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 gain and power. 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.