The European maker of treble booster pedals has added two new models to its lineup, the Mk2 Treblebooster and RB Looper.
As a follow-up of the germanium-transistor loaded 1967 Hornby-Skewes Treble Booster now the 1969 version, equipped with one of the earliest FET's available, appears on the scene under the BSM brand as the Mk2 booster.
The inspiration for the Mk2 was Ritchie Blackmore's favourite booster for small and semi-small stages. You can hear this sound at the 1971 "Beat Club" shows (songs: No No No & Highway Star) or the 1972 BBC Tapes from the famous radio show. BSM additionally added a "FOCUS" control to make sure that the Mk2 will be compatible to todays modern pickup-palette. The booster, like all the other BSM models, is handcrafted in Germany
Price: 170 Euros
The high output level of the Ritchie Blackmore treble-booster often causes problems with effects, especially with the echo-unit that is necessary and important for the real post '74 Blackmore sound. BSM solved this problem with the brandnew RB box , a pure passive looper with two special line-transformers, designed with the help of LEHLE Guitartech.
In the first step the input level is lowered to approx. 50% to have the standard level for overdrive-free processing in other effects. In the second step the signal is pushed up again to 100% in the Return-Section to the original output-level.
Because of the wiring inside the RB Looper, you can also use the transformers to push any connected stombox (eg. an overdrive) to twice or fourth of it's original output to reach the output level of a treble-booster with the benefit of it's mild and soft characteristics.
For more information, visit their web site at www.treblebooster.net
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