One of the more popular types of pedals out there is the booster, designed to increase your guitar signal before it reaches the amplifier. They can come in several different varieties, such as a mid-boost, used to color specific parts of your frequency while boosting the entire signal. They also may come in a “linear” or “clean” flavor, in which case they are intended to leave your guitar’s frequency range (and therefore its tone) unchanged as much as possible as it passes through, with only the signal level being increased. Which brings us to the Vertex
, a clean boost that adds buffer and volume pedal functionality. While there are several boosters that claim to increase your tone without coloring it, not all of them completely deliver. How does the Vertex Boost fare?
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