I have had the TC Electronic Spark Booster on my pedal board ever since its release it is a great pedal with three different modes and sounds great in any situation, (you can check out my demo here: http://guitarnoize.com/gear-demo-tc-electronic-spark-booster/). Now TC Electronic have come up with the Spark Mini Booster which simplifies the pedal just using the Clean Boost mode of the original Spark Booster and incorporates a very cool feature whereby you can activate the pedal by not only clicking the bypass switch on and off but also by just holding the switch down. This means you can just hold it for momentary boosts in volume without having to worry about clicking on and off, I think there are quite a few guitarists who will like that feature.
Spark Mini Booster is the first pedal ever to feature PrimeTime™, a revolutionary feature that automatically detects whether you want the pedal to be permanently on when you hit the footswitch, or just for as long as you hold the footswitch down. Spark Mini Booster is available August 2013 and retails at EU SSP €79 / UK SSP £69, and $99 U.S. estimated price.
Spark Mini Booster features 20 dB of boost – and though the majority of this is a pristinely clean boost, once cranked past three-quarters, Spark Mini Booster is fully unleashed and drives amps to peak-performance.
Spark Mini Booster’s small exterior ensures it fits on any pedalboard, while its sound and features ensure it’ll appeal to any guitarist. First off, Spark Mini Booster is built using a Discrete Analog Circuit – every component is carefully selected and put together in order to amplify the signal in the purest way without any degradation or alteration.
The new PrimeTime™ feature allows guitarists to seamlessly toggle between latching (classic stompbox on/off) and momentary (effect is on while the switch is pressed down) modes, depending on how long the footswitch is held down.
Tore Mogensen, Business Manager for Guitar at TC Electronic, adds: “Spark Mini Booster is the go-to pedal whether you want a clean boost, or add some life and excitement to your gear. It’s just a stompbox-sized miracle that is sure to delight guitarists everywhere.”