The Popp Effects FET Boost is an elegantly simple clean boost pedal. It is based on the very popular "crackle ok" circuit utlilizing the famous BS170 transistor. It incorporates a pull down resistor for reducing the pop when it is engaged. It is housed in a small 1590A Enclosure so you can squeeze it onto even the most crowded of pedal boards. The Popp Effects FET Boost has many uses. Put it at the end of you pedal board chain for a solo lead boost. It has a ton of boost so be careful! You can also use it before a tube screamer type of pedal to add more drive without increasing the volume very much. For you non-pedal board guys, you can use it in front of the input on a tube amp to drive the amp harder, or even in the effects loop of for a cleanish solo boost. It's a versatile little tool to have in your arsenal!
The construction of the pedal is all done by hand. Instead of a mass produced stamped out printed circuit board with thin traces, the Popp Effects FET Boost is done on a perf board with point-to-point construction. It uses heavy duty switch craft jacks as opposed to flimsy circuit board mounted jacks for years of reliability. High quality components are used through out including the the footswitch which is made by Cliff. The enclosure is powder coated in a black matte wrinkle finish which is very durable and resisitant to chipping and scratches.
As part of my green initiative, the pedal is purposely designed with no battery. I also ship using basic packaging in padded envelopes so there is no box. Don't worry it will be packed nicely!
- (2012-05-01) Bobby DeVito & The JOE POPP FET BOOST booster pedal by Bobby DeVito