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BBE Blacksmith BD-69P Distortion Stomp Box

BBE Blacksmith BD-69P
BBE Blacksmith BD-69P
List Price: $145.00
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Product Code: 9999-10112


BBE Blacksmith BD-69P Distortion Stomp Box

The BBE Blacksmith BD-69P Distortion Stomp Box is designed to offer analog distortion while maintaining complete tonal balance. Featuring LED distortion circuitry and 3-band PLEX-EQ controls, the Blacksmith BD-69P delivers a heavy, gritty distortion and works perfectly with a variety of quality tube amps.

The BBE Blacksmith BD-69P Stomp Box is all about force feeding your tube amp for a heavier, chunkier distortion. The concept was developed by Paul Gagon in the 1980s when he worked at Jackson Guitars. Back then, Gagon created pickups, amps and electronics for Jackson instruments and routinely worked with an A-list of artists, from Jeff Beck to Steve Vai and many more. What he found was many of the artists loved the sound of their Marshalls but wanted more grind out of them. Their amps may have gone to eleven, but these guys often told Gagon they wanted them to go to fifteen or twenty.

Paul already had created many boost and distortion circuits, but ultimately, what he wanted to make a pedal for artists that would go beyond what a boost pedal could do while maintaining that classic Marshall tonal balance – but on steroids. The solution was brilliant: a distortion generation circuit feeding a 3-band passive EQ derived from a ’69 Plexi (a Plexi “Tone Stack”). The EQ allows you dial it in to suit the characteristics of a particular tube amp, a practical feature because some Marshalls were dark while others were bright sounding. Of course, the EQ is also great for style: want a killer shred tone? Scoop those mids and crank the lows and highs.

The BBE Blacksmith BD-69P is inspired by those pedals Gagon hand-made back in the ‘80s, delivering all the tone he brought to the rock gods but with greater consistency and durability. The BBE Blacksmith BD-69P features 1% metal-film resistors, big fat signal traces on a mil-spec circuit board, true hardwire bypass to eliminate any pickup loading when disengaged, and a 1meg Ohm input resistance to welcome your axe’s signal with wide open arms – just like the input on a killer Marshall.

The BBE Blacksmith BD-69P isn’t just for Marshalls, however. Gagon’s design works beautifully with a variety of other quality tube amps, from Mesa to Fender. When you’re looking for a top shelf distortion pedal that’s as musical as your amp, get your hands on the BBE Blacksmith BD-69P.

BBE Blacksmith BD-69P Distortion Stomp Box Features

  • Gain, volume and passive 3-band PLEX-EQ controls
  • LED-based gain circuit for smooth, high-output distortion
  • 1MEG Ohms input impedance for proper pickup loading
  • 1K Ohms output impedance when engaged
  • 1% metal-film resistors for consistency
  • High-voltage poly caps for better tone
  • Military-spec circuit board for reliability
  • Blue status LED for high visibility and low power consumption
  • Easy access battery compartment
  • True hardwire bypass

BBE Blacksmith BD-69P Distortion Stomp Box Specifications

  • Manufacturer: BBE Sound
  • Product: Blacksmith BD-69P Stomp Box
  • Controls: Gain, Volume, 3-band PLEX-EQ
  • Circuit: LED-based circuit
  • Inputs: 1 x instrument
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/4"
  • Input Impedance: 1 Mega Ohm
  • Output Impedance: 1 Kilo Ohm

BBE Blacksmith BD-69P Distortion Stomp Box Includes

  • BBE Blacksmith BD-69P Unit
  • 5 Year Warranty

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