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Bass pedal

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

  1. LeFevre


    Jan 23, 2014
    Any good suggestions for a pre- amp or EQ pedal, to give a passive bass a little boost? Thanks!
  2. alec


    Feb 13, 2000
    Perth, Australia
    Tech21 VT Bass or Sansamp or their variants
    MXR M80 (they have a more compact M81 coming out soon)
  3. LeFevre


    Jan 23, 2014
  4. jimmybc91


    Oct 8, 2013
    Los Angeles
    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!
  5. Hawkbone


    Mar 23, 2009
    EHX LPB-1 maybe
  6. tsunami1052

    tsunami1052 What the Funk?

    Sep 13, 2005
  7. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    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.
  8. aphexafx

    aphexafx A mind is a terrible thing.

    Dec 10, 2013
    Denver, Colorado
    Designer - Big Machine Electronics
    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!
  9. coughiefiend


    Nov 12, 2013
    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.
  10. bmason81


    Jul 7, 2010
    Darkglass B7k
  11. LeFevre


    Jan 23, 2014
    Thanks for all the input/advice, very helpful!
  12. The B7K is a really great one. I would recommend it too.
  13. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    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?
  14. eveilleu


    Oct 30, 2013
    Montreal, Qc

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


    Jan 23, 2014
    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.
  16. BooshBass


    Sep 2, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    3leaf The Enabler
  17. bstew483


    Jan 30, 2014
    Fort Collins
    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!
  18. Twocanbassman


    Jan 31, 2014
    I own a Markbass Super Booster and like it a lot - MB tone + boost in a box!
  19. newbold


    Sep 21, 2008
    Stephenson Stage Hog.
  20. LeFevre


    Jan 23, 2014