June Issue

Xotic Effects

ARTICLES

Tools for the Task: Clean Boosts

March 16, 2018
Simple, yes, but a clean-boost pedal like the 10 here can do a lot more than a simple bump in dBs.
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NAMM '18 - Xotic Guitars XJ Pro, XJC, XSC 1 & XTC

January 28, 2018
The XSC and XTC guitars, and a J-inspired bass, join the company’s hand-built California Classic line. Plus, the new Japan-made Pro Vintage Bass and a mini, refined, limited-edition version of the popular Andy Timmons signature BB Preamp.
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Xotic Releases the Andy Timmons BB Preamp

December 11, 2017
The limited-edition model features ±15dB of gain with a two-band active EQ.
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Xotic Releases the XJPRO-1 5-String ProVintage Series Bass

December 5, 2017
The basses feature active/passive electronics, Hipshot tuners, and handwound Raw Vintage USA pickups.
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Xotic Effects Announces the AC/RC-OZ

August 24, 2017
A two-in-one pedal designed with input from famed jazz-rock guitarist Oz Noy.
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Rig Rundown: Eric Gales

March 29, 2017
A modern blues master takes us through his signature gear and gives some insight into his upside-down style.
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The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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Xotic Effects Announces the Soul Driven AH

October 31, 2016
The pedal offers creamy boost and overdriven tones that enhance the harmonics while maintaining the transparency of your guitar tone.
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Raw Vintage Unveils RV-50 & RV-60 Single-Coil Pickups

October 28, 2016
The American-style pickups have vintage specs with alnico 5 magnets.
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Xotic Guitars Introduces the California Classic Series

July 15, 2016
These guitars feature nitrocellulose finish, premium grade roasted flame maple neck, and Raw Vintage handwound pickups.
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Xotic Effects Unveils the RC Booster V2

July 5, 2016
The adjustable +-15dB two-band active EQ allows players to dial in their sound with pinpoint accuracy.
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NAMM '16 - Xotic California Classic XSC Demo

January 28, 2016
The SoCal company shows off a whole line of handbuilt S-style guitars that offer custom-shop appointments at a lower price point.
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Quick Hit: Xotic RC-Booster SH

January 1, 2016
A two-in-one pedal that is way more than the sum of its parts.
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Xotic Effects Introduces the Scott Henderson RC Booster

November 2, 2015
A dual-channel pedal with a two-band active EQ.
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Guthrie Govan: New Approaches

July 23, 2015
The maestro on the Aristocrats’ Tres Caballeros, pedal problems, and the other instrument he wants to master.
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Xotic XW-1 Wah Review

March 16, 2015
Classic Italian wah tones form the sonic foundation for an altogether modern and flexible wah.
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Xotic Unveils the Voltage Doubler Power Adapter

December 23, 2014
An easy way to step-up voltage output to either 15 or 18 volts.
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Xotic Announces the XW-1 Wah

November 6, 2014
The XW-1 is based upon the 1967-1968 Italian-built Clyde McCoy wah.
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Xotic Introduces the XJ-1T 6-String Bass

August 15, 2014
A new six-string version of their popular XJ-1T model.
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Xotic Introduces Line of Guitar and Bass Strings

August 5, 2014
The guitar strings are offered in Hex Core and nickel plated varieties.
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