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Fulltone readies the Ranger, a pimped-out Rangemaster treble booster

Fulltone Ranger pedal
(Image credit: Fulltone)

Fulltone has announced the Ranger, a Custom Shop recreation of the iconic Dallas Rangemaster treble booster that boasts a bevy of tweaks.

Chief among these is a six-position rotary switch, which offers a range of boostable frequencies:

  • Full range
  • Low mid boost
  • Mid boost
  • Rangemaster #1 treble boost .0047 cap
  • Rangemaster #2 .0068 cap
  • Highest

Like the original, it’s fueled by a germanium transistor, but Mike Fuller has managed to get the pedal to run from a regular 9V negative-ground power supply, as well as a battery.

Fuller is also promising a limited run of 60 units that come with low-noise N.O.S. 1965 Mullard OC75 transistors, for vintage-spec pedal fiends.

There’s no word on price or availability for this one, other than it’s “coming soon”. For now, keep an eye on Fulltone Custom Shop.

Mike is Digital Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World, having spent eight years contributing to guitar journalism and a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). He has written and edited for MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, and makes prog-ish instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.