Color Bomb

"Big, classic boost, from clean to nasty, with master volume"



The Color Bomb boost rack effect module compares to the Colorsound Power Boost, used for many years by David Gilmour.  It is a huge boost that goes from clean to overdrive.  It is versatile and mixes well with other drive pedals.  Adding a master volume lets you get the overdrive tones at neighborhood-friendly volumes.



If you want a boost that can do it all, the Color Bomb may be what you're looking for.  In its classic form, it included Bass, Treble, and Volume controls.  As you crank the Volume, the boost went from clean to creamy drive to near fuzz tones.  To get those classic drive tones, though, you had to play it loud.  Like really loud.  That's why we renamed the Volume control "Boost" and included a master Volume control in the Color Bomb.  Now you crank the Boost all the way to the top and get those drive tones at lower volumes.  It mixes well with drive and fuzz pedals, perhaps a "must have" for David Gilmour fans.



  • Color Bomb - Compares to Sola/Colorsound Power Boost



No buffers



  • Custom Transistors - There were multiple transistors used at different times in vintage units.  We use BC184L by default.  BC109C and BC169C were also used.  Or pick another NPN silicon transistor you prefer.  Pricing depends on the actual transistors selected, but most suitable replacements will not cost extra.
  • Components - We use metal film resistors and a selection of capacitors that provide good tone and low noise.


Front Panel

  • Boost - Volume and distortion increase with the Boost Level
  • Bass
  • Treble
  • Volume - Master volume control.  Adjust Boost, Bass, and Treble to get the tone you want, then adjust Volume to get that tone at the level you want.


Rear Panel

  • Audio In
  • Audio Out
  • On/Off Footswitch
  • On/Off Override
  • DC Power
  • DC Power LED


Module Width

  • 1.5"
  • 2" left wing available
  • 1.5" right wing available


Power Consumption (aprox)

30 - 35mA


Base Configurations

Part # Description List Price
MOD-CBOMB Color Bomb module $199



Part # Description List Price
MOPT-CBOMB-TRANS Custom Transistors TBD
MOPT-CBOMB-CC Component Changes TBD



Part # Description List Price
MPT-CBOMB-CA Replacement pot, switch, jack, LED cable assembly $19
MPT-CBOMB-KNB Replacement control knob $2
MPT-CBOMB-PB Replacement power board $29
MPT-CBOMB-SB Replacement switching board $29