The Pickup Booster is designed to boost your signal without altering the character of your guitar, while also hiding a few tone-shaping tricks up its sleeve.
The Pickup Booster is for when you love the sound of your guitar but you need a little more: more output, more gain or just a little more control over your guitar’s voice without changing its fundamental character. Think of it as sending your guitar to the gym.
A true-bypass pedal with a class A, low-noise circuit design, Pickup Booster can be used to dial in the tone you need for every situation. It will emphasise your guitar’s natural tone while adding some muscle and fatness. It uses a discrete push-pull output stage for increased drive capability, so even with the Gain knob down to 0dB your signal chain will sound cleaner – even with long cable runs – essentially acting as a buffer on your pedalboard.
Need a humbucker sound out of that vintage Strat? The Resonance Switch makes the pedal interact directly with your pickups, allowing your single coils to emulate either a chunky humbucker sound perfect for classic rock or blues or a high-output tone for rip-roaring solos. If you’re using humbuckers, Position 1 will give your guitar a little more ‘teeth,’ while Position 2 gives you a hint of that ‘cocked-wah’ tone filter vibe which is great for leads.
Like all of our pedals, Pickup Booster is designed and assembled at our Santa Barbara, California factory by the same team responsible for our legendary pickups.
Type of circuitry: Fully discrete, Class A
Gain range: 0 to 25 dB
Bypass: True bypass
Pickup Resonance Switch: Makes a single coil pickup sound like a vintage humbucker (“1”) or high output humbucker (“2”)
Frequency Response: -3dB at 30Hz and 38 kHz
Distortion: < 0.02% at 200mV RMS output
Noise: -120 dBV (referred to input with gain set at 25dB)
Input impedance: 250K Ohms (when effect is “on”)
Output impedance: 150 Ohms
Power: 9V battery or external 9 to 18V Regulated DC Adapter (center negative)
Current consumption: 4.5mA @ 9V (when LED is “on”), 3mA @ 9V (when LED is “off”). Currents at 18V are 11mA and 8mA, respectively
Dimensions: 2.61” X 4.90” X 1.45”
Weight: 0.8lb. without battery