BOSS Bass Driver Pedal

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BB-1X

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The modern solution for the modern bassist

The BOSS BB-1X Bass Driver is a premium stompbox designed to make your bass sound bold and punchy. More than just a standard compact bass pedal, the BB-1X is like a preamp, a crucial component in creating quality sound. It captures the essence and subtle nuances of your bass, amp, and playing and emphasizes all their best characteristics.

Incorporating BOSS' latest MDP technology, the BB-1X delivers a wide range of superior sounds, from natural clean tones to heavy distortion. It adapts and responds to any playing style or register, but never loses the body and core tone of your instrument. The BB-1X's natural-sounding distortion preserves the high definition and dynamics reflected in the finest details of your sound.

The BB-1X provides a clear sonic outline to enhance your sound, yet never muffles your low end. With the Blend knob, you can easily adjust your tone by mixing the direct signal with the effect sound. Low, High, and Drive knobs offer an extremely wide range of sound creation. These controls not only shape the frequencies, but change the characteristics of the tone as well.The Line Out jack on the BB-1X goes beyond a standard DI out, providing a newly crafted and enhanced direct sound for reaching larger audiences through a PA system. The "1X" in the BB-1X's name represents the pedal's premium look, sound, and feel. Whether you're defining your standard tone or spicing up your sound for soloing, the BB-1X Bass Driver is a must-have for every modern bassist.

Features:

• Bold, punchy sound that invigorates the original tone and responsiveness of your bass and amp
• Contains BOSS latest distortion, which adapts to every register and never muffles your low end
• Blend knob allows for mixing the direct signal with the effect signal
• Independent Low and High knobs for ultra-wide tonal adjustment
• Two output jacks: a normal output for a bass amp and a Line Out for a balanced connection directly to a PA or recorder
• The Line Out jack provides a modern and enhanced direct sound that brings out new characteristics in your tone
• The newest member of the special-edition X-series BOSS compact pedals, which offer premium looks, sound, and feel
• BOSS five-year warranty

Specifications:

Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
Input Impedance: 1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level: OUTPUT jack: -20 dBu; LINE OUT jack: -20 dBu
Output Impedance: OUTPUT jack: 1 k ohm; LINE OUT jack: 600 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance: OUTPUT jack: 10 k ohms or greater; LINE OUT jack: 600 ohms or greater
Controls:
• Pedal switch
• LEVEL knob
• BLEND knob
• LOW knob
• HIGH knob
• DRIVE knob
Indicator: CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
Connectors:
• INPUT jack
• OUTPUT jack
• LINE OUT jack (1/4-inch TRS phone type)
• AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
Power Supply: Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9V, 6F22), AC adaptor (sold separately)
Current Draw: 54 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.) Alkaline: Approx. 6 hours
Accessories: Owner's Manual, Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTE," and "Information"), Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61)
Option (sold separately): AC adaptor (PSA series)

SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width: 73 mm (2-7/8 inches)
Depth: 129 mm (5-1/8 inches)
Height: 59 mm (2-6/16 inches)
Weight: 450 g (16 oz.)

Great pedal, but make sure to look at videos or try it before you buy0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLaval, Quebec
Great quality pedal as all Boss pedals. This one fits perfectly in their recent years improved new models. Only down side, it is expensive, but when I look at the competition like MXR, which offers great quality pedals, price is okay. About this bass driver, don't expect to get a "Big muff creamy fuzzy" kind of sound. It is more like an overdrive which offers to boost the gain to a high level. It is nice to add some groove to your sound and personally I don't like when the gain is at maximum, but at the middle position, it sounds great, specially when I combine with some other effects like my MXR envelope filter. Also, you can keep your dry signal not affected, which is absolutely necessary on bass. Can be used as a signal booster as well. Is there any comparison to a BOSS ODB-3 + EQ-7? I don't think so! Just look at some comparison videos on Youtube. The type of distortion is quite different. I just don't like the kind of sound I can get out of an ODB-3. Anyway, it is definitely like comparing a real distortion pedal with an overdrive one. The BB-1x is definitely a keeper for me.
Posted by Yanick Theriault on Mar 31, 2021
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Really great bass driver0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHamilton, Ontario
This bb1x from boss sounds great! Worth the price easily..
Posted by Roman on Aug 3, 2019
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A bit underwhelming0 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I bought this used thinking it was a great deal for bass drive and lime out. To my ears it sounded very digital and not pleasing to the ears at all. Almost more like nails on a chalked board. It was returned two days later.
Posted by Jubes on Apr 9, 2018
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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
Great for adding punch in your sound. Help allot a soft E string to kick more.
Posted by Denis on Dec 18, 2017
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Closest StoreGrande Prairie, Alberta
As a guitar player switching to bass, this pedal gives me the amount of control over my tone that I'm used to getting through my guitar rigs! A very organic overdrive that's meaty and doesn't lose low end.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 21, 2015
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Just okay0 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Whyte, Alberta
It sounds pretty good. If I didn't already have an overdrive (ODB-3) and an equalizer (GEB-7) I would probably buy it.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2015
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ODB-3 + GEB-7 = BB-1X0 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Whyte, Alberta
I tried it out with a Fender Jazz bass into a Traynor solid state amp. It sounded pretty good, bold and punchy as promised. It seemed like an ODB-3 bass overdrive pedal combined with a GEB-7 bass equalizer pedal. If I didn't already have both of those pedals, I would probably pick this up.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2015
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