Little Horn Guitar Boost Pedal v3.0


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Your tone – but better! The Little Horn Guitar Boost Pedal gives your volume a clean, transparent but powerful boost, with up to +24dB available, and an added tone control with the new version 3. Great for adding definition to your solos, or for pushing your amps and effects pedals to wicked extremes.

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The Only Guitar Boost Pedal You’ll Ever Need

New for November 2019 – v3.0

Another run of Little Horn Clean Boost PCBs has sold out, and as ever, we thought we’d use the opportunity to improve our best selling gain pedal. We’ve kept everything that made Little Horn v2.0 great – including the advanced power filtering which makes the Little Horn such a pure, noiseless, hiss-free boost, and removal of the crackling sound when the Boost knob is turned – and added something sweet. Little Horn v3.0’s new Tone control allows you to either boost or attenuate the higher frequencies of the boosted signal, so if you need a little extra treble to help you cut through the mix, or if your boosted signal is a little too sharp, Little Horn has you covered.

Love the old-fashioned, full frequency boost of Little Horn v2.0? No problem, the Tone control can be bypassed with the Tone Bypass switch.

This video shows you how great version 3 of the Little Horn is as a clean boost pedal:

Up to +24dB of Beautiful Clean Boost

We are a simple bunch here at We wanted to create a simple boost pedal, based on pure analogue circuitry, which would make us leave all our previous boost, overdrive and pre-amp pedals at home. We needed something that can go all the way from a slight, subtle boost which adds just a little presence and transparent volume to a clean funk solo, to something which could stand up to the highest output metal stack – and make it scream louder and truer that you ever thought possible.

Push Your Amp to Sinful New Extremes

Some boost units advertise themselves as powerful, but can leave you wanting more. We, however, knew that we couldn’t let the name down by creating less than the biggest and boldest bully in the playground. There’s volume here in spades, and if you’re the kind of guitarist who needs to use the Little Horn at 11 – well, let’s just say, we hope no one ever challenges you to a drinking contest.

Or, if all you want is a little bit of subtle oomph, you can use the Little Horn in it’s lower controls to gently push an amp to slightly higher volumes in a warm, transparent and pleasant way. It’s up to you. There’s no use in an inflexible boost unit – so we created our Little Horn to cater for guitarists of all styles, genres and tastes.

Pre-Amp or Effects Loop for Endless Possibilities

Putting this pedal in your effects loop is just as exciting as putting it in front of an amp. In the pre-amp position, you can push your amp to working harder, sounding louder, thicker, and mightier. Putting in in the effects loop, however, literally takes your existing tone and makes it louder. If you want the exact same sound, just louder, stick it in your effects loop. If you want your existing tone, but fuller, meatier and more impressive, stick in before your pre-amp pedals or amp input. Experiment with either – or, get two, and get the advantages of both!

True Bypass Circuitry

A boost as powerful as the Little Horn would still be no good at all if, when switched off, it still affected your signal. That’s why the Little Horn is wired with True Bypass circuitry, to prevent this happening. When it’s on, you get a stimulating boost – but when it’s off, it’s like it isn’t even there.

Be Careful

Please remember that this pedal, in its upper control settings, can be a brute. While it’s completely safe to use with all amps, it can kick out far more volume than you might expect, so make sure to turn the boost control all the way down to 0 when you first try it out. If not for your sake, then for your neighbours’.

Bringing Life Back to Ageing or Limp Pickups or Long Guitar Leads

If you’re looking to bring back the spark into a guitar which, through age, has lost its original appeal, pop a Little Horn in between it and your amp. Similarly, if you’ve noticed that your long guitar lead robs your tone’s pleasant high end sparkle, bang a Little Horn as the first pedal in your chain. You’ll notice a new sense of openness and clarity. This is because the Little Horn’s input impedance is crazy high – over 5M – which bounces all current from the pickups right back at them. This keeps the magnetic field where it should be, and brings your pickups right back to life.

It Is What It Is

Remember that the Little Horn, though mighty, isn’t a Distortion or Overdrive unit, and it won’t turn a clean Fender amp tone into a Mesa stack. What it will do is bring a new, fresh, overwhelmingly beautiful boost to your amp’s existing tone, making it do exactly what it already does – just much, much better.

Buy a Little Horn v3.0 Guitar Boost Pedal today! It makes more sense than your drummer’s medication!

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Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 92 × 38 × 32 mm


Little Horn Clean Boost Instruction Manual

1 review for Little Horn Guitar Boost Pedal v3.0

  1. Douglas H (verified owner)

    Nice compact little pedal. Clean boost and a little sparkle. Always on.

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