BENSON AMPS GERMANIUM BOOST
In recent times, Benson Amps has been at the forefront of germanium transistor-based pedal development, recently unveiling its innovative temperature-controlled Germanium Fuzz pedal.
Now, the brand has returned with another germanium-loaded offering, the Germanium Boost pedal – a self-biasing, one-knob offering that flashes a voltage controlled, error-correction circuit in a bid to offer consistent germanium boost tones.
The concept was initially conceived when the aforementioned fuzz pedal was still in its infancy, though the circuit proved to be unable to control the sensitive transistors in a fuzz unit.
Nevertheless, Benson Amps held on to the promising circuit and soon found a home for it elsewhere in the Germanium Boost pedal, which – like the brand's fuzz pedal – is said to be impervious to component drift, leakage and temperature changes.