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Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal   

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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.Xoti...Read More

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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!

SPECIFICATIONS

EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal

  • 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 39 reviews)

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    (38)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (36)
  • Excellent sound quality (36)
  • Responsive (27)
  • Versatile (18)
  • Good selection of effects (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (33)
  • Professional recording (23)
  • Outdoor events / games (17)
  • Home studio (16)
  • Amateur recording (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (26), Professional musician (10)

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5.0

Buy it!!!!!!

By Chuck

from undisclosed

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Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

Awesome pedal!!!!! Great tone shaper. Turn it on and leave it on. I also run it through the front of a blackstar ID 60 and it really wakes it up.

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5.0

Would buy another with no hesitation.

By crispy

from St. Louis Mo.

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

    The EP Booster will take an already good amp and make it excel, fill it with rich.full harmonics,and puts it right in the sweet spot.the kind of tone the will make the hairs stand and tears fall. If there is only one pedal you can have treat yourself to the EP Booster. But why does it have a foot switch? You'll never turn it off.

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    5.0

    Nice Boost

    By Greg

    from Delmar, NY

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Does what it says. Range of boost very good. Very quiet. Seems to color the tone slightly (in a good way IMO).

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      5.0

      Best in Breed

      By Wes

      from Great Lakes

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I've tried many so-called "clean" boosts & most end up coloring the sound & amount to an overdrive turned down (and OD's aren't at 0 when they're turned to 0). This pedal is a godsend for single-coil players who need to get a full-sound that would normally only be achieved when the output stage of their amp is turned up. I play instrumental surf (and some Shadows/Scandinavian Rautalanka stuff). It's completely impractical most times to crank the power section of a Bandmaster or Vox to get that. This pedal fills out the tone without adding ANY distortion-type coloration at all, other than a pleasing blossoming of the guitars signal.

        Running both Fender & Vox amps (sometimes singly, sometimes together) pedal is used as an almost-always-on pedal,beginning of the chain. The mode selected on the internal DIP switches is for Unity Gain (0 means 0) and the Bright(Flat) EQ setting (more on that). The knob is only cracked to about 8:30 or 9:00. The only time it's off is because a tape-echo emulation already has some pre-amp built-into the sound, particularly into the Vox, or when the goal is simply Jazzmaster --> reverb tank --> amp. With the Strat it's always on.

        Even with the knob turned up to 12:00 it's still not an overdrive, but may nicely push your amp's pre-amp section into that pleasant region where it sounds like it's working for a living. I run Unity Gain setting vs. the +3dB boost because, frankly, +3dB is ALOT. At Unity Gain you tailor the amount better (my view) so that you're letting the tonal variations have the guitar stand out, rather than slamming someone with volume.

        2 tiny irritations, neither of which would give me reservations about buying it and one of them applies to most pedal makers. First, in the documentation they call the 2nd DIP switch Bright (EQ Flat), on or off. Well, which is it? Answer, it's flat. Unless you want to darken things up leave it flat.

        Second, Dear Pedal Makers: Don't ship your pedals with 9V battery already connected.

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        5.0

        A must have

        By gpiccin

        from Brazil

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I only saw online reviews before buying this little monster and i'm totally chocked on how awesome it is. A must have for the rest of my life on any pedal board I'll ever have. Brightens the sound and boosts the exactly amount of gain I ever dreamed of.
          Not mentioning it's minimalist size, which fits everywhere.

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          5.0

          Small package, big boost

          By Rockerduck

          from Marietta, Ga.

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

            There are many boost pedals out there, but none of them can do what this Xotic boost can do for single coil guitars. It boosts the right frequencies for tone.

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            5.0

            Stop reading reviews and order it now!

            By Teacherman1984

            from Hot Springs Village, AR

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Pagetastic!
            • Vanmasing!

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Perfecting Tone
              • Performances

              Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This pedal is incredible! No Youtube demos come close to doing it justice. It can be set to unity gain to only add beef and sparkle without a volume boost. It's PageVanawesome vibe gets even more pronounced when the gain is increased. I'm running it into a Fargen Retro Classic Plexi Clone and using it to boost gain on my Strat. No words can truly do justice to the subtle, yet incredible, way it fattens and sweetens your tone. I plan to buy another for an additional gain stage!

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              5.0

              Good pedal all around

              By Oinkus

              from Yorktown VA

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              • 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 is a great pedal for a decent price. It has some versatility with the internal switches and can be placed at different places in your chain.I think if you want focus for your leads , it works well as a boost to a dirty signal. As a preamp in the front of the chain that is always on to add to your sound is also a good way to use it.I have been impressed with every Xotic mini that I have used and will buy more products from them.

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                5.0

                Great for leads, but so much more

                By Clifton

                from Gilbert, AZ

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality

                Cons

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                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Most boost pedals I shied away from, because I wasn't down for something to color my sound. I wanted to find the most transparent boost possible; however, because of this pedal's small footprint, I tried it out.
                  I ended up buying it BECAUSE of the sound coloration. The "bright" DIP switch inside the pedal gave it such a great tone that made my solos sing; when I was ready to be heard I was HEARD. The +20dB should be enough for anyone for a boost, but don't just count this as a boost pedal; you can put this on a distorted amp to give it more sustain and chunk up the tone, or if you like the colored sound you can put this as a preamp in front of your pedals and just set your amp's volume accordingly. I use this mainly for solo boosts, but there are many more applications you could use for this little beauty.

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                  5.0

                  Schwing!

                  By lazyspaceman3

                  from parker, co.

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                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Xotic Effects EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    This thingy will make your rig sound even better. I know my stuff sounds good, because that's the feedback ive always received. But this thing kicks the quality up even more so. Hard to explain. It's an EQ, and Aural Exciter/Sonic Maximizer for guitar. Plus it's internally adjustable. Just find which setting works best for your rig, and leave it. Pedals sounds better. It's worth every penny. It will stay on, all the time!

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