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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 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.

Cut through any mix with heaps of clarity and be heard like never before.

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 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (20)
  • Responsive (16)
  • Versatile (15)
  • Compact (13)
  • Good selection of effects (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (15)
  • Professional recording (13)
  • Home studio (10)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
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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

Sounds amazing and very useful!

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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

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    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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      from Catawba SC

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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

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        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

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          from Maine

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Responsive
          • Works As Described

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

            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!

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            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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                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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                  5.0

                  AWESOME GUITAR EFFECTS PEDAL

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                  from Virginia Beach, Va.

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                  Pros

                  • Analog Sound Output
                  • Durable
                  • Quiet
                  • Tweakable
                  • Value Priced

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • In Front Of Any Amp

                    Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    Long time semi-professional player. Over the years, I've uitlized many different amplifiers as well as guitars. My effects pedals have come and gone over the years.....However, this pedal is different. It is a keeper. Sweet, analog sounds that are tweakable from 'barely-there' to rich harmonic overdrive. Great for pushing the front of any amplifier or adding expression to a clean passage. Quiet in operation. I power it from a 9 volt adapter. This is the only effects pedal that I can honestly say has placed my OCD pedal (which has been my all-time favorite pedal) on the backburner. The Spark Booster offers a wider variety tweakable/expressive sounds. Such a fantastic pedal!

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                    5.0

                    Sonic toolbox

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                    from Central New Jersey

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                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      The Spark Booster is a great tool to have in any situation.
                      For recording, it can tailor your tone if you don't like the way your guitar/amp combo is sounding. The tone controls along with the voicing switch can boost or cut frequency ranges, or use the voicing switch to fatten up a guitar that sounds thin.
                      Live, this thing is a life-saver. Set your amp right before breakup for clean tones, then add the Spark Booster for solos, or use it to boost your volume when everyone else starts turning up as the gig goes on. With the voicing switch in the mids position, a single coil guitar can get a nice greasy cutting tone that stands out in a band.
                      This pedal has had something to offer in every situation I've used it, and with every guitar and amp combo. Sometimes, I turn it on and it stays on. It's that good. Doesn't add noise, just good stuff.

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                      5.0

                      Kick your amp in the backside

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                      from NC

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                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Clean Boost
                        • Fat Thick Boost
                        • Mid Boost

                        Comments about TC Electronic Spark Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        This pedal is one of the best deals out there. The pedal has 3 flavors of boost and all sound killer. Clean boost is that, clean sparkly, without fuzz. The mid boost just sends an over driven amp to sweet singing saturation, giving you more of your amp's tones, pedal stays transparent. Fat boost is as described, thick, but somehow still sounds like EQ on the amp rather than colored by a pedal.

                        The Spark has earned a permanent spot on my pedal board, along side a MP Sweet Honey, Timmy, OCD, Empress Multidrive, and Lovepedal Purple Plexi.

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