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Spark Booster pedal from TC Electronic

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ポテンシャルを最大限に引き出すペダル

Spark Booster はギター・サウンドに粘りとコンプ感を加え、その可能性を最大限に引き出すアナログ・クリーン・ブースター/ソフト・オーバードライブ・ペダルです。

 

  • 26 dB のクリーン・ブースト
  • アンプからより強烈なドライブを引き出す LEVEL ノブ
  • 音を作り込めるアクティブ EQ およびトーン・スイッチャー

パワフルなブースト

Spark Booster に搭載されている LEVEL ノブは 26 dB もの純粋なレベル・ブーストを実現。オーバードライブやディストーションなどの歪みペダル、そしてアンプからもピーク・パフォーマンスを引き出します。

充実したコントロール群

GAIN ノブでは繊細なゲイン/コンプの適用が可能で、ゲインを上げると大音量のアンプを思わせるナチュラルな歪みが得られます。アクティブ EQ コントロール部には低域と高域を整える BASS と TREBLE ノブを装備。柔軟なトーン・シェイピングが可能です。

便利なトーン・スイッチャー

トーン・スイッチャーを使って MID モードに切り替えると、中域を持ち上げることができます。CLEAN モードでは入力信号の EQ 分布をそのままに、ナチュラルなレベル・ブーストが可能です。

主な機能・ノブ/スイッチ構成

Spark Booster のコントロール群は操作がシンプルにまとめられていながらも、多彩なサウンドを作り込めます。直観的に使えながら細部まで調整でき、あなたのサウンド・パレットは大きく広がることでしょう。

ボイス・セレクター

3 種類のブースト・モード間を切り替えます。ロー・エンドが自然にブーストされる「FAT」/「CLEAN」なレベル・ブースト/中音域を持ち上げ、特にソロ演奏で効果を発揮する「MID」ブーストがあります。

GAIN ノブ

右に回すと、真空管アンプの音量を目いっぱい上げた状態に似た、微妙なひずみとコンプレッションを加えることができます。これにより純粋なブーストがさらに本格的なサウンドになります。

BASS ノブ

低域をアクティブに増減させます。特に大型キャビネット使用時には、ベースを下げるとよりタイトなサウンドが得られます。

LEVEL ノブ

全体のレベルを調節します。使う頻度がいちばん高いため、使いやすい右上隅に配置されています。

TREBLE ノブ

高域をアクティブに増減させます。トレブルを上げると、バンド全体のなかで埋もれにくいサウンドが得られます。

True Bypass

TC のドライブ・ペダル製品にはトゥルー・バイパスが装備されています。使用環境に関わらず、常に最適なクオリティーのオーディオ信号を得ることができます。

Spark Booster の主な特徴

  • 26 dB のクリーン・ブースト
  • 強烈なドライブを引き出す LEVEL ノブ
  • トーンの主張を強める「MID」ブースト
  • ローおよびハイエンドを拡張するアクティブ EQ
  • ひずみペダルのあとに接続し、ドライブ・サウンドをエンハンス
  • サウンドに真空管アンプの質感とコンプレッションを付加
  • サウンドに重厚感、パンチまたは温かみを加えるトーン調整 EQ
  • トゥルー・バイパス

ギャラリー

Spark Booster アーティスト

レビュー

Guitar World
by Paul Riario

The Spark Booster is an excellent tool whether left on to compliment your existing tone or to highlight solo sections or rhythm parts. The Bass and Treble knobs work harmoniously to cut and boost those frequencies without sounding woofy or harsh. (...) For a boost, it’s my new go-to. I just added it to one of my main pedal boards.

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Guitarist
by Trevor Curwen

Clean or dirty boost, tonal shift or no tonal shift - there are so many ways to use the Spark to get your sound to the next level. Single knob boosters may offer simplicity, but the Spark Booster's versatility earns it a place on our board, and, we suspect, many others.

続きを読む Guitarist
Total Guitar
by Alun Lower

Playing with each control is very intuitive and really does give extra life and flavour to your tone. Whether you've picked up any of TC's other drive pedals or not, you'll be in fine company with the Spark Booster. Massage into rig to revitalize dull, lifeless tone.

Premier Guitar
by Matt Holliman

Many boost type effects keep a simple circuit design with minimal control (usually just a gain knob) for easy, out-of-the-box use. That's all well and good—it suits many playing styles—but if you've found yourself needing a bit more control over that basic approach, the Spark Booster will expand your EQ-tweaking capabilities significantly. And with all those knobs within reach, you'll undoubtedly uncover uses that may find you replacing your old boost—and potentially a few other pedals in your chain as well.

続きを読む Premier Guitar
iGuitar
by Rick Graham

Long sustained notes bloomed into beautifully musical feedback and the tone was nothing short of inspirational! It's very well made and is thoroughly inspiring to use and with the fantastic features it offers at such a good price, it's pretty hard to beat.

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nickguitarify.com
by Nick Ioannou

Possibly my favourite guitar pedal of modern times, the TC Electronic Spark Booster pedal is as transparent as they come and usable in a variety of situations. I set it to drive the front end of my Fender Blues Junior amplifier, adding grit and a wonderful compression that always sounds great.

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iHeart Guitar
by Peter Hodgson

The real superstar though is the Mid setting. This mode gooses this crucial range by just enough to create a vocal, expressive lead sound. Tailor it further by using the Gain knob for more dirt or the Level to make your amp work for it, then sculpt the top and bottom with the Bass and Treble controls, and very soon you’ll find a stockpile of fat lead sounds from Satriani to Fripp. It really is a deceptively flexible tone machine, a veritable mothership of tone and gain.

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Performer Magazine
by Chris Devine

Connecting it to a tube amp really brings out the feeling of “more.” It’s shallower than an overdrive, but really highlights the best in the guitar and the amp. With 26db of boost, it has plenty of sound, and the gain can add plenty of grit.

続きを読む Performer Magazine
Guitare Xtreme
by Paco Fernandes

Spark Booster is one of those pedals that your tone has been longing for. It is that small trick that makes your good amp sound like a monstrously good amp. It is that small part that makes the whole difference. Once you’ve tried it out, you can’t really live without it…

Delicious Audio
by Shane O'Connor

In a quick recording session where the vibe of the moment is just as important as getting a great guitar sound, I found this pedal to be extremely useful. After tracking rhythm guitars we decided upon adding some noisy fuzzed out layers to the chorus of the song. I used the Spark Booster in front of a boutique fuzz pedal to push the fuzz pedal into a new sonic territory. The result was a smoother, less broken up fuzz that could have sustaining highs and lows that would usually be found with intense amounts of fuzz.

続きを読む Delicious Audio
Lone Phantom
by Stephen Smith

The real icing on the cake though is the active bass and treble controls. These really allow you to shape your tone perfectly when using the Spark Booster. They are subtle enough to not drastically alter your base tone, but rather sweeten what you already have. (...) Not only does it work fantastically as a boost pedal, it really excels at over-driving clean and dirty tones to perfection. The Spark Booster truly is the perfect pedal for every players arsenal, no matter what style of music you play.

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Bonedo
by Bassel el Hallak

I warmly recommend Spark. It breathes new life into even the most tired amp and with the extremely effective sound controls, it allows you to violently 'bend' and adjust the sound to your own taste. Top!

続きを読む Bonedo
Audiofanzine
by Super Chenet

Spark Booster is fat and heavy. It improves your tone, your own sound, and that makes it attractive!

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