Villex Passive Mid-Range Booster for Guitar or Bass – New OLD Stock
Unfortunately, since Mr. Villex passed away (RIP), these items are no longer being made. We were fortunate enough to receive some new old stock items from them.
Active-like boost with no battery
For decades guitar players faced a difficult choice. Active mid-range boosters give more control over the tone of the guitar, but come at the price of battery installation. Thanks to Villex passive booster technology, the choice is no longer difficult. Villex passive rotary tone booster works through maximizing pickup output by recovering energy which is otherwise lost. The Villex boosters give all the benefits of active boosters with no disadvantages of added noise, battery installation and replacement.
Villex boosters provide up to 7 db true boost. Boost levels may differ depending on pickups on the guitar and amplifier used. As any passive circuit, Villex boosters require high impedance input with impedance ≥ 1Mohm.
Gain equalization for multiple pickups
Villex boosters automatically raise gain levels for two pickup selector positions, such as positions 2 and 4 on a Stratocaster, to make them level with one pickup selector positions. This improves the sound of the positions 2 and 4, making them sound as loud as positions 1, 3 and 5. Since positions 2 and 4 have humbucking properties, they can be used in a high electromagnetic hum environment.