The (r)evolution of bass overdrive. The Boss BB-1X is the next generation of overdrive pedals functioning as a combination of overdrive, preamp and DI. Most preamps colour your tone or alter the character but Boss took deliberate steps to avoid the BB-1X doing this; instead it embellishes and invigorates your existing tone and emphasises the dynamics of your playing. If you're after an all-in-one solution that doesn't comprimise the quality of any of the individual sections, the BB-1X more than obliges.
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Unlike conventional bass pedals, the BB-1X's frequency range is never narrowed down. The BB-1X analyses the bass signal in real time. It processes playing style, phrasing, dynamics, and more to deliver unparalleled performance and a bespoke tone. This provides unlimited possibilities to shape and enhance your sound without altering your fundamental tone. Combining huge low end with natural-sounding distortion, the BB-1X delivers peerless dynamic response that reflects the unique individual expression of every bassist.
With a DI Box, your bass signal is usually split into two separate outputs: one output goes to your amp, while the second output goes directly to the PA. The BB-1X features a super convenient balanced Line Out jack that functions as a DI. The core tone produced by the BB-1X's Line Out is not the result of simply boosting the bass, it's special tuning provides a full spectrum of balanced sound, while never losing the character, punch, and presence of your individual sound. You really get the best of both worlds with the BB-1X: an output to your amp for your preferred sound on stage, plus a separate DI output that delivers perfectly optimized tone to the PA for an immaculate live sound.