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Geosh

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AC Booster
« on: April 13, 2010, 02:55:43 PM »
I understand it is a slight variation from the RC booster and there are supposedly schematics floating around too, but I don't know if they are verified.

Any chance you will have a PCB for one any time soon? Or better yet, any chance you will make a PCB that will work for either an AC or RC Booster? A "Quasar / Alpha Centauri" Booster maybe?

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Re: AC Booster
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 09:08:20 AM »
A PCB for the AC Booster is a great idea !

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Re: AC Booster
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 09:18:36 AM »
You know...I think I already have one! I'll look again. I seem to remember putting one together a year or so ago.
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Re: AC Booster
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2010, 02:51:49 AM »
You know...I think I already have one! I'll look again. I seem to remember putting one together a year or so ago.
Hi Brian,

I would be interested in an AC Booster PCB.

Let me know if you can do that please. Thanks, Marc

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Re: AC Booster
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2010, 02:56:39 AM »
Yeah, it'll happen. I'll put it down for the next batch of releases.
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Re: AC Booster
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2011, 10:47:47 PM »
I was just going to request the AC Booster. I searched first and found this thread. Glad to hear it is already on the list.

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Re: AC Booster
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2011, 11:07:26 PM »
Hm...even though it's supposed to stand for Almost Clean, is Xotic's "AC boost" based on the overdrive of vox amps (ac30)?

regardless, +1   ;)

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Re: AC Booster
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2011, 11:20:47 PM »
No, the AC Booster is essentially a TS with a Baxandall tone stack instead of a simple tone control.

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Re: AC Booster
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2011, 09:59:07 AM »
I would  agree about the TS and AC being close. I don't know how to compare schematics but i have both and besides the flexibility that the treble and bass controls offer they sound not exact but really similar to me tone wise. I have an EF86 preamp channel in my amp and its really mid dominant but the AC Booster really sounds good with it using a tele. Not sure why because the AC gives more of a mid hump but it sounds good. Almost Brad Paisly like.

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Re: AC Booster
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2011, 01:27:00 PM »
I've now have the Quasar fixed up so you can build either the AC or RC on it. I'll have the project doc up in a day or so.
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