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Clean Boost and Mild Overdrive
The Mesa Boogie Tone Burst is a low-gain pedal that can be used as a transparent boost or a mild overdrive. The Tone Burst features up to +20dB of clean boost that can push the front end of your valve amplifier into increased saturation, or it can be connected in your effects loop to create a boosted solo tone.
The Tone Burst delivers an incredibly transparent and dynamic musical response which is perfect for taking your guitar to the edge of breakup and just beyond - it responds extremely well to both single coil and humbucker-equipped guitars.
A Bass and Treble control provides up to +/-12dB of boost or cut, letting you shape your tone and match your guitar to your amplifier. This EQ section can be used as a utility effect when switching between humbuckers and single coils, or it can be used to sculpt your tone.
True Bypass & Rugged Build Quality
The Tone Burst has a true bypass which means you'll maintain optimal signal clarity when the pedal is disengaged. The pedal is designed and handcrafted in Petaluma, California, and it features the renowned build quality and rugged construction standards that Mesa Boogie is known for.
Guitarist Magazine gave the Mesa Boogie Tone-Burst 4.5 stars out of 5:
" Boost is a much misunderstood 'effect', if we dare call it that, primarily because a simple gain boost without any additional overdrive can affect amplifiers in very different ways, depending on how the amp is set. For example, you might want the boost to take your clean signal to a higher clean level, or you might want the boost to send an already overdriving amp further into saturation and compression.
The Tone-Burst can do both jobs - and everything in between - offering up to 20dB boost. You also get powerful, active bass and treble EQ boost/ cut, which is extremely useful depending on what amps and guitars you're using…
The Tone-Burst is a boost we'd recommend to anyone for the quality of its sounds and feel, professional build and versatile control setup: it's a sure-fire winner when paired with any quality valve amp."
Read the full review on the Music Radar Website
About Mesa Boogie
Petaluma-based Mesa Boogie is an American amp manufacturing company, established in 1971 by Randall Smith as a small repair shop initially. After producing amplifiers for prominent early customers including Carlos Santana and Ron Wood, Mesa Boogie quickly gained a reputation as a high-end amp designer with its iconic Mark Series amplifiers, still produced today. Mesa Boogie is now a prolific company with a key range of amplifiers including the Mark series, the Rectifier series, and the Express line. With players in all genres, from progressive metal to blues, rock, jazz, alt-rock and more, Mesa Boogie is widely regarded as one of the ultimate premium amplifier manufacturers, with a huge fan-base and diverse range of professional players.
- Designed and handcrafted in Petaluma, California, USA
- True bypass switching
- Gain control takes you from boost to mild overdrive
- Master level with up to +20db range
- Bass and treble with +/- 12dB of boost or cut
- Optional 9v battery or DC power
- Type: Boost
- Controls: Level, Gain, Bass, Treble
- Bypass: True Bypass
- Power: 9V Battery Powered (not included), 9V DC (center negative, 2.1mm x 5.5mm)
- Power Draw: 15mA
- Input Impedance: 2M Ohm (500k Ohm minimum)
- Output Impedance: 10k Ohm
- Dimensions (W/D/H): 2.87'' x 4.77'' x 2.28'' (73mm x 122mm x 58mm)
- Weight: 0.802 lbs. (364g) with battery, 0.702 lbs. (319g) without battery