Caroline Guitar Company Icarus Boost Pedal  From Caroline Pedals

Clean Boost wrapped in gold. It's time to shine!

Caroline Guitar Company

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What We Think

The Icarus is different from just about any other boost out there, and that's what makes it so darn special. The guys at Caroline didn't want to throw a drop in the ocean of boosts available, they wanted to approach boost pedals from a functional and realistic perspective.

Its setup somewhat implies your standard treble booster...but don't be fooled! First off, the 'Wings' is your boost level, tapered in such a way that you can dial in the exact amount of volume boost you need with no jumps or drastic changes between slight turns of the dial. Where the Icarus shines, though, is the 'Sun' control. Due to the low-impedence design of the pedal, the 'Sun' control is actually a treble cut, allowing you to to tame or even darken the natural brightness of the pedal.

This means you can throw it in front of a high-wattage Twin-Style amp without any serious treble beaming or throw it in front of a darker amp to naturally boost and brighten it up. Caroline Guitar Company loves to give you room to rethink the way you use pedals, and that tendency definitely shines through with this one!

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Manufacturer's Description from Caroline Pedals

Everybody has a different idea of what a “clean” boost is supposed to be. Here at Caroline, we think there’s a distinction to be made between clean and plain. This motivated us to make ICARUS™. 

Sometimes a booster is placed in front of other overdrives or effects to push them into clip or improve their performance. Other times, players use them to raise the overall volume of a clean amp, or push an amplifier on the verge of breaking up into saturation. There are also other situations where a booster is used to distinguish the lead or standout parts with a different tone.

Icarus™ excels at all of these. Its simple layout starts with a “wings” (boost) control that dials up plenty of available (>21db) gain and power, but with a non-jumpy tapered control that allows you to fine tune the amount to right where you need it. While the low-impedance output instantly eliminates the effect of long cable lengths, the “sun” (treble) control can be dialed down to a natural level of capacitance that is more natural and pleasing sounding to the ear, or dramatically darken and thicken the tone.

Caroline Guitar Company

About Manufacturer

We care because we know you do. The innovative music industry companies of the 1970s and ’80s hand crafted products that could last forever, were easy to maintain, could survive the hazards of the road, and sounded great. Now, imagine if one of those companies opened a satellite office in Columbia, S.C. and never bothered to tell that office that they went out of business or decided to offshore everything. Your pedal is built by touring and former pros at our “small batch distortery” who are crazy about classic pedals and the great work of our competitors. That being said, we love ours even more. Everything we have designed and will design begins as something we wished was out there for our own setups. After a LOT of revising, it becomes worthy of yours.

We had a million reasons to decide against doing this, just like you have a million excuses not to rock out. The same bravery that motivated you to take up playing is what motivated us to start building our first prototypes. Like you, we believe in genuine rock and roll fun, danger, courage, passion, commitment, and the thrill of hearing and seeing what you have dared to dream made real. These are the values that we share with our customers, and we are committed to doing our part towards getting you the most out of that experience. The rest is up to you.

While we are often asked if our start-up will become a success, we believe that every pedal we get to make for our customers is a success. Our work is dreamed, designed, and created in Columbia, South Carolina. We are proud that every pedal is hand-wired here in the USA, and we are also proud to say that we are committed to top-notch customer service and getting you fired up to play music.

Caroline Guitar Company is a proud member of the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator. Since its inception in November 1998, the USCCTI has provided opportunities for entrepreneurs to commercialize their ideas, produced successful, financially viable and freestanding businesses, and created hundreds of additional jobs in the community.