OFFERS MORE THAN +16DB OF EXTRA GAIN WITH ZERO SONIC COLORATION
While the Boost MKII offers a myriad of useful functions, it’s a clean booster pedal at heart. Its straightforward Level knob ranges from unity gain to a healthy +16dB. Placing the Boost MKII in front of your amp or dirt boxes adds saturation and sustain to your signal, while placing it after your preamp and dirt boxes gives you a full-range level increase. Best off all, the Boost MKII doesn’t change the tone of anything that comes before it — it’s sonically invisible.
INPUT AND OUTPUT BUFFERS OPTIMIZE YOUR SIGNAL PATH FOR MAXIMUM TONE
Guitarists are always searching for new ways to elevate the sound of their rig. Thanks to its top-shelf input and output buffers, the Vertex Boost MKII will do just that. How can a set of buffers transform a noisy, novice-sounding rig into a quiet, pro-level one? For starters, these buffers condition your rig’s entire analog signal path, ensuring optimal input and stable output. They also exhibit an unprecedented level of linearity, while ensuring zero coloration of your signal — even with dozens of stompboxes in your chain. The Boost MKII’s input buffer compensates for pickups with different impedances, ensuring that both single-coil- and humbucker-equipped guitars retain every ounce of their tone, while its output buffer tackles arena-sized cable runs like a champ. Got a hissy, interference-prone passive effects loop? Not anymore — the Boost MKII will convert it into a max-quality, whisper-quiet active loop.
CONTROL YOUR VOLUME WITH AN EXTERNAL VOLUME OR EXP PEDAL
On the rear of the Boost MKII, you’ll find a 1/8-inch TRS insert. This enables you to control your volume using an external treadle-style pedal. When the Boost MKII is bypassed, your external pedal will behave as a typical volume pedal, sweeping from zero to unity gain. Turn the Boost MKII on, and the treadle-style pedal will sweep from zero to wherever the stompbox’s Level knob is set. You connect the treadle-style pedal to the Boost MKII via a 1/8-inch TRS to 1/4-inch TRS (stereo) cable or a 1/8-inch TRS to dual 1/4-inch TS (“Y” insert) cable (sold separately). Best of all, your guitar’s signal is completely isolated from the treadle-style pedal, ensuring zero impact on your tone.