Item Reviews for: BBE BMAX Bass Guitar Preamp  -  BBE BMAX LIST
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By: Lester "Lammy" Johnson,johnson.lester@sbcglobal.net      Submitted: 3/23/2015
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General What is your overall opinion of this product? I own this preamp and the earlier BBE 383 bass preamp ... I LOVE this preamp! ..it has passive tone controls and takes time to fully understand & use properly but the rewards are great in all applications. I use mine to drive Crown XLS 1000 power amps and SoundTech 800 powers amps & also as a studio D.I. box. Its built well & very effective when used properly ..I have used BBE processors for many years so I am aware of the BBE processing lo contour & BBE high freq control . It has huge amounts of gain. Reading the instruction book is a MUST for new users. I highly recommend this unit for anyone needing a component type bass rack. very high quality
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Great pre-amp for diverse sounds
By: Bones from Santa Cruz, CA      Submitted: 11/27/2013
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What is your overall opinion of this product? OK - got this from AMS about 6 months ago and have been using it as the pre-amp before my Carvin 500 bass head. All i can say is this is a really great pre-amp and it really livens up my bass rig sound. I use the pre-amp into the power amp input of my head. I have both the compressor on and the BBE sound processing on with them all set to around half way. This seems to give the best sound as too much compression makes the sound cut off too much and too much of the BBE process makes it too boomy. With it on though it makes my highs a bit crisper and my lows a bit more present. The mids control is only a cut so i set it to a higher level so it doesn't cut as much to get a bit more mid-range. OTher than that it's now a keeper in my everyday rig - don't know what I'd do without it. THis is an all around great sound sculpting tool.
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