The Colorsound Power Boost was one of the very first overdrive pedals available. It offered a wide range of tones and soon became a favourite among guitarists like Jeff Beck and David Gilmour. Both using it to create their signature sounds in the early 70s. In this feature weâ€™ll look at the history of the Power Boost and compare some of my favourite models.
The Power Boost was designed by Gary Hurst around 1968-69 (depending on who you ask) and sold by Macariâ€™s Musical Exchange in London, UK. Gary also designed the legendary Sola Sound Tone Bender. The early versions of the Power Boost was powered by 18V but later changed to 9V.
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