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Tech 21 Boost Overdrive Effects Pedal

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Product Price $149.0
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Distortion, dirt, grit, grind, fuzz, overdrive, chunk...It goes by many names, comes in many flavors and they’re all good. Unfortunately, finding tha...Click To Read More About This Product

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An overdrive + boost that will propel your sound to new heights of gritty goodness.

Distortion, dirt, grit, grind, fuzz, overdrive, chunk...It goes by many names, comes in many flavors and they’re all good. Unfortunately, finding that sweet spot isn’t so easy with vintage pedals. You need to deal with noise, signal loss, tones that can change with battery life and even the temperature on stage. Some of those old Germanium-powered effects are more sensitive than a train-car of nitro.

Tech 21’s all-analog circuitry squeezes righteous, vintage tones out of every Boost Series pedal with modern dependability. Designed and built from the ground up utilizing the best individually-selected, hand-biased discreet components, each unit delivers optimized performance with studio-quiet operation. And we call them Boost pedals for a reason. Alongside a wealth of hot driven tones, there is a powerful boost function that delivers up to an incredible 21dB of clean boost, which can be used independently from the effect. It is a true post-boost, punching up the tone you dialed in, not smothering it in unwanted distortion. From the high-impedance input to the sweepable low-pass filter in the tone control, your tone will be open and controllable in every setting.

Putting an overdrive pedal in front of a hard-pushed amp has been the secret weapon for generations of guitarists wanting to punch up the midrange and add sustain. The Boost Overdrive is packed with voluminous amounts of screamin’ tone. Just hit the Boost switch to go bigger and badder. The unique SPARKLE control adds upper harmonics for an open, snappy sound.

FEATURES
  • All-analog circuitry
  • 21dB of clean boost, which can be used independently from the effect
  • High-impedance input
  • Sweepable low-pass filter
  • Level, Tone, Drive, Sparkle and Boost controls

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Tech 21Boost Overdrive Effects Pedal
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good OD if you get it on a deal

By that guy

from New Jersey

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Pros

  • versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • rock

    Comments about Tech 21 Boost Overdrive Effects Pedal:

    I think I have finally found my go-to overdrive pedal! This thing is versatile and sounds really smooth no matter how much you tweak the knobs. The youtube video out there on Tech 21's site does a really good job of demo-ing it my opinion. This was a rare case when the pedal's performance in real life actually matched my expectations from a video.

    The trick to this pedal is using it on a very clean amp. I got muddy sounds when trying to mix tube amp distortion with this one, but using this as the only drive on a clean tuber gives a tight and crisp sound. My favorite thing though is how full and saturated the Drive knob gets when it's dimed. It gets crunchy! I am considering using this as my main tone workhorse instead of just for leads. This pedal could probably do metal but I would not rely on it for that.

    Here's some things I noticed about this pedal, not that they are all bad they just stuck out to me. The foot switches are really easy to press, and a "light tapper" might miss hitting them. I hope they don't wear out over time, though they are probably less likely to wear out than "sharp clicker" switches I'm used to. If you want to engage the drive and boost together, you will need to hit both switches at the same time - sounds obvious but worth mentioning. Last, I was kinda bummed that this does not come with an AC adapter, though my old Boss PSA works just fine with it. It does come in a fancy tin box which some might like but I think is kind of cheezy.

    Overall I am very pleased with this pedal!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I dont buy a lot of pedals.

    By Dontjump

    from Houston

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    Comments about Tech 21 Boost Overdrive Effects Pedal:

    I found this in Deal of the Day. I reviewed it by comments and Youtube video. I ordered and received the pedal in two days. I was very surprised how well the pedal works on overdrive and on distortion. Both effects with independent controls on its output. A+ rating !

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    SDoD wasnt so Stupid!

    By Boxcar Stewart

    from Kansas City, Mo.

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    Comments about Tech 21 Boost Overdrive Effects Pedal:

    Im a rhythm player. I was shopping for a clean boost to reinforce my tone after passing from cable, through pedals, and through another cable. I read reviews on this pedal and most said the boost alone was worth the price. This sucker popped on Stupid Deal of the Day and I nabbed it! And the boost is B.A. So, I got a supersweet clean boost and an overdrive pedal for less than a hundad! And made in the USA! I cant really comment on the overdrive because I wasnt after it, but it is fun to play and experiment with.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would bu this product again...

    By DAkidd...

    from Florida...

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    Comments about Tech 21 Boost Overdrive Effects Pedal:

    Has a great boost...

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Well built, but poor sound quality......

    By Lost in the 60's

    from Columbus Ohio

    Comments about Tech 21 Boost Overdrive Effects Pedal:

    Got this pedal during a sale at MusiciansFriend. I was looking for a decent quality distortion device to use as a back-up to my multi-effects pedal. Ran it through my Deluxe Reverb Amp. Tried it with both a Fender Stratocaster and a Gibson ES - 333. Never really found a good sound though. Very muddy and compressed sounding. I tried numerous setting configurations to no avail. Ended up sending it back. Glad I didn't pay the regular price.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great value!

    By A String

    from Kalamazoo

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Tech 21 Boost Overdrive Effects Pedal:

    Love this pedal! The overdrive doesn't sound muddy. Really adjustable using volume control on your guitar. Love the boost feature for leads. I bought this on sale because the boost had its own switch. Very happy with this pedal. I would buy it again!

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    5.0

    Get it now!!!!!!

    By Jason

    from Lafayette, Ga

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

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      Comments about Tech 21 Boost Overdrive Effects Pedal:

      This thing sounds great. I don't know what else to say. It doesn't do megadeth or metallica but it comes close. It responds well to decreased volume and cleans up well. Has a good "brown" sound also. Tech21 makes some of the best effects. I haven't had any problems so far.

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