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TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal   

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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...Read More

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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 Röttweiler 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 26 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (22)
  • Responsive (18)
  • Versatile (17)
  • Compact (14)
  • Good selection of effects (6)

Cons

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  • Performances (17)
  • Professional recording (14)
  • Home studio (12)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

boost me baby!

This pedal does everything that it says it does! it boost my solos, and boosts my melodies. and anything else that i want to stand out from the mix. i play metal music...Read complete review

This pedal does everything that it says it does! it boost my solos, and boosts my melodies. and anything else that i want to stand out from the mix. i play metal music in a cramp basement and my drummer crashes so loud and between the monitors and other guitars i need a hot knife to cut through some hot METAL butter. i love this pedal: great build, cool looks, durable, and solid. I've seen a lot of complaints about the WHITE indicator light BUT i really like it! its different and very bright, not a problem with it! I'm very excited that the spark booster is around its exactly what i needed on my board. its a must. buy it, love it, GO!

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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

Best in class

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.

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5.0

Awesome pedal

By Curtis

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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.

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    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.

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      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!

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        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.

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          5.0

          Nice Pedal

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          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.

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            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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              5.0

              Just what the doctor ordered

              By Trickster

              from Maine

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Responsive
              • Works As Described

              Cons

              • None

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                Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                I bought this for the mid boost to bring out my pedals and cut through the band. Right out of the box, the clean boost was all I needed. The pedal will also break up your clean sound if you want that and offers many boosting options that won't disappoint! Can't be happier with it.

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                5.0

                Awesome pedal!

                By Artman2112

                from Vermont

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    I just got it today so I havent really even messed around with it for more than a few hours but i am extremely impressed with this pedal! The first thing right off the bat is when they say "True Bypass" they arent kidding...when this thing is "off' my guitar sounds like my guitar! When its "on', it sounds like my guitar, only "more"! for the record i'm playing an 80 Les Paul custom with Steve Morse Dimarzios through a Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401 combo. the amp has great tone but lacks a bit of edge...this is what I bought the booster for and it def kicks it up a notch and adds that bit of "oomph" that was missing. The best way i can describe this thing is that the guitar and amp are the pancakes and this pedal supplies the butter and syrup!
                    It seems very well made, the on off button is very quiet and smooth, the LED light is very bright and the pedal is totally simple to use. This is def a keeper!

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                    3.0

                    Great Clean Boost; Weak Mid /Fat Boost

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                    By Ratballs

                    from SoCal

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                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                    • Poor Sound Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      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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