Caroline Guitar Icarus Boost
The folks at Caroline Guitar Company knows that everybody has a different idea of what a “clean” boost is supposed to be. What sets the Icarus apart is they make the distinction between clean and plain.
Boosters placed in front of other overdrives or effects push them into clip or improve their performance. Other times, players use them to raise the overall volume of a clean amp, or push an amplifier on the verge of breaking up into saturation. There are also other situations where a booster is used to distinguish the lead or standout parts with a different tone. Icarus™ excels at all of the various reasons guitar players use a boost in their effects chain. Its simple layout starts with a “wings” (boost) control that dials up plenty of gain and power. While the low-impedance output instantly eliminates the effect of long cable lengths, the “sun” (treble) control can be dialed down to a natural level of capacitance that is more natural and pleasing sounding to the ear, or dramatically darken and thicken the tone.