It looks like a plain tone knob, but this is actually a fine little sound shaping tool, adding it's own unique flavour to your guitar sound. Turning it up, it will boost treble frequencies and turning it down boosts the bass. But nowhere at the dial is it neutral. It always adds something (but no distortion).
The Reuss Tone Booster is built to the exact schematic of the old sixties module, using a vintage new old stock Motorola BC109B transistor. I have added a LED pilot light and true bypass switching and nothing else.
In addition to being part of the effects chain of those vintage Vox guitars, the original Treble/Bass booster was also available as a little stand-alone module which plugged straight into the guitar. According to internet wisdom this was used by The Velvet Underground, and it's believed to have contributed significantly to their guitar sounds. The plug-in module was called the V8401, but to my best knowledge it's the same circuit.
Despite the tiny micro pedal format, the Reuss Tone Booster is built to the same high-end standards as the other Reuss pedals. Made in Europe and wired by hand with an upgrade quality footswitch and Switchcraft jacks. No SMT parts.
Visually, the Tone Booster is created as a companion to the discontinued Reuss RF01/02 Repeater Fuzz pedals. It's a great match with the stand-alone Reuss Repeater and Reuss Fuzz pedals, and the combination of these gives you have a nice little 'Dreamweapon' trio of pedals. These are availble as a bundle deal at a very attractive price!
Please note: Being true to the original vintage circuit, the pedal gives a slight volume drop, despite being called a booster.
Also please note that there is no room for a battery in the TB-01
Download the Reuss TB-01 Tone Booster manual here
(please note, to replicate the signal chain of the built-in effects of the old Vox guitars, the Tone Booster need to be placed after the fuzz. Not before, like in this video, sorry):
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