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The TONE-BURST™ Boost/Overdrive offers a virtually transparent gain range usually associated with “clean” boost pedals. However, the TONE-BURST has enough gain to boost your guitar to the threshold of clip and slightly beyond, making it far more useful for a variety of applications. It’s incredibly powerful for adding boost, drive and/or EQ to any guitar and amp combination. Whether using it as a utility to boost the output of single coils to match a humbucker or as a subtle overdrive when a standard overdrive may be too much, the TONE-BURST is an incredibly useful and expressive pedal that makes the best things sound even better!

Tone Burst Awards


  • Designed and Handcrafted in Petaluma, California, USA
  • True Bypass On/Off Switching - Bypasses all circuitry when off to ensure no tonal loss
  • Gain Control allows you to dial in the perfect amount of boost or mild overdrive
  • Master Level Control provides a variable range of signal boost up to +20dB
  • Bass & Treble Controls provide +/- 12dB of EQ boost or cut for exceptional tone shaping
  • On/Off Status LED
  • 9V Battery Powered Externally Powered (optional) via External Power Jack Input
  • Input & Output Jacks (Nominal Input -20dB)


  • Dimensions (W/D/H): 2.87" x 4.77" x 2.28" (73mm x 122mm x 58mm)
  • Weight: 0.802 lbs. (364g) with battery, 0.702 lbs. (319g) without battery
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Battery Type: 9VDC (one)
  • Power Consumption (Current Draw): 9VDC/15mA
  • WARNING!!! To avoid immediate damage and voiding the warranty, the External Power Supply MUST be 9VDC with a NEGATIVE CENTER plug polarity and a jack plug size of 2.1mm x 5.5mm.
  • Input Impedance: 2M Ohm (500k Ohm minimum)
  • Output Impedance: 10k Ohm


Tone-Burst – Pushed Rhythm

Tone-Burst – Clipped

Tone-Burst – Delta Grind with Walter Trout

Tone-Burst – Funky Cut


  • "As we've said, what the Tone-Burst sounds like really depends on how your amp is set. We find it addictive running into a just-on-the-edge-of-overdrive valve amp where it pushes the amp a little harder, meaning notes and chords smooth off into drive around the edges. For many players, an overdrive pedal might alter the tone too radically, whereas this just gives you more of what you want: your guitar and amp.”

    Mick Taylor
    Guitarist Magazine
  • "If you’ve ever wished your tone were a little punchier and more responsive, the Tone-Burst is exactly what you need. It offers a nearly transparent variable boost of up to 20db to push your guitar just slightly beyond the threshold of clipping. Level and gain controls increase the volume and drive, while bass and treble circuits deliver 12db of boost or cut for powerful tone shaping.”

    Eric Kirkland
    Guitar World
  • "While the purpose of most boost pedals is to add volume without adding much color, the Tone-Burst gives you the ability to tailor the tone with +12 dB of bass and treble—all without the hiss or noise you tend to hear from an EQ pedal you might use for the same purpose. These controls come in handy when you’re tackling a potentially unruly equation, like a Stratocaster and a Twin Reverb. And though metal players may think a boost/overdrive is beneath them, if they give the Tone-Burst a chance they’ll find that it’s a knockout for tightening up low end to make fast riffing through high-gain amps more taut and powerful. For instance, when I set the Tone-Burst up for neutral treble, a slight cut in the bass, and moderately high volume, and then ran it into a Mesa Dual Rectifier, the Rec kicked out low-end that rivaled Mesa’s Mark IV and V amps.”

    Jordan Wagner
    Premier Guitar

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