Hamstead Soundworks

Hamstead Soundworks Ascent Boost

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20dB of pure, clean boost!

Ascent is a pure clean boost pedal offering 20dB of gain with near-zero tonal coloration across the whole frequency range.

This is coupled with Peter Hamstead’s usual design refinements including ±15v internally isolated power for super high 30V headroom.

The all-analog Ascent also features an OptoKick footswitch courtesy of TheGigRig and buffered or true bypass operation.

A boost for the music industry.

Built by techs from bands including AC/DC, Queen, Guns N’ Roses and Iggy Pop, Ascent is more than just a high grade, pure clean boost.

Ascent has been designed to be made remotely by backline technicians whose livelihoods have been affected by COVID.

Each and every Ascent will be hand soldered, signed and dated by the tech that built it.

Every Ascent sold enables you to give financial support direct to the builders.

Hamstead also donates 10% of the profits to the helpmusicians.org.uk charity to try and help as many people in the industry as possible.

Hamstead Ascent Boost features:

• 20dB of pure clean boost.

• VCA-based design for an incredibly linear and transparent boost.

• All-analog design.

• Buffered or True Bypass Operation.

• Power: 9, 12 or 18V DC.

• Current Draw: 165mA.

• Dimensions: 70 x 130 x 65mm.



Type Boost
Condition New
Power 9 - 18V DC
Current Draw 200mA
Power supply included No
Manufacturer Warranty 5 years
Shipping & Return


  • Free shipping within Canada.
  • Free shipping to the USA.
  • Free shipping on international orders over 399$.

    Visit the Shipping page for more infos.

Fast Delivery

  • Canada : 1 - 2 business days
  • USA : 1 - 2 business days
  • Rest of the world: 3 - 5 business days.

Hassle-Free Returns

You have 45 days to test your new gear.
If you choose to return it, we’ll send a full refund.
It’s that simple: no bogus restocking fees or charges.

Visit the Returns page for more infos.


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Q : Where are you located? +

    A : We’re in Blainville, Quebec, Canada.

    Contact us to schedule an appointment if you’d like to meet.

  • Q : When will my order ship? +

    A : Orders placed before 3pm EST ship on the same business day.

    An update with tracking details will be sent shortly after purchase.

  • Q : How much does shipping cost? +

    A : Shipping to Canada and the USA is free on most orders.

    Shipping to the rest of the world is free on orders over 399$US.

    Visit the Shipping page for more infos.

  • Q : What shipping method do you use? +

    A : We ship with UPS.

  • Q : What payment methods do you accept? +

    A : We accept credit cards and Paypal.

  • Q : Do you charge sales taxes to Canadians? +

    A : Canadian residents are asked to pay sales taxes:

    Alberta: 5%.

    British Columbia: 5%.

    Manitoba: 5%.

    New Brunswick: 15%.

    Newfoundland and Labrador: 15%.

    Northwest Territories: 5%.

    Nova Scotia: 15%.

    Nunavut: 5%.

    Ontario: 13%.

    Prince Edward Island: 15%.

    Quebec: 14.975%.

    Saskatchewan: 5%.

    Yukon: 5%.

  • Q : Are there import charges on orders shipped to Canada? +

    A : No. Canadian customers will not be charged import fees.

  • Q : Are there import charges on orders shipped to the USA? +

    A : No. USA residents will not be charged import fees.

  • Q : Are there import charges on International shipments? +

    A: Shipping prices do not include VAT or other import taxes.

    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for duties and taxes.

    Orders that come back to the shop as refused by the customer will be refunded minus shipping.

    Please track your shipment to be aware of customs processing and delivery attempts.

  • Q : Can you declare a lower value on customs documents? +

    A : We understand that import fees are an annoying part of international purchases.

    However, we cannot offer to declare a lower value on customs forms.

    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for any fees that may be charged by their government.