The Pigtronix PXBST Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal injects line or instrument level signals with the appropriate boost to be heard, without introducing unwanted noise or distortion into the signal. Designed with a single control knob that attenuates the "Class A" J-Fet transistor, giving your guitar's sweet tones a lift couldn't be easier or smoother.
As noted above, the control layout consists of a signal Gain pot, which allows you to subtly lift your guitar's natural tones beautifully. The real magic happens inside the pedal, unseen yet not unheard. Whether you have active or passive pickups (and even line level signals are included in this), the Class A Boost pedal can pump up to 20dB without ever clipping your signal. There is a perfectly flat frequency response from 20Hz to 20kHz, so you can rest assured that even the most delicate nuances of your tone is preserved with the utmost transparency.
Plays well with others
The beauty of the Class A Boost's noiseless performance allows you to pop it anywhere you choose in your signal chain. If you place if after your favourite overdrive pedal, you can boost that beautifully before it slides into your recording equipment, live PA mixing desk, or into your amplifier, for an unbelievably cool, crisp, overdrive with just the right level of saturation. If you want to push the pre-amp stage of your tube amp, crank up the Class A Boost before it hits your amp input, then you can attenuate your amp's preamp to find your sweet spot.
The Pigtronix PXBST Class A Boost Guitar Effects is small yet perfectly formed, sitting at a discreet 25 x 61 x 112 mm, allowing it to slot easily into the most complex of pedal board arrangements. Adding a reliable boost pedal to your arsenal may not seem as glamourous or exciting as a new delay unit, distortion pedal, reverb, etc., but for those who have a boost pedal – perhaps even saved a life when they’ve experienced that heart-stopping moment when a tube amp dies five minutes before you hit the stage -, they are an undervalued and highly useful piece of gear.
Preserving tone whilst delivering a signal boost of up to 20dB is no easy task, yet the guys at Pigtronix make it seem so with the superb Class A Boost Guitar Effects Pedal. All you need is the included 18V power supply and you're all set.
Manufacturer Pigtronix Model PXBST Class A Boost Instrument Preamp Pedal Dimensions (H x W x D) 25 x 61 x 112 Controls Gain
Included Accessories 18VDC 300mA power supply
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