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RC Booster, Guitar/Bass booster from Xotic Effects.


9 user reviews

Xotic Effects RC Booster tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Xotic Effects
  • Model:RC Booster
  • Category:Guitar/Bass boosters
  • Added in our database on: 01/11/2005

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Xotic Effects RC Booster user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 9 reviews )
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nickname00908/19/2011

nickname009's review

Xotic Effects RC Booster
# It's active Treble, Bass ,Gain and Volume controls allow for limitless tone shaping .
# The RC Booster offers a super transparent 20db+ clean boost and a +- 15db 2 band active EQ without ever compromising the integrity of the original TONE.
# It provides a solution to sound degradation, caused by long instrument cables and/or long effect chains between guitar and amp, by strengthening the original signal.
# True bypass for eliminating any signal interference when switched off.

The RC is basically a clean boost pedal that allows you to further shape the EQ with treble and bass knobs. Depending on the original guitar signal it can add the slightest amount of clipping or 'dirt' to the signal.

UTILIZATION

Of course, very simple to use. 4 knobs that will help guide you into creating some very lush and thick boosted guitar tones. Plug in, tweak just a bit, and play.

SOUND QUALITY

The RC has a great thing about it, that it's transparent. Very transparent. So transparent in fact, that if one were to set the knobs correctly you can pretty much not even hear that it's been engaged. And once you adjust the knobs accordingly, you can either fatten the sound of a single coil, or slightly push the amp into the SLIGHTEST bit of overdrive to get a bluesy tone. It's a great pedal and very low gain.

As a high gain overdrive, it's spectacular. Not only does it provide complete transparency, it pushes the amp into overdrive just enough to get that saturated overdrive tones that most hi gain players are looking for. Of course this also depends on the amount of gain one uses. Some like to add gain from the overdrive pedal itself which helps but I've always liked things to be a bit clearer, tighter and try not to overdo it with the gain.

OVERALL OPINION

I think this is my new favorite pedal out of the xotic line. It's so clear and yet subtle but can provide a lot of different textures depending on how you set it. It's very sublte mind you but it definitely does make a difference. It's most likely my most favorite clean boost so far.

I've heard many other users and have been nothing but impressed of the tones I've heard from them whether it was blues or jazz or what have you. Yes, this pedal is mainly geared to more lower-gain styles of music, but it is not to say that the RC can't be used as a hi-gain overdrive as I've stated before, it definitely can depending on the context and the amp that you have of course.

I generally like to use non-made-for-metal pedals for metal. It just seems to work better than most pedals that are actually designed for metal. I can't quite put my finger on why or how. Overall, great clean boost. Very uncompressed, transparent sound. Great!!
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greg047704/30/2014

greg0477's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" splendid!"

Xotic Effects RC Booster
Super simple, 4 knobs simple and very effective!
Fully transparent, and I wanted a booster with bass / treble EQ and believe me it changes everything!
I use it from my pedalboard, then a t-rex comp nova and overdrives (TS9 and dual ht) on Peavey classic 30 first generation and I love it.
I'm getting a very realizes his superb! with a Strat and a Les Paul.
It is upscale and you quickly understand why, especially when I'm fun on the dire straits, the sultan of swing solo comes alive at last! because it enhances the clean sound with a beautiful evolving,.
if I'm in the clear apache I get chills, and the solo still got the blues it adds that little extra that makes all the difference!
forever with this beautiful transparency in the mix.

UTILIZATION

I use it in a blues style rock, funk, to add clarity and to boost some solo!
Coupling the compressor nova t-rex is the bomb! and was the basis of its very strong
that any guitarist (professional or not) research, believe me!

SOUND QUALITY

this pedal is exceptional and this is the best of the Xotic range!
All booster I've tried tend to distort the sound but you will be surprised, yes it is expensive but understand why

OVERALL OPINION

I would buy no problem if he had to let go because it is part of my pedalboard.
For me it is undoubtedly the best size Booster pedal!
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ManuNZ11/29/2013

ManuNZ's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent."

Xotic Effects RC Booster
Pedal that can be used either to saturate either booster.

UTILIZATION

Very simple to use, no need for manual ...

SOUND QUALITY

It is his strong point, the sound.
I find it perfect for completely transparent. It does not change the grain of the amp, it just brings grain or volume, depending on what we want. Even the bass / treble EQ is very effective.
I use it on my first chain effect. It perfectly complements my Peavey Classic 100. It is suitable for a Strat for a Les Paul.

OVERALL OPINION

It's been several years that it is in my pedals, it never leaves me.
I had Ibanez Tube Screamer or Maxon, a Blues Driver and perhaps others .... This pedal is in my view clearly above the rest.
For information on other models of the brand, I also think it is the best.
After that, everything is a matter of using my basic sound satisfies me. RC booster is added to the saturated or raise the overall volume, I do not use it for a new sound. Note also that it has a nice sustain!
It fulfills its role to perfection!
Also note that after a few years of use, the switch has passed away ....
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marcibus04/19/2013

marcibus's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A Swiss Army knife!"

Xotic Effects RC Booster
volume, gain, bass and treble.
an on / off switch

UTILIZATION

Super easy to use, super efficient equalization!

SOUND QUALITY

Gives any amp that soft knee presence and roundness.
Can serve as a low gain overdrive or clean boost.

OVERALL OPINION

Extra, versatile and super transparent.
And in addition it can act as a nice overdrive!
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