RangeBooster Plus (tm)
by Stephen Grosvenor
Introducing the brand new Rangebooster Plus treble boost unit by Stephen Grosvenor.
Based on a classic vintage treble booster (The Dallas Rangemaster), the Rangebooster Plus now comes with a three position boost frequency range selector switch.
The secret weapon of many of the legendary great guitarists, the Dallas Rangemaster is now a very scarce item, and as a result, vintage examples of that classic treble booster command very high prices, putting them beyond the reach of mere mortals.
The Rangebooster Plus (tm), provides an affordable solution, and offers the opportunity to capture the magic tone of the vintage units at a great price (£195 plus shipping). The new pedal also now offers a three way boost frequency range selection, and a waterproof sealed diecast enclosure.
The Rangebooster Plus is ideal when used in conjunction with a Vox AC30 (or any valve guitar amplifier for that matter!), for capturing that elusive tone.
Faithful to the original design concept of the Dallas Rangemaster, the Rangebooster Plus offers some modern refinements not present in the original Dallas units. In addition to being a floor pedal (the original Rangemasters were amp top units), the Rangebooster Plus has:
1.Soft switching (Anti-pop).
3.An LED indicator.
4.A new option in the Rangebooster Plus is the three position range selector switch, to permit selection of the boosted frequency range. Position one gives the standard treble boost, positions two and three give an inreasingly broader range of frequencies to be boosted.
5.Heavy duty, sealed waterproof diecast enclosure.
Quality components are used throughout, including a vintage selected new old stock OC44 germanium transistor, and each unit is hand built in a sealed waterproof diecast enclosure. The pedals are constructed using point to point wiring, and a tag strip as found in the vintage Vox amplifiers, to ensure years of trouble-free service. A Duracell battery is fitted as standard, and battery drain for the Rangebooster is very low (less than 3.5mA) meaning that your battery will last a very long time.
The Rangebooster uses a new old stock vintage selected OC44 Germanium transistor, (or the military high specification equivalent CV7003), and the unique properties of the OC44 transistor require that each pedal is custom biased/tuned to achieve the optimum performance from the OC44.
The properties of the OC44 Germanium transistors are unique in the way that they respond to input signal frequencies, (gain increases with an increase in frequency), making them ideal for use in a treble booster. (See below for the position 1 gain properties).
Frequency Gain dB
80hz 1 0dB
200hz 3 9.5dB
500hz 7.5 17.5dB
1khz 14 22.9dB
2khz 24 27.6dB
5khz 37.5 31.5dB
10khz 40 32dB
20khz 42 32.5dB
Rangebooster Plus pedals are guaranteed for twelve months from date of purchase.
The Rangebooster Plus costs £195 plus shipping.
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