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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... Read More

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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
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  • 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 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Performances (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Home studio (3)
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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

        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!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Just the boost and only the boost

              By Chuck Wallace

              from Pasadena Texas

              Comments about Xotic EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I purchased this pedal for a gig for a little club where we have an open mic night. As you all know not everyone can "hear" the relative volume. Some guys cant understand how to listen to monitors. This pedal will solve your problems in two ways. 1st way get your am set where you like everything, set your amp up and what you think you need for volume, run the pedal through your amps effects loop, listen and set the pedal to about 9-10 o'clock, play hit the pedal and adjust as needed. When you play lead your lead will cut through and you can just smoke it. 2nd way, just use to "turn up" when you need to project. I highly reccomend this through the effects loop. If you use this booster with a lot of gain this is a must. If you are going clean, use it from your instrument into the front end (input) it will sound very nice. I used this pedal a few minutes before leaving for the gig and when my solo came up I was loud and proud, it offers a lot of boost. You can adjust the tone of you open it. I liked mine the way it came. I hope this helps you, I play Metal and Hard Rock, very fast leads with EMG's usually the neck, this thing is the best boost I have found I can play without killing everyone. I got a lot of compliments on my sound, and questions about this pedal. I expect to see two or three next visit. Enjoy CJWII

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Worth It!

              By WARREN ADKINS

              from Knoxville, Tennessee

              Comments about Xotic EP Booster Guitar Effects Pedal:

              My Blackstar HT Boost gave out and this has stepped in to fill the void very, very, well. It gives TONS of head room and does a fantastic job of articulating notes through my Blackstar amp (which is a somewhat dark sounding amp). It is and will be until it dies, always on in my signal chain.

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