BSM RW-F Treble Booster

Many guitarists of the late 60s and early 70s knew how to get a rough earthy and unmistakable sound out of their humbucking pickups and tube amplifiers, which in retrospect has not been possible to recreate so far. Representative guitarists’ names are Luther Grosvenor, Henry McCullough, Steve Marriot or the incomparable Ron Wood. Now BSM has dedicated a special Booster to this sound, so as to receive this historical sound with every tube amp, that offers a powerful clean or crunch character.

The RW-F has been specially designed for classical medium power pickups like the PAF or P90, also the Mini Humbucker or fat overwound single coils. Especially the neck Humbucker, which often tends to sound muddy with inappropriate amp control settings, stays clear now with an unheard warm balance between bass and treble, when using the RW-F. The bridge Humbucker becomes tight and definite with great punch. One Gain-control is enough! It enables you to blend from a slightly earthy crunch to a creamy blues till fat modern. Everything is permitted. If the guitar’s volume pot is slightly rolled back, you will get the typical earthy crunch of times long gone.

The RW-F Booster is inserted between guitar and amplifier, not into the FX loop. The magical tone is achieved by the interaction between guitar pickup, booster and amplifier. A 9V battery with a current consumption of approx. 250 uA powers the unit. Because of the external DC jack, you can power the RW-F with 9volts as well as with 18 volts for increased headroom. The average output level is 5dBm, the maximum output voltage when the strings are struck really hard is 4V max. Note: The negative pole of the battery is ground !

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Soundclips:

 Demo Song (Les Paul Junior copy + BSM RW-F)

Thanks to Dirk Gentz for this demo song. It was recorded using a Tokai Love Rock (Les Paul Junior Double cutaway copy), full mahogany with rosewood fretboard, one single Häussel/AGL P90 "Ol' school" bridge pickup via Vovox cable (Link Protect A) into the normal (cascaded) channel of an AudioAmpCo RBMM (aka Minor-Major). Marshall 1960A loaded with old G12-65, miked with a Shure SM57 direct center speaker, Behringer Mixer onto Sharp Minidisc. No EQ has been used therefore it sounds a bit bright.

Here is another soundclip, recorded by Dirk Gentz

With AC30 and JCM800

With VA Ampflication Bruce John Dickinson Signature amp

Bruce John Dickinson playing 3 BSM Boosters

To download the complete RW-F manual, please click here. You must have Adobe Acrobat installed on your machine to download and display the manual. Click here for a free download.

If you have any questions concerning our products, especially the BSM RW-F, our tech-head and mastermind Mr. Bernd C. Meiser would be happy to talk to you. So don´t hestitate any longer and send him an email to info@treblebooster.net to contact him.