tc electronic Spark Booster

Ground Effect

  • 26 dB Booster
  • Level regulator for higher start of input in amps
  • Also suitable for supplementing already existing distortion / overdrive pedals
  • Controls: Bass, Treble, Out & In, Fat / Clean / Mid switch
  • True bypass
  • Power supply with 9V DC power supply (not included, Article Nr 409939) or 9V battery (not included, Article Nr 417473)
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Great pedal for the money
Millo777, 19.06.2020
Extremely versatile boost pedal for smashing the front of a tube amp.

Using the mid boost mode and backing off the bass control it's possible to emulate the tube screamer type boost. The clean boost mode does exactly what it says on the tin, and the fat mode is great for pushing clean sounds to break up.

So far I've used this in front of a tube amp to push the front end to increase saturation and compression, and it's great at that.

It can be used in the effects loop, or post preamp for a volume boost but haven't tried it in the position so far.

This was bought to replace a boss ge-7 that I was using as a boost pedal. The TC is a lot quieter and has a full 26db of boost available, but it would have been better if they included a mids control rather than just a mid boost mode.

Come on TC, add 2 more knobs that give users a parametric mids control then this would the perfect boost pedal.

At the price point these are now at, it's hard to fault. The only thing I've found that's better is my old TC1140 rack parametric EQ which is a bit cumbersome.

I'd definitely recommend giving the spark a go.
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André Lopes, 15.05.2019
Great value for the money!

I use it at the beginning of my chain.
A very versatile booster, which can color the sound or not depending on how you set it.
Useful by itself or to push an existing overdrive.
It can emphasize and give life to an amplifier with a slightly dead sound.
The three clean fat and mid options are quite useful, and have totally different voices.
This boost can go from a totally clean and crystal clear sound to a moderate saturation, which makes this pedal much more than a simple clean boost.
This is a good alternative to other boost pedals much more expensive, and less versatile.
My only complaints are the switch, which feels not very robust , and the volume disparity between the different modes.
Overall, a positive evaluation.
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Nice booster with eq
Ozeb, 07.04.2020
I use this booster to boost my '72 Marshall superbass with a bit of added dirt that pedal offers as well as for boosting my Marshall DSL 100 hr.
The EQ and the three modes it offers can make this pedal really versitile for many applications. I play mostly hard rock, and with my superbass, which is a bass amp, it comes in handy the use of EQ, as I can nicely shave some of the bass off while I'm pushing the amp. It comes in handy as treble booster too. It is nice for boosting solos as well, with the mid boost setting. It can be kinda tubescreamer - isch, but with different flavor. I use this setting with my DSL for adding midrange and make solos sing.
If you are careful with level knob, it can nicely boost overdrive / distortion pedals as well. I used it in front of my vintage, the original, marshall guv'nor, and it worked nicely. It is also pretty quiet, studio use was absolutely no issue.
It really don't have any cons, it's built to last and sounds wonderful. It's just the matter of taste, as all things sound conserning. It fits my needs, it probably will yours too.
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Better than I thought!!
Jazzedout, 23.04.2020
I love TC Electronic products, bever bought anything bad from them!
I bought this to use as a slight boost when changing guitars from humbuckers to my Strat in order to keep the levels the same! Works great as a clean boost, but I am also trying to discover the more features that it has!!
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