Mesa/Boogie Tone-Burst Clean Boost Pedal

Gain Boost Pedal with up to 20dB of Boost, +/-12dB Bass and Treble EQ Controls, True Bypass Switching, Hand-built in the USA
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Your Tone, On Steroids

Give your tone more mojo with the Mesa/Boogie Tone-Burst boost pedal! Handbuilt by the amp masters at Mesa in Petaluma, CA, the Tone-Burst is made to give you up to 20dB of transparent gain boost, with powerful bass and treble EQ controls too. Use it to overdrive your tube amplifier, bring up the level of low-output pickups, or simply fine-tune your tone with the EQ. Whatever you use it for, you can expect rugged reliability and tonal purity from the Mesa/Boogie Tone-Burst.

Mesa/Boogie Tone-Burst Boost Pedal at a Glance:
  • Transparent gain boost lets you do more with your rig
  • Built tough in the USA for rugged reliability
Transparent gain boost lets you do more with your rig

There's a lot you can do with a transparent gain boost pedal like the Tone-Burst. Put it in front of your favorite tube amp (set just below clipping level), and use the Tone-Burst to push it into glorious overdrive. It's also perfect for giving your solos a volume boost to cut through the mix. And if you gig with multiple guitars, you can tweak the Tone-Burst to match your single-coil guitar to the level of your humbucker-equipped guitar, so you don't have to mess with your rig after guitar changes.

Built tough in the USA for rugged reliability

Mesa/Boogie has been hand-building some of the most sought after guitar gear in Petaluma, CA since the late '60s. Early fans of Mesa gear include Carlos Santana and Keith Richards, guitarists whose tones have been chased by countless musicians ever since. When you plug into the Tone-Burst, you're tapping into decades of innovation. Especially if you're gigging regularly, you'll appreciate the top-notch sound and construction you get in the Tone-Burst.

Protected by Mesa and Sweetwater

Your new Mesa/Boogie pedal is protected by Mesa's limited 1-year warranty. Plus, you get additional protection from Sweetwater's exclusive Total Confidence Coverage™ 2-year warranty!

Mesa/Boogie Tone-Burst Boost Pedal Features:
  • Transparent gain boost with up to 20dB of boost
  • True bypass switching ensures you maintain your tone
  • Gain control lets you choose how "clean" you want the pedal to operate
  • Master level controls the actual volume boost amount
  • Powered by 1 x 9V battery or optional power supply (sold separately)
  • Designed and handbuilt in the USA
  • Important Notice for International Customers: Mesa/Boogie products sold by Sweetwater are intended for use within the United States. We are unable to ship any Mesa/Boogie products outside of the US.
Get total tonal control with the Mesa/Boogie Tone-Burst!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Boost
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 1 x 9V
Height 2.28"
Depth 4.77"
Width 2.87"
Weight 0.802 lbs.
Power Supply Included No
Manufacturer Part Number fp.toneburst

Customer Reviews

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It is exactly what it says it is, a burst of tone! Ruggedly built, easy to dial in, and it makes your tone gain about 200 lbs immediately. Not for use on every amp for every situation though. I ran it through my Mesa Mark V found it to be a little bit of overkill for classic rock, but awesome for Metal. However, running it through the Hughes & Kettner that I use at my church, it makes a great sounding amp sound FANTASTIC. The gain boost is subtle on higher gain amps, but you definitely notice the beef in your tone. On a cleaner channel amp, you notice the beefy tone and a nice little drive to your tone.
Music background: Pro, session, worship, Rock

Another cool Mesa Engineering Pedal

I also have the Mesa Flux Drive and just got this Tone Burst. Mesa gets a big recommend from me. This pedal is on the subtle side, A clean boost, not an "overdrive" but but not designed to be "transparent". You can easily drive an amp cranking the level but the gain is relatively low, which is what I like. Adjustment of the tone controls is where this pedal gives its magic. It adds not just low end or sparkle to your tone but overall enhances the tone quality but sounds natural and when off you really hear the subtle enhancement it gives to your tone. Adds a little something in articulation and note bloom enhances other drives and effects down the chain. I pulled my highly adjustable compressor pedal for this to give me some thickening and enhancement but not the compressive squeeze on the tone spectrum.
Music background: long term guitarist/musician

Addictive Sound

Great/addictive sound from this pedal. Wish I had it many years ago- would have saved me a lot of money and hassle. When you switch it off and back on it is startling the difference in sound. I use it primarily with a Fender HRD III and/or Twin Reverb. Also have a Mesa Boogie MKIII but not really necessary with that amp (obvious reasons). Good stuff!
Music background: Musician/Engineer/Producer

Awesome Boost Pedal!

This pedals works great on a pedal board through the front and through the effect loop. If you have a small amp with an effect loop and you want a more volume out of it or even just a more defined sound, it acts as a boost/eq pedal. I own this pedal and the Mesa Flux Drive pedal also. Both very good pedals and was my first experience with the Mesa Boogie Company and I am very impressed with their quality and reputation. Try one. I'm convinced.
Music background: experienced musician


I am floored by the sound I am getting from this pedal. It really enhances my pick attack. It just really brings out the small nuances of chording and strumming. And easily/softly picked solos really shine. But the best part is the quality of the subtle overdrive. You don't get this kind of OD from any pedal I ever used. It's the kind of OD the is very subtle, but adds a character to a clean sound that is beautiful! This pedal was worth every penny!
Music background: Hobbyist, ex-giging Musician in cover bands, Home Recording.
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