We’ve captured that magic in the Xotic Effects pedalboard staple, EP Booster. Truth be told, many great guitarist like Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen would use an Echoplex, minus the echo. We’ve used 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. So what does this pedal do exactly? This particular pre-amp is modeled after the one that would be found in an old Echoplex. Thats where the EP Booster comes in. One way is kick it on for solos to give your lead a little extra boost and thickness to stand out in the mix. Sometimes when I’m going to small jams, I pack this pedal right in my guitar case, so my tone stands out a bit at the jam, without the need to carry a huge pedal board. Many like the bass boost for a Strat. Other people like to stack the EP Booster with overdrive and fuzz pedals to make the sound a bit more powerful. Other people like to stack the EP Booster with overdrive and fuzz pedals to make the sound a bit more powerful. Cranking that dial means more output. Well its a pre-amp, but not just any pre-amp. Extremely simple to use, this pedal only has one dial. If you haven’t already had a chance, try an Xotic EP Booster.. you might find it’ll add that extra punch that your tone was looking for. If you open up the EP Booster, you’ll notice that there are two internal dip switches to customize the tone a bit. The Xotic EP Booster is more than a simple volume boost; it’s a tonal shaping tool that pushes out all of the right frequencies that are pleasing to the ear. Well it coloured the tone a bit, gave it a boost, and all around just produced an extra shimmer or sparkle if you will. I especially like its small size, making it really easy to travel with. Why? On high gain amp settings, the volume boost from the EP Booster becomes diminished, but the mojo from the pedal remains ever present. Your email address will not be published. If you are a strat player who plays through Fender amps, you know that sometimes you would love a Marshall because of the great midrange it provides. One way is kick it on for solos to give your lead a little extra boost and thickness to stand out in the mix. But you are not willing to give up those glorious Fender cleans. Another way is to leave it on all the time, making your tone fatter. Another way is to leave it on all the time, making your tone fatter. Congratulations on purchasing the Xotic EP-Booster!! Today’s review is on a pedal that I’ve now owned for about a year, the Xotic EP Booster. Its diminutive size and easy use makes it a clear winner, but I would like to see the bass and high-end internal switches moved to … The noise floor does rise as you crank the knob, so only a little bit of this pedal’s characteristic boost may be necessary. The first switch (1) is a bass boost, and the second (2) is a bright switch. But no matter how you use it, it’s hard to get a bad sound from the EP Booster. I found having the bright switch on really made a Les Paul come to life. Really there are a variety of ways to use the EP Boost, you just gotta experiment. The internal DIP switches let you choose the boost level and EQ setting. Personally, I like to use it as a clean boost. Give its that Marshall style fattening, while maintaining the great cleans of the amp. Your email address will not be published. Also, I should mention that this pedal has a pretty great price at $115US (see it on Amazon). Also I forgot to mention, that the main dial on the EP Booster controls the intensity of the effect. Required fields are marked *. There are many ways to use the Xotic EP Booster.