Aww, look at this little cutie: the TC Electronic Spark Mini Booster. I reviewed its big brother, the Spark Booster, last year and pretty much instantly fell in love with it. And I experienced a similar thing with the Spark Mini Booster as soon as I saw the box it ships in, because it’s o-so-teensy and cute. Y’know, like when you see a little kitten or puppy and you’re like ‘awww.’ The Spark Mini Booster is designed to combine the very best qualities of the original Spark Booster – including its clean boost and dirty drive capabilities – with a miniature footprint. Review coming soon, but in the meantime here’s the press release.
(Risskov, Denmark, July 8, 2013) 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.”