.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this again.

              By Tricky Ricky

              from Victoria Texas

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Xotic Effects RC Booster Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                RC Clean Boost pedal is a must for any pedal train. It stays on all the time to give any guitar a richer
                tone. I leave it on with the level slightly over guitar level and never turn it off.
                Great product, built like a tank!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Add this to the end of your pedal chain

                By JimG

                from Phoenix

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                Pros

                • Adds Dynamic Response

                Cons

                • Fragile Jacks

                Best Uses

                • End Of Pedal Chain

                Comments about Xotic Effects RC Booster Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                This pedal adds dynamics back to your signal that gets lost via capacitance caused from long cable runs or just your typical pedal chain. It will help restore tone, clarity, articulation, and touch sensitivity to your tone.
                I have tested it live and at home using A/B tests and the difference is well worth your money and time.
                And if it doesn't work as I stated, Musicians Friend will give you a refund.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Has my respect...

                By quimera_guitar

                from Honduras

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Xotic Effects RC Booster Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I really underestimated this pedal. I bought it because of all the hype but I really didnt think it was this good. Its so versatile. It really powers my cleans with just a bit of dirt, it makes my OCD sound better and it serves me as a very responsive simple EQ. Its always on on my board and I am never ever selling it.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Desert Island Pedal this is the 1

                  By Boomer

                  from Florida

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Sweet Tone

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Xotic Effects RC Booster Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Headline says it all. If I could only use 1 pedal for the rest of my life I would pick this one. Makes what ever amp your using sound even better. I leave it on all the time with the gain set low and vol right where I need it. Crank the gain knob up and nice tube sounding break up that's not harsh. If you are using a high gain amp it just adds to the crunch. This thing sings tone. I'm buying another one to keep on my smaller pedal board for small gigs. I love it that much. In fact I may buy the Ac and BB again too because no other pedal I have used does what Xotic does. Top quality tone all the way. Keep this thing on at all times and get an Xotic Ep boost for your solos. That's the ticket.

                   
                  5.0

                  Just what I was looking for.

                  By Head of Logistics

                  from Melbourne, Fl

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Xotic Effects RC Booster Clean Boost Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I've used a preamp for decades but needed one that I could switch in and out without making a loud pop. This booster is very quiet, well built, and has the added benefits of tweaking my guitar sound with the Gain, Treble and Bass controls. Nice job Xotic !

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