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Bbe Boosta Grande Guitar Effects …

Bbe Boosta Grande Guitar Effects  ...BBE – Bbe Boosta Grande Guitar Effects Pedal
The Boosta Grande, a Guitar Player Editor’s Pick, is back in a new compact chassis to conserve space on your pedal board.A clean boost pedal does nothing but pile on gain, right? Well, some do, but that doesn’t create the experience players want. You see, added gain will push the amp’s front end tubes harder, creating more of the amp’s own harmonics, but that alone will make the amp seem too bright, sacrificing the tonal balance in the process.Boosta Grande is a “transparent clean boost” because it doesn’t change the tonal balance of the amp, even with Boosta’s max gain of +20dB slamming those tubes. To achieve a transparent boost experience, Boosta Grande mildly rolls off some top end starting at about 1kHz so that when the amp’s front end is driven harder with gain, the additional upper harmonics generated by the tubes aren’t excessive.Boosta Grande’s mission to preserve an amp’s tonal balance ends with careful post-EQ, but it starts with preserving the tone of your guitar. Boosta Grande’s 1meg Ohm input is about the same as the front end of a good Marshall or other premium tube amp, welcoming your guitar’s signal with wide-open arms, not loading down your pickups. In the middle of things, you can count on Boosta’s 1% metal-film resistors for consistent tone and a rugged circuit board for tour-proven reliability. When the Boosta isn’t engaged, a properly engineered true hardwire bypass means signal passes entirely around the circuit, from input jack to output jack without a hint of loading.Up to +20dB of transparent clean boost1MEG Ohms input impedance for proper pickup loading1K Ohms output impedance when engaged1% metal-film resistors for consistencyHigh-voltage poly caps for better toneMilitary-spec circuit board for reliabilityBlue status LED for high visibility and low power consumptionEasy access battery compartmentTrue hardwire bypass5-year warranty
BBE, Fuzz & Boost Effects Pedals BG-20

Bbe 427 Distortion Guitar Effects …

Bbe 427 Distortion Guitar Effects  ...BBE – Bbe 427 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
The 427 is the modern muscle car of distortion pedals, with a big, meaty tone that’s ready to kick ass. Another Paul Gagon creation, 427 builds on his experience crafting pedals for the gods of rock, but this one’s got a distinctly American voice.427 fires up with a potent variation of Gagon’s proven LED-based distortion circuit as used in the BBE Blacksmith, with the power flowing to a sweepable EQ (CSEQ) section inspired by an early ’70s Big Muff Pi and optimized for maximum flexibility.On a mission to raise hell on rock-and-roll streets from New York to L.A., 427 delivers more raw power than yesteryear’s muscle with better handling. With a beefy mil-spec circuit board sporting big, fat signal traces, 1% metal-film resistors and high-voltage poly caps, 427 is engineered to be deliver rock-solid performance and never leave you stranded. And when you aren’t in the mood to lay down serious rubber, 427’s true hardwire bypass lets your tone slip by without so much as angry glance from the tone police.Gain, level and continuously-sweepable EQ tone controlLED-based gain circuit for smooth, high-output distortion1MEG Ohms input impedance for proper pickup loading10kOhms output impedance when engaged1% metal-film resistors for consistencyHigh-voltage poly caps for better toneMilitary-spec circuit board for reliabilityBlue status LED for high visibility and low power consumptionEasy access battery compartmentTrue hardwire bypass
BBE, Distortion & Overdrive Effects Pedals FD-427P

