Xotic Bass RC Booster or EP Booster?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Big Strings, Jul 8, 2019.


  1. Bass RC Booster

    63.6%
  2. EP Booster

    36.4%
  1. Big Strings

    Big Strings

    Sep 16, 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    I screwed up and sold my RC Booster.
    After a fairly exhaustive search of TB, I haven't
    found a comparison of the two.

    For those of you with experience with or opinions about the two pedals, would the EP Booster offer the same shaping as the RC Booster?

    I'm going to buy the RC, I know I will. But, I'm EP curious.

    Oh, look! I can do a poll!
     
  2. The EP has its own special magic but for most bass players the RC with separate bass and treble controls will offer more utility.
     
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  3. Molnfabrik

    Molnfabrik

    Jul 8, 2019
    Paris, FR
    I use, almost always ON, the RC Booster. It's a gem !
    The EP booster is such a great piece of gear too.
    You also may want to consider the Super Sweet/Super Clean, they're so good ! :)
     
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  4. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Washington, Utah
    John K Custom Basses
    they're both great, but both are completely different.
     
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  5. The EP is from the preamp section of a tape echo delay. I understand it will color your tone.
     
  6. Big Strings

    Big Strings

    Sep 16, 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    Thanks for the input. I did what I knew I would and another RC Booster is on the way.
    I use the RC as a preamp and the BB as an overdrive into a Countryman DI...I know the Tonehammer and other's can simplify this, but having tried several preamp/di's I can't hear what the Xotic combo offers.
     
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  7. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Now you've got me intrigued. I've been wanting a preamp for my second board and an RC booster is looking pretty cool atm.
     
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  8. Big Strings

    Big Strings

    Sep 16, 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    I swear if my pedalboard had a name it'd be Twelves...every pedal I have is set at 12 o'clock. I love the simplicity and the reward for trusting the tone the builders intended. Now, if I could find a way to set my tuner to 12:00....
     
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  9. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    I own and voted for the RC as it offers more flexibility for tone shaping. I have used the EP and it is nice, but more valuable if you have other tone shaping pedals to go along with it.
     
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