I’ve been hearing some talk about the Xotic EP Booster. Been seeing it on a few Pedal Line Friday submissions, and I wanted to take a closer look. Xotic makes some great pedals, and are really creating a giant name for themselves. Looks like the EP Booster is modeled after the preamp side of the Echoplex EP-3. Apparently, the circuit is quite different than the actual Echoplex (since the Echoplex’s preamp had additional requirements, etc). In a nutshell, this is a clean boost, but with more sparkle and definition.
Here is the official description:
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.
We’ve captured that magic in a new Xotic Effects pedal, the EP Booster.
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. 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.
A simple pure boost that pays reverence to the magical EP-3 and captures the celebrated tones of the world’s most famous players.
Here is a video by XoticGuitars:
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