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Xotic 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.
Xotic Effects have captured that magic in a new bo... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.
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.

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  • Provides up to +20dB of boost
Specifications
  • 3.5"x 1.5" x 1.5"
    Powered by 9-volt up to 18-volts
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XoticEP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Responsive (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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5.0

The EP booster is a really great pedal.

By None

from louis. ky

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Xotic EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

    I would most definitely recommend this pedal to all musician's. For such a simple pedal it has many uses. Boost when you need it !! Its got a really clear punch and bite that is not manipulated by its inner works at all. Thanks Xotic.

     
    5.0

    Buy this mother!

    By Little Nickel

    from Bellingham, WA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Xotic EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This pedal is a must have for me. I've found the tone it produces is what I've been looking for! I have this pedal in front of all my others with the dial at about 8 o'clock and it just makes everything sound better. I'm running a classic vibe tele and a pro junior and It makes the combo sing. Step on a the Tube Screamer and it delivers a tasty, saturated blues tone. Step on the Angry Charlie and wreck shop! I love this booster!

       
      5.0

      Great for bass too

      By James

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Xotic EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I'm using this to boost the output of my Jazz bass to a similar level as my Gibson Thunderbird (stock pickups) and P-bass w/ EMGs. It does a wonderful job of waking up the overall tone from the Lindy Fralin pickups without adding much in the way of coloration.

       
      4.0

      Amazing Booster

      By FDG

      from Buenos Aires

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Xotic EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Amazing Booster!

         
        5.0

        Exactly what you think it should be

        By Hmmm

        from Orange County CA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Xotic EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

          I use this to push the front-end of a clean amp. It gives that nice classic pushed amp sound. It also pushes a drive sound nicely, but my primary use is for that classic drive.

           
          5.0

          Expensive, but worth every penny.

          By Guito Gambini

          from Salt Lake City

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Xotic EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

            I recently purchased a Mesa Minirectifier head to sit on a 4x12 Vintage 30 cab. I was surprisingly dissapointed with the sound it produced. Having a selection of high gain heads (Marshall, EVH, Peavey), I figured I'd roll the gain until I got a sweet sustain and singing lead tone. Well, by the time I got there, I also had a ton of fizz. Seems that once you roll the gain past 7 or so, you get a ton of mosquito fizz with your gain. That's why I began looking at the boost pedals.

            I tried one of the other boost pedals and, by the time I got any gain out of it, I had nothing but feedback on the gain channel. Reluctantly, I gave this pedal a try. Wow! If my amp is on, so is this pedal. The clean tones are so much more warm an bright. Words won't do it justice. As for the gain channel, I keep the EP Boost on about 10:00 (3-4). I have rolled my Minirectifier gain back to about 6.5. At this level, I'm getting the heavy distortion and punch I'm after and I'm not yet getting any annoying mosquito fizz. At this level, I'm not getting the sustain and singing tone though. I click on the EP Boost and I'm set. It takes the fizzless, mean, punchy Mesa tone and gives it endless sustain and smoothness. Unlike an overdrive pedal, I can switch between clean and gain channels without having to turn it off. I recommend this pedal to anyone looking to capture, boost and enhance their amp's exiting gain AND clean channrls.

             
            5.0

            Fantastic effect pedal even at minimum gain!

            By Jon Snow

            from Beaverton, Or

            About Me Experienced

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Always Being On
            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Xotic EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

            As soon as I plugged this in at guitar center I was blown away. Even at the lowest setting I can hear it improving my tone. I am currently running it right after my Xotic BB Pre-amp and it just gives me the best overdrive that I've ever had the chance to play with!

             
            5.0

            A great pedal

            By megasuss

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Xotic EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

              This pedal has tons of clean boost. I use it live for solos. It's much easier to use than a volume pedal and takes up a lot less space on the pedal board.

               
              4.0

              Best I've used

              By yeah

              from Boston

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Xotic EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I don't write reviews, but I thought this pedal deserved it. You know what it does and you know what its used for, so I'll just stick with the important facts. 1) Its quiet. I run it after my distortion pedals was a solo boost and its quiet enough so that I barely notice if its on. (granted to properly judge a pedal's noise you have to know enough to turn the volume knob on your guitar all the way off and then listen for noise, so that you hear only the noise the pedal is making and not the noise of your pickups. Strangely, some people don't know this) 2) The tone is just right. It is IMO more transparent than what people say. The coloration is very subtle. It won't change your vibe. To me most transparent clean boosts sound brittle, but this boost sounds warm and doesn't have a stiff hand feel like most boosts, all while being faithful to your tone.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Big things come in small packages!

                  By Daniel

                  from Cambridge, ON, Canada

                  Comments about Xotic EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  I am so pleased with this pedal. I consider myself a bit of a tone chaser and this one pedal alone has been a great upgrade for me. I was originally looking for a second boost pedal as I found my first pedal (Keeley Katana) sounded so great turned on that I never wanted to turn it off, and now I needed something for solos. When I started looking around this EP booster jumped ahead in reviews and when I tried it the EP booster was so good! I find for me that the boost is actually more clear than my Katana, and it adds some depth and warmth to my overall sound. I've actually opted to have the EP booster turned on all the time in my setup, to drive my other pedals more and take advantage of the increase in tone quality. The bonus, it's so small it's super easy to find a space to squeeze it in on your board! Highly recommend this one!

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