Bbe Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Guitar …

Bbe Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Guitar  ...BBE – Bbe Sonic Stomp Sonic Maximizer Guitar Effects Pedal
Upgrade everything with Sonic Stomp, the one piece of gear which improves the performance of your whole rig. Whether you’re a guitarist or bassist, get ready to be amazed. With Sonic Stomp’s proprietary BBE Sonic Maximizer technology, you’ll hear your amp cut through the band mix better with dramatically improved note definition in chords and solos. Even with a wall of distortion, the distinct harmonic elements of each note can be heard like never before. Time-based effects take on a level of realism and dimension you never thought possible. And if low-end punch is your thing, you’ll discover the Lo Contour control is the ticket to meaty chunk without the mud.Rack mount BBE Sonic Maximizer processors have been the secret weapon of musicians for years, with each generation of the BBE technology offering more for musicians to discover in their tone. While rack-mount models such as the 482i Sonic Maximizer are a staple for many touring musicians with sophisticated rigs, a rack device isn’t practical for many musicians. Enter Sonic Stomp, packing the same BBE technology into a pedal for musicians who prefer simple rigs. Its buffered input happily accepts either the input of your instrument or the output of another pedal (Sonic Stomp should be used last in the pedal chain), making Sonic Stomp as easy to use as any other pedal. Just plug it in, dial the knobs to your taste and enjoy.Sonic Stomp’s application of the BBE technology is just like its big brothers, using frequency-dependent time alignment with integrated amplitude compensation. What’s all that about? Simply put, it helps a speaker more faithfully reproduce the signal so more of the nuance and detail is revealed. Sonic Stomp is not an effect but a tool to allow more of your tone to reach the ears of your audience – and yours.Sonic Maximizer technology for clarity and punchLo Contour and Process controls1MEG Ohms input impedance for proper pickup loading1K Ohms output impedance when engaged1% metal-film resistors for consistencyHigh-voltage poly caps for better toneMilitary-spec circuit board for reliabilityBlue status LED for high visibility and low power consumptionEasy access battery compartment9V battery, AC adaptor included (North America only)True hardwire bypass
BBE, Equalizer Effects Pedals SS-92

Bbe Tremor Analog Tremolo Guitar Effects …

Bbe Tremor Analog Tremolo Guitar Effects  ...BBE – Bbe Tremor Analog Tremolo Guitar Effects Pedal
Think an old Fender Blackface amp with a tremolo circuit like a Twin or Super Reverb. Now imagine that warm, pulsating effect of the sine-wave oscillator working its magic as perfected by Leo Fender. Pretty awesome, right? Reality check: your amp doesn’t have a classic Leo tremolo circuit, or it just doesn’t work well anymore. Fact is, a lot of those old tremolo circuits get pretty dodgy over time, often ending up delivering a jarring on/off square-wave effect or a weird popcorn-popping sound.Enter Tremor. Created by Paul Gagon, former R&D Engineer at Fender and certified amp geek with soft spot for Leo-era classics, Tremor faithfully recreates the experience Leo’s finest amp tremolo. Better yet, Tremor features dual foot-switchable speed controls. Just think: having two speeds locked and loaded means you can cover Crimson And Clover then follow that up with For What It’s Worth. Okay, so maybe you’ve got a couple other songs in mind, but the cool thing is you can do it without reaching down to tweak a pedal or messing with your amp. You know, that old Twin with the tremolo that also makes popcorn. What’s more, its bulletproof reliability means it can take the abuse of the road without breaking a sweat, unlike that vintage Blackface you’ve been babying all tour long.BBE fans will note that Tremor’s back with a new look that really nails the experience. Amp spotters will peg the flavor right away, with Tremor’s white graphics on a matte black finish, complemented by crme amp knobs. Tremor is just dripping with that transitional 1963 mojo, and once you plug into it, you’ll find tremolo that would surely impress Leo himself.BBE Tremor: Leo’s Finest Tremolo, Now Available in a PedalHigh-voltage poly caps for better toneMilitary-spec circuit board for reliabilityEasy access battery compartmentTrue hardwire bypass5-year warranty
BBE, Tremolo & Vibrato Effects Pedals TR-63B

Bbe Opticomp Compressor Guitar Effects …

Bbe Opticomp Compressor Guitar Effects  ...BBE – Bbe Opticomp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal
Bassists and guitarists alike can benefit from a quality optical compressor pedal, but basses have a special challenge: massive signal-level spikes compared to guitars. That’s why many bassists want to tightly control signal level.Whether you’re just looking to dial in a smoother sound or keep the front end of your amp from clipping, an optical compressor is just the thing. There’s none finer than what you’ll find in the studio-grade, solid-state OptiComp compressor pedal. In fact, it’s the same circuit found in the award-winning BBE BMAX and BMAX-T bass preamps. True to form, OptiComp features a beefy mil-spec circuit board with big, fat signal traces, 1 % metal-film resistors and high-voltage poly caps, all backed up by a robust true-hardwire bypass.Studio-grade optical compressionOutput and Threshold controls1MEG Ohms input impedance for proper pickup loading1K Ohms output impedance when engaged1% metal-film resistors for consistencyHigh-voltage poly caps for better toneMilitary-spec circuit board for reliabilityBlue status LED for high visibility and low power consumptionEasy access battery compartmentTrue hardwire bypass5-year warranty
BBE, Compressor Effects Pedals OC-5

