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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by LeFevre, Feb 2, 2014.


  1. LeFevre

    LeFevre

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    Any good suggestions for a pre- amp or EQ pedal, to give a passive bass a little boost? Thanks!
     
  2. alec

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    Tech21 VT Bass or Sansamp or their variants
    MXR M80 (they have a more compact M81 coming out soon)
     
  3. LeFevre

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  4. jimmybc91

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    There are plenty out there, is there anything more specific that you are looking for?
    From my experience (not much) I would recommend the Markbass Super Booster, it emulates Markbass amps and I think from my ears that it does it pretty well.
    The Sansamp BDDI does a very good job emulating an SVT!
    Other than those 2 pedals I can't say much more...=\
    Oh! EBS Valvedrive (my favorite) is a pretty cool preamp/eq pedal IMO, warms things up, but it is a tad bit pricey and big.

    Anyways, best of luck!
     
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  6. Hawkbone

    Hawkbone Supporting Member

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    EHX LPB-1 maybe
     
  7. tsunami1052

    tsunami1052 What the Funk? Supporting Member

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  8. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    IMO, the Source Audio programmable graphic eq is great for that. you can use it as a clean boost, a pad, eq or all of the above, and it has 4 presets.
     
  9. aphexafx

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing. Supporting Member

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    For leveling inputs I would also recommend looking at the Markbass Mini Boost. It's compact, clean, and quiet. Huge boost if needed. I use it to level my basses and also to drive my board. Cheers!
     
  10. coughiefiend

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    The Source Audio is definitely the bomb, but I wouldn't discard the idea of Boss. I ran a Boss EQ for years, often time kicking it in for a solo or to change up my tone... they're built like brick sh**houses.
     
  11. bmason81

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  12. LeFevre

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    Thanks for all the input/advice, very helpful!
     
  13. Mjinsk

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    The B7K is a really great one. I would recommend it too.
     
  14. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

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    SOOOOO many options in this category, you'll have to be a little more specific to get better suggestions. Do you want tone shaping? Distortion/overdrive? EQ? XLR out?
     
  15. eveilleu

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    +1

    I use a Fender Jazz and love it!
     
  16. LeFevre

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    Not really looking for dist or overdrive. Mainly to boost a passive bass signal live, be good to have a DI as well. Tech 21 and markbass look good, as well as the EBS. I'll go and play a bunch of them.
     
  17. BooshBass

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    3leaf The Enabler
     
  18. bstew483

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    Go with the Boss GEB-7. Most essential pedal I own. Every time someone asks me what it does the only way I know how to explain it is say "it literally brings my rig to life" give it a try. It gives a killer boost and will take care of any tone alterations!
     
  19. Twocanbassman

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    I own a Markbass Super Booster and like it a lot - MB tone + boost in a box!
     
  20. newbold

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    Stephenson Stage Hog.
     
  21. LeFevre

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