How would your guitar solo be heard if you didn’t have a boost pedal to kick your tone above the rest of the band? Luckily, we’ve got all the boost pedals you’ll need for your electric guitar here at Andertons.
Firstly, we should point you in the direction of our ultimate guide to Boost pedals where you’ll find all the information you need on which boost pedal to buy.
Most boost pedals are very similar in design and their major function is to raise the volume of your signal. Some boost pedals are there to give you a simple volume boost and others can add a bit of grit meaning they actually border the overdrive mark. We’ve got plenty of each and some that do both! Some of the most popular options include pedals from TC Electronic, Keeley and Electro-Harmonix, among others.
Check out our selection of Boost pedals below and take advantage of our interest-free finance packages and free next day delivery in the UK on orders over £99!
Boost Pedal FAQs
What are Boost Pedals used for?
A boost pedal is typically used to increase the volume of a guitar’s signal. Many players therefore engage boost pedals for solos, to ensure that they are heard in a band mix. However, some guitarists use boost pedals to drive more gain from their amp and achieve a more saturated sound.
What's the difference between Boost & Overdrive Pedals?
A boost pedal simply increases the level of your guitar’s signal whereas an overdrive pedal adds gain and volume to it. An overdrive pedal uses a clipping circuit in order to push your signal into distortion, which is something that a boost pedal generally lacks in order to keep your signal sounding clean.
Where does a Boost Pedal go in my signal chain?
Running a boost pedal into the front end of a clean amp will increase its volume, but using one into a distorted amplifier will simply add more gain. Placing a boost pedal before distortion or overdrive stompboxes will have a similar effect - creating a more saturated tone. Many players therefore use boost pedals in their amp’s effects loop instead, which will purely increase the overall output.