It fattens anything up after it so if you want to use it like an overdrive boosting a high gain amp to tighten it up, it's not going to make you happy. Xotic EP booster overall i'm really interested in the Xotic effects pedals, and this one in particular, I'm starting to use quite a few pedals and eventually think i'm gonna need to get something … The EP-3 had a distinctive preamp section which such guitarists used for its subtle, yet mythical effect on their tone. I think the whole point of this pedal is not to be transparent? Xotic stuff is pretty transparent but that wasn't what they were going for with the EP booster. JavaScript is disabled. 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. I have used it either way and liked the results. It's amazing in front of a good clean amp and breathes life into overdrive pedals. Have it dial in around 10:00 and it just kicks the amp in a way that is very musical and easy to play with. It kicks the high and low end and sustains forever. The Echoplex added a touch of drive and warmth to your tone and that is what a pedal emulating its preamp section should do too. It is an amazing little preamp/booster but it's not right for every application. I am a fan of the RC, AC, and BB as well. Providing 20db of volume boost, the EP Booster is a FET-based volume booster … It works great with both my amps. Thoughts on Xotic ep booster? http://www.creationaudiolabs.com/#!mk423/cq2x. Thought I would ask to see if any of you have experience with it and if so what are your thoughts ? Fri, Sep 07, 2012 6:41pm. It boosts, thickens, and sweetens up the sound. I have had my eyes on the Xotic EP Booster for a while. I dig the EP but look at a TC spark or spark mini as well.... had one for a while , thought it was great with single coils but bit too thick for the humbucker guitars i had. I like mine. Congratulations on purchasing the Xotic EP-Booster!! Like the Xotic SP Compressor and Xotic SL Drive pedals, the EP Booster and also be powered at 9V and 18V. The sound is just as clear and full at the higher voltage, and while the difference is again subtle, there is a slight jolt of additional power and impact from running the EP Booster at 18V. It's amazing in front of a good clean amp and breathes life into overdrive pedals. It fattens anything up after it so if you want to use it like an overdrive boosting a high gain amp to tighten it up, it's not going to make you happy. For crunchy or tight rhythm stuff, I prefer my Keeley ts9 or BB. Have it dial in around 10:00 and it just kicks the amp in a way that is very musical and easy to play with. Xotic sought to capture the magic of the EP-3 in a tiny little box. Anyone have one that has compared it to an actual echoplex preamp? I have used it either way and liked the results. I also have mine around 10:00. Thanks. This pedal was not designed to be transparent. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Love mine. The Echoplex added a touch of drive and warmth to your tone and that is what a pedal emulating its preamp section should do too. It boosts, thickens, and sweetens up the sound. We’ve captured that magic in the Xotic Effects pedalboard staple, EP Booster. I like it hitting the front end of my Mark IV for leads. For crunchy or tight rhythm stuff, I prefer my Keeley ts9 or BB. The internal DIP switches let you choose the boost level and EQ setting. This pedal was not designed to be transparent. Love mine. You can put it in your loop or after you dirt pedals for more of a clean boost that doesn't color the tone as much. I've used a maxon 808 for the last few years with my strat to up the level a bit before the amp but while I still think it's a great pedal have been wanting something a little more natural sounding. Age: 50 148. Xotic stuff is pretty transparent but that wasn't what they were going for with the EP booster. Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by whtfalcon777, Aug 20, 2011. whtfalcon777 Gretschie. The EP-Booster is a discrete FET preamp with low impedance output providing up to +20db of unadulterated boost that’s multi-dimensional with shimmering highs and lows. I have used it either way and liked the results. In our Xotic EP Booster … Xotic EP Booster....thoughts? I like it hitting the front end of my Mark IV for leads. Specs: Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by whtfalcon777, Aug 20, 2011. whtfalcon777 Gretschie. I need a good clean boost and the reviews on this sound good . http://www.creationaudiolabs.com/#!mk423/cq2x. The EP booster has had my interest for a little while. 13 thoughts on “ The EP Booster Pedal, Xotic Effects USA ” Brandon says: February 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm I have heard of this pedal! I am a fan of the RC, AC, and BB as well. It constantly pops up in forums and magazines as one of the best pedals of the last 10 years. You can put it in your loop or after you dirt pedals for more of a clean boost that doesn't color the tone as much. Xotic Effects, makers of such pedals as the popular RC and AC Boosters, Robotalk and BB Plus, have graced the effects world once again with a small box that packs quite a punch, the EP Booster. You must log in or register to reply here. It is not transparent, but I like the way it colors it. I think the whole point of this pedal is not to be transparent? Age: 50 148. You can put it in your loop or after you dirt pedals for more of a clean boost that doesn't color the tone as much. Xotic EP Booster through Solid State amp? You can put it in your loop or after you dirt pedals for more of a clean boost that doesn't color the tone as much. Xotic EP Booster....thoughts? I am a fan of the RC, AC, and BB as well. I am a fan of the RC, AC, and BB as well. Xotic stuff is pretty transparent but that wasn't what they were going for with the EP booster. I have used it either way and liked the results. I like mine. It sounds very nice…though I have not had the chance to … JavaScript is disabled. It is not transparent, but I like the way it colors it. It works great with both my amps. awesome pedal does nothing but to to all the amps ive tried it with.. The EP-Booster can be powered by 9-volt up to 18-volts for desired headroom. I also have mine around 10:00. You must log in or register to reply here. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Thought I would ask to see if any of you have experience with it and if so what are your thoughts ? The EP booster seems to be pretty cool, but I can't get a read on whether it's best suited for tube amps or if I should pick one up for use with a solid state (old line 6 spider, clean channel) amp. awesome pedal does nothing but to to all the amps ive tried it with.. I dig the EP but look at a TC spark or spark mini as well.... had one for a while , thought it was great with single coils but bit too thick for the humbucker guitars i had.