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.
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.
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 TransistorsIn 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.