Bbe 382I Stereo Sonic …

Bbe 382I Stereo Sonic  ...BBE – Bbe 382I Stereo Sonic Maximizer
The BBE 382i series delivers all the sound-improving benefits of a Sonic Maximizer with the convenience of ganged-stereo operation, perfectly suited for any -10dBV unbalanced studio, PA system, or guitar/bass rig. The BBE 382i Stereo Sonic Maximizer applications include DJ and PA sound reinforcement, musical instruments, and recording. (Now with 4th-generation processing.)A full-function Sonic Maximizer +20dB of output headroom Unbalanced 1/4″/RCA I/O 108dB signal-to-noise ratio
BBE, Sound Enhancers & Exciters 382i-D

Bbe Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects …

Bbe Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects  ...BBE – Bbe Windowpane Silicon Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal
Imagine a killer fuzz tone that captures Jimi at his best, with that creamy fuzz driving his Marshall into incredible sustain. Windowpane cuts through all of the nonsense and hype with experienced engineering for tone so authentic you’ll swear Jimi’s setup has landed on your pedal board.Windowpane’s two sequentially-wired silicon transistors are properly biased at the factory and the tone is dialed in with a carefully selected treble roll-off on the second transistor, recalling the slightly mellowed top end of early germanium transistor fuzz pedals. But unlike those old classics, Windowpane fuzz pedals are remarkably consistent from one to the next, thanks to reliable, predictable silicon transistors and low-tolerance 1% metal-film resistors. Add in high-voltage poly caps on a rugged circuit board and Windowpane delivers the mind-altering fuzz tone you’re after, gig after gig. And when you don’t want to melt faces, a properly engineered true hardwire bypass means signal passes entirely around the circuit, from input jack to output jack without a hint of loading.Hand-biased silicon transistors50kOhms Low-Z input for authentic vintage fuzz pickup loading10kOhms output impedance when engaged1% metal-film resistors for consistencyHigh-voltage poly caps for better toneMilitary-spec circuit board for reliabilityBlue status LED for high visibility and low-power consumptionEasy access battery compartmentTrue hardwire bypass
BBE, Fuzz & Boost Effects Pedals WP-69

Bbe Blacksmith Distortion With 3-Band Eq …

Bbe Blacksmith Distortion With 3-Band Eq  ...BBE – Bbe Blacksmith Distortion With 3-Band Eq Guitar Effects Pedal
The Blacksmith analog distortion is all about force-feeding your tube amp for a heavier, chunkier distortion. The concept was developed by Paul Gagon in the 1980s when he worked at Jackson Guitars. Back then, Gagon created pickups, amps and electronics for Jackson instruments and routinely worked with an A-list of artists, from Jeff Beck to Steve Vai and many more. What he found was many of the artists loved the sound of their Marshalls, but wanted more grind out of them. Their amps may have gone “to eleven,” but these guys often told Gagon they wanted them to “go to fifteen or twenty.”Paul already had created many boost and distortion circuits, but ultimately, what he wanted to make a pedal for artists that would go beyond what a boost pedal could do while maintaining that classic Marshall tonal balance – but on steroids. The solution was brilliant: a distortion generation circuit feeding a 3-band passive EQ derived from a ’69 Plexi (a Plexi “Tone Stack”). The EQ allows you dial it in to suit the characteristics of a particular tube amp, a practical feature because some Marshalls were dark while others were bright sounding. Of course, the EQ is also great for style: want a killer shred tone? Scoop those mids and crank the lows and highs.Blacksmith is inspired by those pedals Gagon handmade back in the 80s, delivering all the tone he brought to the rock gods but with greater consistency and durability. Blacksmith features 1% metal-film resistors, big fat signal traces on a mil-spec circuit board, true hardwire bypass to eliminate any pickup loading when disengaged, and a 1mOhm input resistance to welcome your axe’s signal with wide open arms – just like the input on a killer Marshall.The Blacksmith isn’t just for Marshalls, however. Gagon’s design works beautifully with a variety of other quality tube amps, from Mesa to Fender. When you’re looking for a top-shelf distortion pedal that’s as musical as your amp, get your hands on a BlackGain, volume and passive 3-band PLEX-EQ controlsLED-based gain circuit for smooth, high-output distortion1mOhms input impedance for proper pickup loading1kOhms output impedance when engaged1% metal-film resistors for consistencyHigh-voltage poly caps for better toneMilitary-spec circuit board for reliabilityBlue status LED for high visibility and low power consumptionEasy access battery compartmentTrue hardwire bypass
BBE, Distortion & Overdrive Effects Pedals BD-69P