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BSM VX-C Treble Booster Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
BSM VX-C Treble Booster
This pedal is based on the Vox Treble and Bass booster. I happen to have an original one, and I found the BSM VX-C nearly identical to my original Vox pedal.

The VX-C actually boosts treble or brightness, along with the bass frequencies. It did not have a huge dB boost, but it did have enough to help push an amp into overdrive—a bit, but not massively. What is cool is that it can be used on clean or dirty settings of an amp, giving you several practical functions. On the clean side, it would be wonderful with a Rickenbacker 12-string, a la The Byrds and Tom Petty. Country players looking for that special sound when playing different registers of the neck will also appreciate this tone. My personal favorite use is with an amp that is already distorting. It should be used before a distortion or overdrive stompbox, so you can find that singing, driving tone a la David Gilmour. Used this way it provides an adjustable bite and sing with just a touch of the guitar’s volume control. I think the VX-C is a pretty cool thing for modern music as well because you can add definition without getting muddy. Because of the design of these pedals, you can overdrive the circuit with a hotter humbucker, so be aware that this may be good or bad, depending on what you’re doing. The pedal design incorporates a smart tone control mounted on the side, which allows you to attenuate and define your own sound. – KR
Buy If...
you’re looking for more definition and bite to your guitar tone, or you’ve always wanted a Vox TB Booster.
Skip If...

you’re looking for an EQ-type pedal.
Rating...

MSRP $269.99 - BSM - treblebooster.net