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Analog Man Beano Boost
Analog Man Beano Boost
Beano Boost

Check out the BATT-O-METER in our accessories area for a way to test the battery voltage AND LIFE without opening up your pedal!
Our Price: $175.00

Availability - time to dispatch:: Current build time is a couple weeks
Product Code: AM-BEANO-BOOST


Add a Power Jack:
NORMAL size Beano Boost with no power jack $0
NORMAL size Beano Boost, add power jack $15 [Add $15.00]
MINI BEANO BOOST bare metal box with power jack (no battery option) $10 [Add $10.00]
MINI BEANO BOOST in Grey with power jack (no battery option) $13 [Add $13.00]

Add a Patch Cord:
12" switchcraft soldered pancake type patch cord $18 [Add $18.00]

Add a Patch Cord:
6" switchcraft soldered pancake type patch cord $15 [Add $15.00]

Transistor option:
Standard germanium transistor

Add On/Off Volume Pot:
On/Off Volume Pot, not available on MINI $15 [Add $15.00]
Guitar cables

Add a CBI Ultimate 15 foot Guitar Cable $25 [Add $25.00]Add a great sounding 15 foot long guitar cable, black with straight metal soldered Neutrik ends.

Add a guitar cable:
Add a CBI Ultimate 10 foot Guitar Cable $23 [Add $23.00]
Optional power supplies

Add a Power Supply:
US 120V 9vDC $15 - Requires power jack option!! [Add $15.00]

Add a Power Supply:
Euro 240V $15 - Requires power jack option! [Add $15.00]

Add a Power Supply:
UK 240V $15 - Requires power jack option! [Add $15.00]

Add a knob cover:
Add an MXR style knob cover $2.00 [Add $2.00]- This knob cover fits on the larger of the two versions of MXR style knobs we use on our AM pedals. They make it easy to turn the knob with your foot. If you want more than one, you can add them to your shopping cart from the Accessories - Pedal Parts menu.

Bass version $0- We can tailor the pedal for lower frequencies of bass guitar.

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Description Technical Specs
Analog Man produces the Beano Boost. This pedal is a type of BOOSTER, not really a distortion pedal nor a clean boost. It excites certain frequencies and pushes your amp to allow it to create rich, crunchy tube distortion. A must have!!!
Steve Hackett of Genesis. Beano Boost is on in all clips, even the clean one.
We are getting heavy orders so our normal week or so build time are longer. Thanks for your patience!

Beano Boost requires optional power jack in order to use any power supply. Power jack is optional because it works and sounds best with a battery. If you get the power jack option, then we can also sell you a nice quiet power supply for it. No reverse polarity issues on the power jack, normal 9V boss type will work. We don't just add a power jack, as that would be pretty noisy, we also add power filtering circuitry to the power jack connection to reduce power supply noise. Please use only an ISOLATED power supply with these pedals, sharing power will cause noise and other issues.
The optional on/off volume pot allows disconnecting the battery by turning the volume all the way down. Then you can leave the pedal in your pedalboard without having to worry about unplugging the input cable to keep the battery from draining. This is not available on the Mini Beano Boost as it does not use a battery.
Here is our Beano Boost page, check here for everything about the Beano Boost history and how they are built:


New for 2013! MINI BEANO BOOST

I am not a fan of tiny pedals as I have human size feet, but some people really like them. They are also great when using loop-based switchers. So Analog Alex built up some Mini Beano Boosts for a customer request. No room for a battery but they work fine on a good power supply. Also the ON/OFF volume pot is not available for the mini as there is no battery to save by turning it off.

We can sell them for the same price as the normal Beano with power jack. It's a little more labor but a little less cost in the box.

2N280 Holland and OC75 Black Bullet Transistors

In 2019 we got a batch of "Black Bullet" transistors, made probably in the 1960s for Amperex in the USA, in Holland by Mullard/Philips. These are OC71 transistors with the US version part number on them of 2N280. These sound quite similar to our other transistors (NOS USA made germaniums) but maybe a bit less polite, a bit more of a sharp, throaty snarl. Some original Rangemasters came with OC71 transistors. We sometimes will have these as an option when we find some the good gain range for the Beano Boost. if it's not listed as an option, we don't have any currently but will try to get more. We also have similar looking OC75 transistors which sound about the same.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 17 Write a review.

  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 The sound December 2, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Perhaps best described as the sound I didn’t realize I’d been searching for—until now. Sonically, the Beano Boost pedal accentuates the best of every sound source it sees.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 fabulous boost !! October 6, 2017
Reviewer: steeve thomas from st-felix d'otis, QC Canada  
i got too many pedals over the years...the ones i played the most was the 808 and the klon...with my ol 72 traynor ygl3 and deluxe rev it was perfect but with my new pal the marshall 1959slp it became obvious that the 808 was missing some bass...and the klon and the mxr dyna comp was the only survivors on my board...till i discovered the BEANO BOOST...a very dynamic pre with an edge...i start using it as a boost only for solos...but i changed my set up to use it as my main overdrive lately and it does the job very good...and boost with the klon....these two,  work very well together...anyways this little gem is here to stay...thanks to Mike for making an ol one new again

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Made for Vox owners September 1, 2017
Reviewer: William Gareth Webb from Lancashire, lancashire United Kingdom  
I've had my mini beano for about 2 years now and after extensive gigging and recording, I can honestly say it's been the answer to my quest for the tone I could hear in my head.
It's become the key part to my sound. It's always on. The volume roll off stays really clean and sparkly.

I'm a strat and tele guy and my beano into my Vox AC15 is the Rory sound. I struggled finding something that worked with a Hammond player in the band. Nothing I tried worked. I just couldn't be heard. The beano solved it and now I play with a greater confidence on stage because all my tones are at my finger tips with the volume knob. As a result I'm more inspired and play better and with a great sense of freedom.

Mike seems to understand what I want before I know what I want. There is no substitute for pedals of this quality. I'm sticking with Mike.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 VOX AC4 - Get the Beano if you own it! July 18, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Mount Juliet, TN United States  
The Beano pulls about five wet blankets off my little Vox and makes it snarl, spit and sing. If you own a Vox, just get the BB and thank Mike later.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Wow!! September 28, 2015
Reviewer: Dan Simpson from Breckenridge, CO United States  
Oh my.. (Insert Lemon Song opening here)....An item that lives up to its reputation.. and creates a whole new standard in the way a solid sounding circuit should be.. The way this thing squeezes lemons ....wow... I may never be able do anything else

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