That Jingle Jangle Sound

BSM release the RMG Treblebooster and VX-C Classic Treble & Bass Booster      03/01/08
That Jingle Jangle Sound


BSM have added two models to their extensive range of booster stompboxes for guitar. Here’s all the details in their own words on the RMG Treblebooster and the VX-C Classic Treble & Bass Booster...
RMG Treblebooster
The BSM RMG model is based on the british Vox Treble & Bass booster made in the late 60's, used by many british bands at this time. Here is a custom version of this Vox unit as a homage to the famous BYRDS guitarist Roger McGuinn and his signature "jingle jangle" sound. The RMG´s customized tone network, makes it the perfect treble booster for all clean sounds. The RMG model includes a tone control, that allows an extraordinary amount of versatility. It can add a lot of twang and spank to any guitar sound. By pronouncing the percussive attack in a very musical way, any guitar will sound more "in the face" that way. With the tone pot set to maximum (5:00 o´clock), the unit will produce a very glassy tone - the classic "jingle jangle" sound of Roger McGuinn during his mid 60s time with the BYRDS, think of "Mr. Tambourine Man" and you are on the right track. When a middle setting is dialed in (12:00 o´clock), the result is a punchy tone, with mild highs and a tight and powerful bass bottom, a perfect sound for any Country/Nashville and Rockabilly style. If it´s set to minimum (7:00 o´clock), you will get a bluesy bottom with enough mids and a little bit of shimmering highs for all you jazz and swing cats out there.
The RMG fits perfectly all kinds of music, where a good clean tone is essential and you can use it for all styles of Country, Rockabilly, Jazz, Swing, Bebop and many more. The RMG can also make any standard Stratocaster sound like a Telecaster guitar ! To take full advantage of the RMG´s possibilities, you should use it together with a compressor. You can run the RMG into the compressor or vice versa, feel free to experiment and find out what you like best.
In general the RMG works better in combination with analog compressors than with digital devices, same with chorus and delay. The RMG sounds great in front of any tube or transistor amp, so it´s one of the very rare boosters, that also work great with transistor amps, often preferred by guitarists playing clean all the time. You can even use your RMG with your acoustic guitar.

VX-C Classic Treble & Bass Booster
The BSM VX-C Classic model is the most authentical copy of the british Vox Treble & Bass booster from the late 60's, used by many british bands at this time. It offers the original tone network and gain from the original, to make it the perfect copy of this out-of-production stompbox. The VX-C Classic model includes a tone control, that allows an extraordinary amount of versatility from a wooly bass tone up to a sparkling high-end vintage sound. It´s also possible to produce the sound of a Wah-Wah pedal, set to a fixed middle position. So you can create the sound of Michael Schenker during his work with UFO or Mick Ronson, a famous guitarist in the early 70s backing band called SPIDERS of David Bowie. In comparison to it´s "hot brother", the VX-T, the VX-C Classic offers less gain and a more old-style tone control, while the VX-T is more focussed to pronounce the mid frequencies.
Pricing and Availability:
RMG Treblebooster MSRP: 295 Euros
VX-C Classic Treble & Bass Booster MSRP: 180 Euros
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