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8.4 out of 10

BBE Sound Boosta Grande 20db Clean Boost Pedal

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Reviews and Problems with BBE Sound Boosta Grande 20db Clean Boost Pedal

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Overall 6

Nah, get the MXR Micro Amp!

Shopaholic1969, amazon.com
2 February 2012
  • Summary: I've tried them all for under 100 clams and the BBE Boosta Grande is not the one. First off, it adds bass and muddles your high-end clarity. It also sounded artificial to me. A very "transistor-y" character, and doesn't pack as much gain as the Micro Amp. The MXR doesn't color your tone, it maintains your clarity and harmonics and adds a touch of compression so you just get more "punch", more "crank". Just listen to Gilby Clarke.
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Overall 4

Poorly made.

C. Converse, amazon.com
29 November 2011
  • Summary: I'll go ahead and assume you already know what a clean boost pedal does, and I'll say that when it works this one is perfectly competent. Unfortunately, that doesn't matter much when it doesn't want to work. Took it out of the box, noticed right away that the volume knob doesn't travel properly. It hangs up in the middle six or so out of the entire range of ten.
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Overall 4

Not a fan

Josh Koterba, amazon.com
7 June 2011
  • Summary: Maybe I got a bad one, but it did not do very well in my setup. I tried it on my pedal board and isolated, as well as with the provided power supply, 1spot and battery. To start, I'm not a fan of the fact that it's huge. A clean boost has a relatively small circuit, and should not take up as much space as my TC Electronic Noa Delay. It also added tons of nasty noise. Not what I would call clean gain at all.
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Overall 10

Push you in front of the band

JR "JR", amazon.com
23 June 2010
  • Summary: When it is time to get a little more overdrive and just a bit more volume, this is the ticket. Clean, simple and effective. Beautiful.
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Overall 10


Ben Kenobi, amazon.com
31 May 2010
  • Summary: This product works well. It makes your input sound louder. My bass has a good sound but low output, and without this, I have to turn the amp WAY up and get lots of static/hum in the process, which is not good. Luckily, this fixed the problem. Before, I was using a Bifet Preamp, which is very archaic, and sounds good, but cuts certain high frequencies in the process of boosting the volume.
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Overall 10

Exactly right...

N. D. Wood "Woody", amazon.com
18 September 2009
  • Summary: This pedal does one thing and does it exactly right. I play acoustic instruments (guitar and dobro) so when I wanted more volume for a lead I had to reach over to my pre-amp(mounted on my mic stand), increase the volume, play, them reverse it for backup. With this pedal, I set the increase I want and step on the switch. There's no pop when it goes on or off, it just provides the increased volume I need. Simple, easy, and exactly right.
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Overall 8

Great Clean Boost

J. Hensley, amazon.com
6 April 2009
  • Summary: Very nice clean boost. Adds nice warmth and boost when used. Great pedal and a great price.
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