Compact pedal offers drive, boost and EQ options for guitarists 21-Mar-12
TC Electronic tells us that Spark Booster features 26 dB of boost, making it the perfect tool for enhancing existing sounds and highlighting solo or rhythm parts. Here's how they describe it...For guitarists who are looking for tonal options, an active EQ consisting of a Bass and Treble knob provides precise tonal shaping, as well as extended lows and added top-end sparkle. A Gain knob allows for the addition of sweet saturation and compression, and a Mid-boost switch adds loads of mix-cutting clarity to sounds. Spark Booster is also true bypass to ensure maximum tonal integrity. With this balanced set of features, Spark Booster simply adds 'that certain something' without any unwanted tonal shaping. Spark Booster injects punch, body and warmth into pickups, drives amps to peak performance and adds life, grit and tone to guitar set-ups.
TC Electronic's Tore Mogensen, Product Manager for guitar, told us, "Spark Booster is the epitome of what we tried to contribute to the guitar community with drive sounds. After Dark Matter Distortion, Röttweiler Distortion and MojoMojo Overdrive were met with runaway success, we really wanted to round out our efforts in compact drive-effects with a bang. We are an innovative company and hate looking back, but there was no denying that the classic TC Electronic Booster + Line Driver & Distortion would have to be a source of inspiration. From seasoned pros like Scott Ian and Allan Holdsworth to dedicated hobbyists, there are just so many guitarists out there who absolutely love that pedal, but crave modern features and sounds. And so we decided to not go for simply a reissue or something like it, but more of a modern take on what made the Booster + Line Driver & Distortion so special. That result is Spark Booster, and I simply could not be more proud of what we've achieved."Spark Booster Main Features
26 dB of boost
Level knob - drive amps even harder
Place after existing distortion/overdrive to enhance drive sounds
Add grit, life and compression to your tone
Add body, punch and warmth to pickups
Mid-boost - cut through any mix
Active EQ - extended low and high end
True bypass - optimal signal integrity.
Pricing and Availability:
Available: 1 April 2012
Price: USD $129 MAP / EUR 129 SSP / GBP £109 SSP More information: