A tiny pedal with a loud bark, the TC Electronic Spark Mini Booster can provide up to 20 dB of clean boosted power. Whether you want to kick it on periodically for some extra punch or leave it on all the time as a tone booster the Spark Mini can prove useful in many playing situations, regardless of genre. Because of its diminutive footprint, the Spark Mini can be easily placed in any open space on your board. If you want to add more gain to your sound, put the Smark Mini at the beginning of your signal chain to drive your pedals and amp harder. Some guitarists have an always-on boost in this configuration to impart some grit on their tone. If you just want to boost your overall volume, stick the Spark Mini at the end of your signal chain, either after all of your pedals or in your amp’s effects loop. Should you for whatever reason want to disengage the Spark Mini, the true bypass switching ensures that the circuitry in the pedal won’t affect your tone while disengaged.
With a full 20 dB of boost, Spark Mini Booster works well as a standard clean boost. But turn up the level knob and in the higher gain regions the Spark Mini will impart small tweaks to improve your tone while keeping your overall sound character unaltered.
PrimeTime switching knows when you want the pedal to be on after you engage the footswitch or only when you hold down the footswitch for quick emphasis. Basically, it’s an intelligent latching/unlatching footswitch that can be used either way depending on how you stomp. A quick tap leaves it engaged, and a hold will turn the effect off after you release the switch.
Discrete Analog Circuitry
No digital conversion here. The pedal is wired with classic transistors, capacitors, resistors, and diodes. Each component is selected for its effect (or lack thereof) on your tone, keeping it clear and clean.
- 20 dB of boost
- Level knob: boost levels for solos or to drive amps to peak performance
- PrimeTime: seamlessly toggle between latching and momentary modes, depending on how long you hold down the footswitch
- Place after existing distortion/overdrive to enhance drive sounds
- True bypass