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Could an EP Booster replace my comp?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by bruce1448, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. bruce1448

    bruce1448 Member

    Jan 6, 2011
    I typically run a compressor on all the time for a somewhat subtle sustain increase and slight high end EQ boost.

    Recently, I started looking into purchasing an Xotic EP Booster...

    I'm curious if anyone replaced their comp with one of these? Does this sound like an option that would work for me based on how I use my comp?

    Thanks for the help!
  2. alivegy

    alivegy Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    That depends on how hard that you are already hitting the front end of the amp. If you have a lot of headroom left the EpBooster may give you some extra harmonic content, but it isn't going to give you any compression. You'll just get more volume. If you are already hitting the front end of the amp pretty hard and don't have a lot of headroom left the EpBooster will very likely cause your preamps tubes to compress. What that sounds like depends on your guitar/amp/speakers/tubechoices etc. I would give it a shot. I often use a compressor in front of my EpBooster, and you may find that you like them both.
  3. teleclem

    teleclem Member

    Oct 28, 2010
    I actually went from an ep booster to my comp now. More useful, imo.

    You could have both though.
  4. Jim S

    Jim S Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2002
    Incline Village, NV (Lake Tahoe )

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