MM Blues harp boost pedal
Boost Your Vintage Harp Tone - $89
We have completed the design and testing cycle for the Memphis Mini Boost Pedal.. It is specifically designed for blues harmonica, giving more bottom end and more breakup and grit at any volume. It reacts to the pressure you put on the microphone. This pedal is true bypass when switched off.
The pedal is a small form factor, same as our best-selling Little Fatty anti-feedback pedal. The pedal will be bright red with white lettering. A knob will control the level, and a large sturdy foot-switch button will turn the pedal on and off. (The photo at left is the working development prototype, not the finished product. I'll update the photo soon.)
Our Boost pedal causes overtones to cascade in the input sections of your harp amp, from one to the next. It will work with any amp, even into a PA system, but it works best with a tube-driven harp amp. it will work anywhere in your pedal chain, but we recommend it is positioned near the end to gather all the effects together into a fat coherent stream.
Some players use the boost pedal to punch up their solos. Others leave the pedal on all the time, usually at a low level. There are no rules since the pedal is so versatile.
It will be available in September 2019. Questions? Email us at email@example.com
A 9V plug-in power supply will be included with this pedal. It does not have provision for a battery, for these reasons:
- Batteries are expensive. A good 9V battery costs about $3.50, and most players install a fresh battery for every gig.
- Batteries can be noisy and the quality of sound can be affected as the battery loses power.
- It is a hassle to open the pedal up every time to install a new battery. And a common problem with pedals is pulling the wires loose when you tug on that funky snap connector. That is so 1980's.
- Spent batteries are a toxic threat to the environment when thrown away.
Be sure to carry an extra extension cord in your gig bag. We know it can sometimes be a hassle to find an electrical plug to power your pedals, and for those situations we recommend the VOLTO power supply from PedalTrain. It is a lithium rechargeable power source for stomp box pedals, about the size of a mobile phone. It will easily drive your pedals for an entire gig with clean noise-free power. The price is $99, and it will quickly pay for itself since you won't be shelling out all the money for batteries . More info here: https://pedaltrain.com/products/pt-vt3