Rory Gallagher’s Dallas Rangemaster
Rory used a Dallas Rangemaster treble booster extensively with his VOX AC30 amp. According to his own words, the Rangemaster added a little extra to the Strat sound.
I’ve stuck with a Strat because I like the treble and clarity of it. I also use a Rangemaster treble booster to give it an extra lift. It doesn’t have the natural sustain of a Gibson’s, but then a Gibson hasn’t got the clarity of a Strat.April 26, 1975 issue of Record Mirror
Eventually, the Rangemaster pedal became less available, since they’ve gone out of production, and Rory had to resort to using other pedals. Over the years, he used a few different models, but it seems like nothing ever really replaced the original treble booster for Rory.
My treble booster is a Dallas Rangemaster, which is now out of production, but I still see them in shops second hand as I tour around. However, I only use it with my Vox amplifier and at the moment I’m using an old Fender Twin Reverb amp.Rory before Taste
I use the Boss FET pedal which, although a transistor, has been designed to sound as much like a valve as possible. It still can’t beat the old Dallas Rangemaster that was doing the rounds in the ‘sixties though. The company’s now gone bust so they’re like gold dust if you can find one. I have a couple but they’ve corroded with use.From Kerrang No.15 May 6-19, 1982
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Rory moved onto the Hawk booster from 1974 onwards.
Hi Stevie, I just added the Hawk II, thanks!
From what I’m reading, the Hawk was his main booster with the Fender Bassman, yes? Because in 1982 he mentions using the Boss FET booster, and he was using Vox AC30/Marshall combo at that time.