Analog Man Beano Boost
NORMAL size Beano Boost, add power jack
Transistor option:Tall silver Mullard OC type British transistor
This pedal is based on the 1960s British Dallas Rangemaster,
which was best at the time to give a treble and gain boost to the dark
British amps. This allowed them to get a sound more in tune with
the time, as guitars were starting to become a loud, bold, lead
instrument. This pedal is a type of BOOSTER, not really
a distortion pedal nor a clean boost- it does
modify your sound quite a bit. It excites certain frequencies
and pushes your amp to allow it to create rich tube distortion.
The pedal colors your tone, with a crunchy overdrive,
boosting certain frequencies, and warming the tone with
NOS germanium transistors. It does not have a lot of compression
and sustain like most OD pedals, but a more raw, open sound.
This pedal has three tone settings from the tone switch-
Center is a treble boost, the same as the original Dallas Rangemaster.
UP is a fuller-frequency mid range boost (MID setting).
Down is a LOW range, also quite a full frequency sound.
The Beano Boost is spectacular into an amp that is already
cranked up pretty well. It will also work well into a clean amp,
but you probably need to turn
the volume on the pedal up, to make the tone thicker
by hitting the amp harder and making it work more.