Guitarist Magazine’s Trevor Curwen has checked out Boost 18 and found the additional 3 dB of boost very useful, but also reckons that the pure tone and clarity that this pedal offers even at unity gain is a huge part of this pedals true value:
“The JFET circuitry here is designed to add tonal enrichment as well as boost, so even with no boost added, we found a welcome lift in clarity.
The extra 3dB of boost might not seem much but it provides more leeway for some applications. Full on it certainly drives our clean amp into edgy raunch, while lower boost settings give us naturally voiced ‘extra channels’ for driven amps and dirt pedals.”
(Trevor Curwen, Guitarist)