The pedal delivers everything from spank to surf to sheen, and it shares the same construction and operational details as its sibling, the Boost D.L.A. I was able to easily translate some of my studio tricks—such as darkening the timbre of a huge reverb setting, and mixing the wash ever so slightly behind the guitar sound to “three-dimensionalize” solos—using the Mix, Tone, and Feedback (which oscillates to produce spring-reverb effects) knobs. I didn’t use the Rumble control much, as I found little use for diminishing or pumping up low end, nor did I find the Level/Boost function that attractive, as I don’t often solo with reverb. These are personal quirks—other players may love these features, and they do work well. Whether you’re into subtle ripples, or bathing your tone in a virtual ocean, the Boost R.V.B. is a marvelous tool.
Kudos:Excellent sound. Easily tweakable. Tough as nails.
Concerns:Solo boost is overkill, unless you’re a real reverb fiend.
Contact:(973) 777-6996; tech21nyc.com
Somewhere Over the Rainbow with Bob Curiano (Nouveau) (WEB EXCLUSIVE)
Bergantino Audio Systems Releases the New B|Amp
Mitchell Guitars Unveils Their FB Series of Basses
Output Announces New Exhale Expansion - Indie Vocals
Native Instruments Introduces Symphony Essentials
This Week in Free Stuff: TR-626 Sounds; BandLab’s Cloud DAW
Mark Gray Synth Solo
How Charlie Christian Defined the Electric Guitar and the Guitar Hero Myth
Is Taylor Swift the New Eddie Van Halen?
Paul Gilbert: â€œWhy My String Gauges Are Changing All the Timeâ€
Of Mice & Men's Austin Carlile Undergoing Surgery for Health Issues
Megadeth Invite Fans to Celebrate Beer Launch and Dave Mustaine's Birthday at Special Event
Whores Premiere New Song, "Metal Illness as a Mating Ritual"
Seven Contemporary Jazz Guitarists Worth Checking Out
Five Small Things That Make a Big Difference in Your Guitar Playing
Hear the Rolling Stonesâ€™ New Song, â€œHate to See You Goâ€
Copyright ©2016 by NewBay Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 28 East 28th Street, 12th floor, New York, NY 10016 T (212) 378-0400 F (212) 378-0470