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Settings for BBE Bmaxx

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by AndrewClaycomb, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. How do you set your preamp? I've been playing with mine for a week now and still haven't settled into my G spot. Any suggestions/tips?
  2. I'm sure you've already done this, but....
    in the owner's manual they have the settings for "flat".
    It took me a little bit of rereading to get it all understood,
    but that gave me a good jumping off point.
    I've found with my basses, that I like to keep the bright switch
    engaged, along with the BBE process, and compressor.

    As far as actual settings, I've got the bass and treble set at
    about 8 o'clock(2nd dot), and the mids at 4 or 5 o'clock
    (about second to last dot). The para-mid is set way over to
    about 4 or 5 o'clock with the mid's gain just about maxed out.
    Compressor varies depending on what I'm playing, be it Jazz
    or my regular show band. I set the Lo Contour at about 12:00
    and the Process at about 2 or 3 o'clock. Gain and Master I tend
    to leave at: Gain: 9 or 10 o'clock Master: 11 o'clock.
    Since the Master also sends my level out to the board through
    the DI, I try to leave it alone and if I need more volume on stage,
    then I bump up my level on my power amp.

    Any minor adjustments for compensating for the room, or a
    certain part of our show where I need a little different sound
    (we do a disco medley where I slap a bit) i do from my bass.

    I'm just starting to work with the effects loop. I'm in the
    experimental stages right now, but so far it seems to be working
    just fine.

    And not that you asked, but I'll just put it down anyway, my
    signal path is:
    Bass > Wireless > Tuner > BMax > Lexicon (Alex) via effects loop
    > Power Amp > 2x10 cabinet.

    Using this set up gives me a meaty, yet punchy sound.
    I still have some refining to do, but like the Beatles said,
    "It's getting better all the time."

    I hope this helps some, and if not at least it got me to think
    through my settings on a more objective level, so thanks!
  3. Wow, you left out your low setting, but I tried everything you have yours set to and the sound change is huge. I was trying to eq for a very flat natural sound (which I didn't like very much in the end) and your setting gave the whole thing some balls.

    Thank you very much, you made this preamp seem like a whole new unit.
  4. Glad you found it helpful. Let me know if you find any other
    settings that jump out at you.
  5. Actually, I just noticed that I wrote the para-mid down wrong.
    I really have it set at about 8 o'clock, NOT 4 or 5 o'clock.

    If you try this change, let me know what you think.
  6. pablomigraine

    pablomigraine Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2005
    New York
    VP & Managing Director - Willcox Basses
    I play against ALOT of guitar, and need super punchy , clear and full so............

    BRIGHT: off
    TREBLE: 1 o'clock
    MID: 4 o'clock
    BASS: 2 o'clock

    FREQ: 800hz
    LEVEL: 2 o'clock

    COMP: used as limiter and only when playing live

    LO CONTOUR: 10 o'clock
    PROCESS: 3 o'clock

    Your sound will depend greatly on your Bass settings and cabinet. For reference I use an EB MM Stingray 5 with the switch at position 3, BASS and TREBLE flat, MID slightly cut. I use a SCHROEDER 410. (VERY full and meaty)
  7. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    gain at about 10 oclock, same with master. Bright off, treble at about 9oclock, mids full on, bass at about 8 oclock, variable mids usually off, or to correct for different rooms. I usually leave the compresser and BBE processer off.