A Clean but Flavorful Booster
(Copenhagen, Denmark,1 June 2018) The Danish guitar pedal company that has established itself as an expert in analog ‘true’ overdrive pedals now gives its previous boost pedal, The Pusher, a significant upgrade.
The Pusher has been very successful for the company, yet one wish from guitarists has been to not only being able to push their tone to the edge of the cliff, but beyond and off the cliff. With this valuable feedback from the field, Lunastone set out to meet this demand.
The new Boost 18 that shares the same small footprint and flavorful tone of its predecessor. The Pusher offered 15 dB of clean boost, and as the name suggests Boost 18 adds another three clicks to the table with its 18 dB of clean boost.
Boost 18 will deliver even more clean boost than The Pusher did, but of course it has the same sonic flavor. Why would we change its ‘personality? Every guitarist we have heard back from loved the sound of the pedal, but some of them could use just a little more juice. Well, we heard you and that is exactly what we have maneged to cram into Boost 18: The same non-transparent tone. I have deliberately tweaked it to add flavor, and as a result we have seen many players who actually uses The Pusher as an always-on preamp pedal, simply because they love the natural tube-like sound of it. Now they can continue to do so with Boost 18, but also get an additional kick when using it for boosting
says Steen Grøntved, founder and Head Engineer of Lunastone Pedals.
Simultaneously with the launch of Boost 18, The Pusher will be discontinued.
LunaStone was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, by guitarist and engineer, Steen Grøntved, in 2012. Steen is a passionate guitarist, but also an engineer and something of a dreamer who constantly pursues divine guitar tone. Decades of gigging and studio sessions taught him an important lesson: “Nothing takes away focus from the music like poor sound”, which triggered the obsession of creating the perfect overdrive pedal. The result is Lunastone’s TrueOverDrive concept, which is based on intensive listening tests of all potential components in isolation. Unlike most overdrive pedals, Lunastone’s TrueOverDrive pedals do not rely on diode clipping, but instead on cascaded gain stages, which makes them sound and behave dynamically like true tube amps being driven hard.