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BBE Bmax preamp, as new, $220

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by Chef, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Bought this right before I switched to Double Bass, used it about 6 times...
    Killer for electric, not so great for DB;)

    The BMAX is a high quality bass preamp/processor with applications both in the recording studio and on the road in demanding live applications. The BMAX has the warmth and dynamic range usually found in all-tube designs and delivers the punch and clarity of the best tube preamplifiers.

    At the heart of the BMAX is a class A/B front-end, the input of which emulates the loading effect that the input of classic-design tube preamp would present to the bass pickups, and one of the key aspects in the warmth and punch of tube preamps. The DI section is pure and clean with electronically-balanced output. 1% metal film resistors, military-spec PC board complete the no-compromise design of the BMAX.

    While no expense was spared in the engineering and internal componentry, the packaging of the BMAX received the utmost attention to detail. From the 1/4” thick extruded front panel to thoughfully designed ergonomics to the red-abalone-topped knobs, the fit and finish of the BMAX exudes quality craftsmanship.

    Bassists seeking a premium electric bass preamplifier should certainly audition the BMAX. No other bass preamp in its price range can approach the total quality, feature set and superb tone of the BMAX.


    • The BMAX is perfect anywhere an extremely high-quality, pristine preamplifier is required for the bass guitar

    • In the recording studio where a bass amplifier is impractical due to space or loudness considerations

    • In performance applications, where players will find the BMAX ergonomics intuitive and easy to use

    • The BMAX EQ and Dynamic controls, combined with the patented Sonic Maximizer processor, afford a wide palette of tonal choices


    • Full Function 4th Generation BBE Sonic Maximizer processor
    • Solid-state, Class A/B front-end with interactive 3 band EQ and interactive “bright” switch
    • Electronically balanced DI output
    • Quasi-parametric mid-range EQ with 12db of boost or cut between 250 to 1000hz
    • Single-knob soft-knee optical compressor
    • Inputs for both passive pickup and active pickup instruments
    • 1meg ohm input impedance
    • Ground lift switch
    • Balanced XLR and ¼” TRS Outputs
    • Military-spec circuit boards
    • Extra thick, extra wide circuit board traces for unequaled electron flow
    • 1% metal film resistors throughout
    • Solid 1/4” thick aluminum extrusion front panel for extreme ruggedness

    More, manuals and pics:

    $220+ the ride

  2. d sage

    d sage

    May 16, 2005
    Still for sale?
  3. ardorx


    Sep 23, 2004
    Sugar Land, TX
    wanna trade for a new rbi?
  4. Mr. Pickle

    Mr. Pickle

    Aug 20, 2005
    very interested. still on the market?
  5. Mr. Pickle

    Mr. Pickle

    Aug 20, 2005
    looking to sell your rbi?
  6. d sage

    d sage

    May 16, 2005
    PM sent
  7. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Sorry guys, all gone...
  8. pgurns


    Dec 26, 2003
    Northern, IL
    Still looking for a Bmax ? I have one that I need to sell to get money to buy some Avatar cabs from BuffaloBob4343. I know the rules about "piggybacking" but I just upgraded my membership to supporting member and I guess it can take up to 2 days for it to go through (any moderator I'm sure can verify this) so I can't post in the forum yet. I will let it go pretty cheap if your interested let me know. I have until Monday night to get the cabs from BuffaloBob4343
  9. klamaz


    Aug 8, 2004
    pgurns, I sent you a private message.
  10. BuffaloBob4343

    BuffaloBob4343 Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Don'y worry dude, as long as your dong your best to turn things, it's cool! :) ;)
  11. pgurns


    Dec 26, 2003
    Northern, IL
    Thanks BuffaloBob. All PM's replied too.