Digitech BP8 users cheat sheets

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bassbrad, Apr 12, 2011.


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So whatcha think?

  1. This is the coolest thing since the BP8, thanx

    9.7%
  2. Nice try but poo on you

    5.3%
  3. What's a BP8?

    66.4%
  4. Well okay but I prefer carrots and peas

    18.6%
  1. bassbrad

    bassbrad

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    Leander, TX (outside Austin)
    So I created & have been using some cheat sheets for the BP8 for a while now and shared it with a couple of members and they found them helpful so here you go, enjoy and get creative.

    Attached Files:

  2. bassbrad

    bassbrad

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    The Digitech BP8 is one of the early multieffect processors for bass, way before modelling and current technology, it offered bassist a studio quality array of effects that was fully programmable including a full featured compressor, tube preamp, 4 band parametric EQ, 3 distinct Wahs, Bass Whammy functions, noise gate, tuner, notch filter, full selection of modulation effects, interesting envelope filters, reverbs and delays. It is still heavily in use by many players despite it's age because it was so well designed and executed.

    BP-8 - Bass Gear Reviews at TalkBass.com
    DigiTech BP8 Paradigm Bass Effect Pedal, ultimate?
  3. Rockmusician

    Rockmusician Banned

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    Location:
    Cohasset, Massachusetts
    I bought a BP8 years ago and still have it. I don't really like effects on bass but at the time, I thought it would be fun to try something different. It has some great sounds but there are also a lot of settings that I do not think anyone would use. For the money, it was a great unit and I still use it for a couple of songs.
  4. MisterFabulous

    MisterFabulous

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    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Hey BassBrad,

    Care to tell what your settings are on the user-created effects on the BP8?

    ...Or is that classified information?
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  6. alec

    alec

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    Feb 13, 2000
    Location:
    Perth, Australia
    Mine died recently :( Hopefully it's just the power supply.

    Could anyone who has one and has a multimeter check the power supply to see whether there's a voltage difference between any of the individual pins, or just between any pin and the sleeve?

    I made an Access database for it years ago to record all the parameters. Would there be any interest in me finding it?
  7. pbass2go

    pbass2go Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Apple Valley, MN
    I used to own one a long time ago but just picked one up here off the forums.

    It's in transit and I am looking fwd to getting it soon

    Anyone ever change the tube out in it? Wondering if I should put a fresh tube in it when it arrives
  8. bassbrad

    bassbrad

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    I switched mine out with a NOS JAN 12ax7 but really didn't notice any difference so went back to the stock tube.
  9. bassbrad

    bassbrad

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    Leander, TX (outside Austin)
  10. honkimon

    honkimon

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    Hey Bassbrad, as MisterFabulous said, care to share your user preset patches? Also, your cheat sheet is very much appreciated.

    Also, I am about to start using this thing in a band situation whereas in the past it's always been used for practice through headphones and mostly a toy. I've had the thing since the day it came out, been through a couple of power supplies, and a bottle or two of contact cleaner. It's been solid and trusty. I am going to use it now in lieu of stomp boxes as I feel that using the expression pedal to control modulation parameters suits me better for my current application than bending over and turning nobs on stomp boxes whilst playing. I think that this is where it truly excels.

    The bp-8 is a quality processor and I've used a few since. You'd pay as much or even more for a compressor that is comparable to what the bp-8 is capable of. Also, this thing has built into it the same capabilities as the sought after digitech bass whammy which regularly sells for more than $700. Since I'm going to be playing out with it, I'll be buying a second one as a back-up, although I doubt this thing will fail on me.

    Anyone else use it live? Experiences?
  11. bassbrad

    bassbrad

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  12. Joerg_L

    Joerg_L

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    Maybe you want to look at my site?
    I found the old digitech.com patch library...

    HOMEPAGE von Jörg
  13. bassbrad

    bassbrad

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    Thanx for that looked several times with no luck!
  14. JCooper

    JCooper ...meep. Supporting Member

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    Thanks for posting these!
  15. bassbrad

    bassbrad

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    You're welcome and enjoy the BP8.
  16. JCooper

    JCooper ...meep. Supporting Member

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    Thanks also to Joerg_L......
    Man this thing is fun, the tube in there is nice....The EQ and Preamp are both very nice!
  17. JerBass1

    JerBass1

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    I had pretty much given up on the BP8 bought a while back and had crappy results but with this patch library I'm going back to drawing board thanks again:hyper:
  18. stryfox

    stryfox

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    near philly
    I have had the bp8 since it came out. It still works just fine.
    I just ordered a boss gt-10b. I hope it's is way easier than the bp8 to fine tune.
    On the bp8 if I didn't need to program it for a while i would forget the stuff I learned previously on tweaking it.
  19. Joerg_L

    Joerg_L

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    the boss gt-10b has no valve in it and is much more expensive.
    i bought the bp8 at ebay for about 6 months ago only for 40 Euro (Germany)
    I think it is not a fair comparison of these two devices.
    :rollno:

    I manage my settings with an Excel spreadsheet.

    Best regards,
    Joerg
  20. stryfox

    stryfox

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    I am not really trying to make it a bp8 vs gt10b.
    I'm just pointing out that I ordered it as a replacement for my bp8.
    I hope I am not disappointed.
  21. CopperheadLXXIX

    CopperheadLXXIX Supporting Member

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    Jax, FL
    The GT-10B is probably by far the most tweakable MFX bass unit out there, but to my ears, it sounds sterile and lifeless. I returned it after having it less than a month. I much prefer the BP8. Of course, IMO, YMMV, etc.

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