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Spark Booster pedal from TC Electronic

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Rooted in Tradition, Aimed at Rebellion

Kick your playing into high gear with Spark Booster, a pedal rocking a completely clean boost and heaps of extra features for a world of tone.

 

  • A whopping 26 dB of boost
  • Gain knob for added grit and dirt
  • Active EQ and toggle switch for precise tonal shaping

Kickstart Your Tone

With a full 26 dB of boost, Spark Booster delivers the juice you need for highlighting solos and nailing that killer lick or riff.

There’s So Much To Gain

The Gain knob allows you to add just a hair (or heaps) of dirt to your tone vastly expanding your tonal palette. The active 2-band EQ function as a powerful set of tone shaping tools allowing you to sculpt your tone with unprecedented precision.

Total Tonal Control

The active 2-band EQ function as a powerful set of tone shaping tools allowing you to sculpt your tone with unprecedented precision. 

The mid-shift toggle allows Spark Booster to focus and amplify all those juicy mid-heavy frequencies that make guitar so great, allowing you to cut through any mix.

Backstage Pass - All Access

The controls on Spark Booster are easy-as-pie but hide a wide range of sounds. This deep yet intuitive approach allows you to enhance your sounds with some spark!

Mini Toggle

Spark Booster features a nifty little toggle that allows you to get a completely clean boost, a little added ‘fatness’ to your tone or a sweet-sounding mid boost that will work miracles for your solos.

Gain

Add a hint of grit and compression to your sound to get the same tone and feel cranking and old tube amp beyond "are you insane?!" to induce ear-bleeding levels of guitar heaven.

Active Bass Knob

extended lows and added tightness at the turn of a knob.

Level

drive amps to peak performance and add body, punch and grit to your gear.

Active Treble Knob

Dark and fat or sweet pristine highs with added sparkle and shimmer - the choice is yours.

Maximum You

TC drive pedals offer true bypass. It simply means that no matter what your setup or situation, they give you optimal signal integrity so the 'you' in your playing shines through with unparalleled clarity and definition.

Spark Booster's Resume

  • 26 dB of boost
  • Level knob - drive amps to peak performance
  • Mid-boost - cut through any mix
  • Active EQ - extended low and high end
  • Place after existing distortion/overdrive to enhance drive sounds
  • Add grit, life and compression to your tone
  • Add body, punch and warmth to pickups
  • True bypass

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Reviews

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.

Check out the full review by 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.

Check out the full review by 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.

Check out the full review by iGuitar
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.

Check out the full review by iHeart Guitar
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.

Check out the full review by 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.

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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!

Check out the full review by Bonedo

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