Originally released in 2002 and residing on the pedalboards of iconic musicians like George Lynch, Peter Frampton, and Alex Skolnick, the Pickup Booster is a true-bypass pedal with a class A, low-noise circuit design, and can be used to dial in the tone you need for every situation. It will emphasize your guitar’s natural tone while adding some muscle and fatness. It uses a discrete push-pull output stage for increased drive capability so, even with the Gain knob down to 0dB, your signal chain will sound cleaner – even with long cable runs – essentially acting as a buffer on your pedalboard.
Like the original, this pedal is designed to boost your signal without altering the character of your guitar, while also hiding a few tone-shaping tricks up its sleeve. Unlike the original, it is available for a limited time and is finished in a matte black chassis.
The Pickup Booster is for when you love the sound of your guitar, but you need a little more: more output, more gain or just a little more control over your guitar’s voice without changing its fundamental character. Think of it as sending your guitar to the gym.
Seymour Duncan - Dave Baker Jams Through Vise Grip, Pickup Booster, and Vapor Trail Pedals
Nashville guitarist, Dave Baker, stopped by our booth at a recent trade show to dial in some tones with the Vise Grip, Pickup Booster, and Vapor Trail pedals. Dave is the guitar player for the Kellie Pickler Band, as well as an accomplished studio and solo artist.