Dallas Musical Industries Rangemaster OC44 BPC Treble Booster Aged
This is a detailed and aged replica of one of the worlds most iconic effects: The Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster.
Originally produced in 1965 has been used to by many of the worlds most respected artists including Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, Rory Gallgher, Brian May, Marc Bolan, Richie Blackmore and many more. Although classed as a Treble Booster the Rangemaster was used as an overdrive pedal to give a more distorted but focused tone with many classic British amplifiers that included the legendary Marshall Bluesbreaker and Vox AC30.
Eric Clapton christened it “woman tone.” On the famed 1966 “Beano” album, John Mayall’s Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton, the guitarist ran his Les Paul Standard into a Marshall Model 1962 JTM45 2×12 combo. Legend has it he added a Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster to his signal path on several tracks. With the amp controls dimed and the treble boosted, his sound was thick yet piercing, overdriven yet smooth, distorted yet creamy. That woman tone became famous.
The treble booster was a particularly English phenomenon, sort of like high tea and clotted cream with crumpets, but with a twist. As a stand-alone guitar effect, the treble boost was short-lived and primarily contained to the stompin’ style of British blues and rock and roll. And yet it would go on to have a far-reaching, long-lasting legacy.