Xotic AC Plus Booster

December 21, 2010

Its real name; is it Xotic Effects AC+ or Xotic Effects AC+ Booster? I don’t know. But I do know that I like it. A lot. I feel this stomp has been a little unsung and I say that because I put out ‘info and opinion please’ requests on the HC and TGP boards and received no replies, not a cracker. So here’s my take on it. Apologies for the bottom heavy ambience of the room sound. I’m using my MacBook Pro’s inbuilt camera and mic to do these and they’re good, but not great. I’ll get some better equipment in the future.


25 Responses to “Xotic AC Plus Booster”

  1. Burgerman666 on December 21st, 2010 10:32 am

    @Disciple1818 Standard US Tele and Bassman ’59 PTP clone if memory serves me correctly. It was a while ago. That pedal is due for a reshoot with some better quality mic/recording process. Cheers.

  2. Disciple1818 on December 21st, 2010 11:18 am

    @Burgerman666 What guitar and amp are u using

  3. syseric on December 21st, 2010 12:01 pm

    Are you using stock pick up or the other brand?

  4. Burgerman666 on December 21st, 2010 12:39 pm

    @joestopka You’ve reminded me that I must do a reshoot of this video, with better audio production now that I’m capable. Glad you’re enjoying it!

  5. joestopka on December 21st, 2010 1:05 pm

    Took it out of the box plugged it in and did not touch a knob or button and it sounded great! I have hundreds of pedals and this is right at the top of the heap for boost and distortion – Joe Stopka/ Chicago

  6. Burgerman666 on December 21st, 2010 1:51 pm

    @29396 Haha! I don’t think I’ll ever be a science writer.. Sorry!! 🙂

  7. 29396 on December 21st, 2010 2:30 pm

    @Burgerman666 Thanks man, I read it numerous times before I finally got it, but alas- it made sense! 😀

  8. Burgerman666 on December 21st, 2010 2:31 pm

    @29396 The stacked volume sum will be largely dictated by the volume set on the second circuit in the chain. The exception to this is if there is little or no gain dialed in to the second circuit and it has enough headroom to reflect the boost from the first circuit. But if both circuits have gain wound in to the point of overdrive, you’ll usually find that the second circuit’s volume dictates the first’s when they’re stacked. Hope this makes sense.. 🙂

  9. 29396 on December 21st, 2010 3:21 pm

    If you set up one drive for a low gain rhythm and one drive for a high-er gain rhythm- and stacked them, would you get a huge volume boost as opposed to one side at a time?

  10. Burgerman666 on December 21st, 2010 3:39 pm

    @patdeezel Sorry man, can’t help. I haven’t tried the latter. I was on the waiting list but when my number came up I couldn’t afford it. Doh!

  11. patdeezel on December 21st, 2010 4:03 pm

    hey burgerman, how would you compare this to a king of tone?

  12. ampardey on December 21st, 2010 4:14 pm

    @minibikedude04 I haven’t tried the gt-500 but I have tried the Fulldrive 2 Mosfet and I thought the AC+ was a lot better.

  13. n0tan0therguitarist on December 21st, 2010 4:36 pm

    got the xotic bb pre today. this pedal is next…..definitely!! Thanks for posting, very helpful.

  14. MbM20100 on December 21st, 2010 4:40 pm

    Very useful demo ! Thanks !!

    Ciao !

  15. Burgerman666 on December 21st, 2010 4:41 pm

    Sorry, I’ve never used any Fulltone pedals. They’re hard to find over here and they won’t send me any to demo.

  16. minibikedude04 on December 21st, 2010 5:14 pm

    have you used the fulltone gt-500 red?

    I want to know if you would pick this over the fulltone.

  17. Burgerman666 on December 21st, 2010 5:44 pm

    I think it’s the riff from Listen To The Music – Doobies.

  18. crashmech on December 21st, 2010 6:39 pm

    Hey, what song is it you play at about 1:11/12

  19. Burgerman666 on December 21st, 2010 7:12 pm

    Well, it’s not quite a hundred, but getting close. I think I’ve done about 30-40 of them. Check my channel. I’ll get through them all by the end of the year. Maybe. 🙂 Thanks for watching!

  20. HedgeHogRon on December 21st, 2010 7:46 pm

    Hey Brett, nice video of this pedal. You should also do a video of showing the hundreds of pedals you also have!

  21. stringbender1982 on December 21st, 2010 8:45 pm

    I’m thinking on getting one of these.
    Don’t you think it would be cool for country and blues? I got the BB plus. I use that for rock, and I love it!

  22. PapaKenny777 on December 21st, 2010 8:58 pm

    Sounds wicked! Nice demo!

  23. 3waver on December 21st, 2010 9:28 pm

    I’ve not tried a Buster Jangle, might have to check it out some time.

  24. Burgerman666 on December 21st, 2010 10:11 pm

    Heheh. I know what you meant; it’s all cool. I’ve gotta say though, that for all of its charms, this stomp has not earned a fixed place on my board. In fact, it was booted yesterday in favour of the Buster Jangle.

  25. 3waver on December 21st, 2010 11:10 pm

    The thing that I like most about it, is that you can adjust the treble/mids and bass with it. Some pedals don’t give you that fine grain option, but it would prolly take a while to find your sound on different guitars.

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