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  • BBE BMAX-T Groove Tube Bass Guitar Preamp with Full-Featured Sonic Maximizer
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BBE BMAX-T Groove Tube Bass Guitar Preamp with Full-Featured Sonic Maximizer


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  • Full Function 4th Generation BBE Sonic Maximizer processor
  • All tube Class A front-end with interactive 3-band EQ and interactive "bright" switch
  • Hand-selected premium quality Groove Tubes 12AX7
  • Jensen transformer balanced DI output
  • Quasi-parametric mid-range EQ with 12db of boost or cut between 250 to 1000hz
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 8.8 x 1.8 inches ; 7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0002GXWF2
  • Item model number: BMAX-T
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,741 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

Product Description

Bassists seeking the ultimate in electric bass preamplification will rejoice in the arrival of the BMAX-T. No other bass preamp on the market can approach the total quality, feature set and incredible tone of the BMAX-T. The BMAX-T is a high quality tube bass preamp/processor with applications both in the recording studio and on the road in demanding live applications. At the heart of the BMAX-T is a class A, DC regulated tube preamp section which follows in the tradition of the classic tube preamp designs of the 50’s and 60’s. The BMAX-T features a high voltage (300V) tube front end with hand-picked Groove Tubes 12AX7 tube, providing all of the pre-amp gain and passive interactive tone control. The high-end DI section is transformer-balanced with a genuine Jensen transformer for the ultimate in warmth and presence. 1% metal film resistors, military-spec PC board and custom-made toroidal power transformer complete the no-compromise design of the BMAX-T. While no expense was spared in the engineering and internal componentry, the packaging of the BMAX-T 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-T exudes quality craftsmanship. Applications • The BMAX-T 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-T ergonomics intuitive and easy to use


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I have been playing bass for over 30 years and have had a ton of various gear in that time. In the past 5 years or so, I had turned to the preamp/power amp combination for more control over my system and being able to have the power and head room I need and want. Most modern amps of today just don't meet the needs for professional performances. Someone had recommended the B-Max to me, so I thought I'd give it a run.

The BBE B-Max preamp is an okay sounding preamp. For the price, I would say it is worth a try. But for me... I must have gotten a defective unit. Because it had staticy noise and other sounds that should not have been coming from my speakers.

There is not much variation in tonal adjustment. The Mid control basically does Nothing. For me, mids are my biggest friend in cutting through the mix! I will say the built-in sonic maximizer is a nice feature. But I found myself kicking it up 3/4's of the way to get a half decent response.

On the back, it definitely lacks the professional type inputs/outputs I need. I always use an XLR out to the power amp and a DI to the house. But this pre only has one balanced DI out and an unbalanced 1/4". I have found the connection to be quieter utilizing the balanced out, even with a short length cable.

I have now switched to the Fender TBP-1 preamp. Yes, it costs more... but in the long run, it is a much better choice and is top notch gear. If you take your playing serious, as I do... you won't compromise when it comes to your tone and ability to get the job done in the right way. The old saying comes into play for me... "You get what you pay for!".
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KC on April 24, 2013
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This is a simple but nice piece of equipment that lets you hear the natural sounds of your bass guitar.
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