Since the release of the VanillaOverdrive and the PepperShredder I got a lot of feedback from customers all over the world – thank you guys!
And I was often asked, “Can you make a tube-booster too?” No problem – here it is: the BananaBooster.
A very simple project which can get build on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
You can get the kit it in the TT-Shop
The BananaBooster is based on the design of the “Valve Caster” which is another 12V Tube-Booster. I found it somewhere on the net and I liked the simple design. But it had some flaws and too many knobs, so I reduced the design to an absolutely minimum as you can see.
If used in front of a tube-amp the Banana can be used to push the amp harder and to overdrive the input stage a little bit more, or it can be used in a FX-Loop as lead-booster. The Banana itself has less overdrive but a lot of gain and works more linear, but it still sounds like a real tube.
Again very simple and quick & dirty. Only a few components are needed, and of course a good 12V power-supply. That's all.