Bigfoot Trouble Booster XL | Ex-demo
The same as the Trouble Booster, but with an added gain control.
What is it?
A germanium treble booster pedal with some unique modern features for unlocking many more great tones.
How does it sound?
The Trouble Booster XL has 2 settings. The Bright mode is inspired by the vintage Greg Fryer and Dallas Rangemaster treble boosters, capturing the classic Vox AC30 Top Boost and Brian May (Queen) sounds. The Normal mode provides a wealth of fatter overdriven tones inspired by Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), packed full of rich harmonics. The addition of a Gain pot unlocks a much wider palette of overdriven tones than ever before.
Although we still use hand picked NOS germanium transistors, we use negative ground wiring so you can integrate the Trouble Booster XL into modern pedalboards. We also added a Gain control, turning the classic treble booster design into a far more flexible pedal with the ability to fine tune the amount of overdrive. It also features an invaluable Bright/Normal switch for toggling between the classic treble booster sound and a fuller, fatter tone.
This is the perfect tool for getting a huge range of low and medium gain vintage overdrive tones from one pedal.
-Gain pot (top left) adjusts the amount of overdrive.
-Volume pot (top right) sets the output level.
-Bright/Normal switch (middle) toggles between the classic treble booster tone and a natural, full-frequency sound.
-On/off footswitch (bottom right) is available with true bypass or buffered bypass wiring options.
-On/off indicator LED (top middle).
-Mono 1/4" input and output jack sockets (side-mounted).
-Industry standard 2.1mm centre negative power supply socket (top-mounted).
9vDC power supply or internally fitted PP3 battery. Current draw > 5mA.
Signal chain placement
Connect it first in the chain, directly to the guitar for optimum performance. Do not place it after a buffered effects unit or it will produce an overly bright sound.
All analogue, hand built in England UK.
-Length 119mm (4.69").
-Width 94mm (3.70").
-Height 30mm (1.18").
-Weight 0.33 kg (0.73 lbs).
Our products are built to order. You will be contacted with an accurate lead time once your order has been received. Typically dispatched within 7-10 days.