Welcome to the fantastic world of BSM Finest Treble Boosters!
GUITAR WASH would like to introduce these gorgeous Treble Booster machines, exclusively handcrafted by BSM for you. We hope you will enjoy your ride to a new territory of musical tone and flexibility. If you have any questions concerning our products, well set you in contact with our tech-head and mastermind Mr. Bernd C. Meiser.
The RM model is based on the British Range Master unit, loaded with a original OC44 Germanium transistor, produced between 1965 and 1969, as used by Eric Clapton in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Brian May in early Queen and early Rory Gallagher.
The Albuquerque Booster was intended as a tribute to Mick Ralphs' classic 76 Rock sound in the legendary Bad Company. Really a one trick pony, but what a cool one! It was mainly created for use with classic Humbucker like PAF equipped guitars so as to drive the following amp in strong overdrive saturation. This effect can be achieved with single coils as well. With the "slope" switch you can reduce the amount of bass noticeable depending on your likes and the amp's preamp characteristic.
The RPA box ("Ritchie’s Pre Amp") emulates Ritchie Blackmore´s AIWA reel-to-reel tape recorder preamp stage plus a high-pass function, to get Ritchie’s post ́74 sound with any standard amp.
An aggressive sounding, hot-rodded version is available as RPA-Major.
The Galaxy 1011 is a faithful recreation of the whole AIWA TP-1011 tape recorder sound stage, Ritchie Blackmore used from late 1973 until today. This 18Volt unit contains the mic- preamp, the line output amp, the Marshall Factory mod and it holds a status LED. For best results you should power it with an 18v power supply. With the “level” control, you can dial between clean and dirty sounding at the line-output stage.
The BSM RMG model is based on the british Vox Treble & Bass booster made in the late 60's, used by many british bands at this time. Here is a custom version of this Vox unit as a homage to the famous BYRDS guitarist Roger McGuinn and his signature "jingle jangle" sound. The RMG´s customized tone network, makes it the perfect treble booster for all clean sounds. The RMG model includes a tone control, that allows an extraordinary amount of versatility. It can add a lot of twang and spank to any guitar sound. By pronouncing the percussive attack in a very musical way, any guitar will sound more "in the face" that way.
BSM designed a new private stock Booster just for the favourite taste of the company’s mastermind. It was intended in the first place to emulate the sound of the 1975 studio recording “Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow”, second to achieve Ritchie’s early Rainbow live sound that can be heard on the nov. ’75 bootlegs, e.g. Bacon Theatre, NYC. Furthermore the unit was designed to get this sound from any stock “Bright” input found on classic Marshall amps.
The HS-S model is the follow-up of the germanium-transistor loaded Hornby-Skewes Treble Booster, now the 1969 version, equipped with one of the earliest silicon transistors, used by Blackmore on ‘Machine Head’ or Martin Barre (Jethro Tull).
Also available as HS-S Master with volume control.