Dirty guitar booster with an instant vintage character

Product Overview

The Trouble Booster is a dirty guitar booster with an instant vintage character

It creates an authentically vintage range of overdrive tones by interacting with your guitar's pickups in a unique way before boosting their signal into the input of your amplifier. This results in a very pure signal path that isn't 'clipped' into distortion, but pushed.

Designed around an original germanium transistor, our special circuit operates similarly to a valve (tube) gain stage, producing a thick, warm overdriven tone as smooth and naturally compressed as a vintage amplifier.

In order to increase note definition without compromising the vintage charm, the Bright switch doesn't add treble, but removes some of the low frequency information for more detailed tones.

At higher Volume settings the pedal will conjure feedback and sustain from your guitar that you never knew it was capable of.

Features

  • Designed and built in England using all-analogue circuitry and the finest quality parts
  • Housed in a rugged and lightweight aluminium enclosure which is silk-screened by hand for a great looking finish that really stands out from the crowd
  • Each pedal is hand serial numbered and chronicled in our records to protect your investment
  • Built with the professional musician in mind, the pedal can be powered either by an industry standard 9vDC power supply, or a 9v PP3 battery fitted internally. With a current draw of >2mA, you'll have no problems leaving this one on
  • We ensure you don't lose any high frequency content from your guitar when the pedal is switched off by using buffered bypass wiring

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Product Features

  • Designed and built in England using all-analogue circuitry and the finest quality parts
  • Housed in a rugged and lightweight aluminium enclosure which is silk-screened by hand for a great looking finish that really stands out from the crowd
  • Each pedal is hand serial numbered and chronicled in our records to protect your investment
  • Built with the professional musician in mind, the pedal can be powered either by an industry standard 9vDC power supply, or a 9v PP3 battery fitted internally. With a current draw of >2mA, you'll have no problems leaving this one on
  • We ensure you don't lose any high frequency content from your guitar when the pedal is switched off by using buffered bypass wiring

 

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Review Snippets

"If your valves are already cooking away, this is a pedal that will take things further and enhance the tonality with a saturated richness, laden with harmonics. The normal mode offers a fat sound with an enhanced top end, while the bright mode offers a defined bite to the note that cuts through. All this with a sensitivity that responds well to variations in pick attack and guitar volume. If you are looking for extra richness, harmonics and sustain, this delivers in two distinct flavours. Boost like the Rev Gibbons himself."
Guitarist magazine
"Deployed first on my pedalboard, it did impart some "more of a good thing" mojo. It's sonic magic!"
Guitar Player magazine
"Just spent a few days in the studio with it and had a blast."
Marc Ford (The Black Crowes / Ben Harper / Gov't Mule)