Xotic AC booster versions

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  1. MERCYFULFATE

    MERCYFULFATE Member

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    i have noticed lately there are a couple of different versions of this pedal. i think the older ones have the led by the footswitch. i have also read the older ones (led by the footswitch) are more gainy than the newer ones.(led at the top of pedal)

    can anyone expand on this?
    thanks.
     
  2. bluesjuke

    bluesjuke Disrespected Elder

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    The newer ones (second ver.) are less "fizzy" due to 2 more diodes added.
    Not less gain but a smoother gain.
     
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    The older version with the led right above the switch sounds a little more compressed to me.
     
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    thanks guys, i have an eq i can deal with fizzy.lol
     
  5. lifeinsong

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    The main problem with the original AC Booster was the footswitch's going bad.
     
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    I've also been told that the first version can be upgraded by Xotic for $25. to the new version.

    IIRC the second version also is more transparent.
     
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    This is true. I've been using the old version since it first came out and the switch does screw up once in a while.
     

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