Looking for a Volume Pedal with Boost and Grit? Axe Hacks Takes On the Mission Engineering V-Boost Red

Boosts come in “clean” and “character” varieties, and in stompbox and gliding pedal form factors, but it’s not too often that a gliding boost is of the character variety. That frontier is one that few venture into. Mission Engineering, though? They just barrel through. They don’t care.

Sure, there’s a V-Boost Black ready to go for folks who say “I want to make it louder but don’t you dare distort my pristine signal chain.” Yet for the other school, the crowd that says “distort everything,” there’s a V-Boost Red. Sure, it’ll give you the 15dB jump that you want. But it also provides the vintage clipping that you need.

Our partners in crime at Axe Hacks have put this danger box through its paces. So if you’re thinking of running off that cliff with reckless abandon, we’re right here with you, saturating in that warm distortion together.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.