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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by LeFevre, Feb 2, 2014.
Any good suggestions for a pre- amp or EQ pedal, to give a passive bass a little boost? Thanks!
Tech21 VT Bass or Sansamp or their variants
MXR M80 (they have a more compact M81 coming out soon)
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!
EHX LPB-1 maybe
EWS Tri-logic II bass preamp pedal.
Check it out on youtube.
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.
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!
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.
Thanks for all the input/advice, very helpful!
The B7K is a really great one. I would recommend it too.
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?
I use a Fender Jazz and love it!
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.
3leaf The Enabler
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!
I own a Markbass Super Booster and like it a lot - MB tone + boost in a box!
Stephenson Stage Hog.