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BBE 427 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • Gain, level and continuously-sweepable EQ tone control
  • LED-based gain circuit for smooth, high-output distortion
  • 1MEG Ohms input impedance for proper pickup loading
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    $115.00
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  • Your Price:
    $7999

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A rock-solid distortion that churns out vintage style tone.

The 427 is the modern muscle car of distortion pedals, with a big, meaty tone that’s ready to kick ass. Another Paul Gagon creation, 427 builds on his experience crafting pedals for the gods of rock, but this one’s got a distinctly American voice.

427 fires up with a potent variation of Gagon’s proven LED-based distortion circuit as used in the BBE Blacksmith, with the power flowing to a sweepable EQ (CSEQ) section inspired by an early ’70s Big Muff Pi and optimized for maximum flexibility.

On a mission to raise hell on rock-and-roll streets from New York to L.A., 427 delivers more raw power than yesteryear’s muscle with better handling. With a beefy mil-spec circuit board sporting big, fat signal traces, 1% metal-film resistors and high-voltage poly caps, 427 is engineered to be deliver rock-solid performance and never leave you stranded. And when you aren’t in the mood to lay down serious rubber, 427’s true hardwire bypass lets your tone slip by without so much as angry glance from the tone police.

Features

  • Gain, level and continuously-sweepable EQ tone control
  • LED-based gain circuit for smooth, high-output distortion
  • 1MEG Ohms input impedance for proper pickup loading
  • 10kOhms 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

Pure muscle that's ready to go.

 
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BBE427 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Excellent sound quality (3)
  • Responsive (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (5)
    • Performances (5)
    • Professional recording (4)
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    4.0

    427 good boost pedal for Plexi amp

    By k

    from C,IL

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Compact Design
    • Low Price
    • Nice Gain Boost
    • Quiet
    • Responsive
    • Very Little Noise At 34

    Cons

    • Nothing Negative To Say

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about BBE 427 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This 427 sounds great as gain boost in front of Marshall Plexi amp. At 75% there is no added noise so this is a good pedal. Small size and bypass switching are nice professional features. Sounds great in front of Jackson 100 watt plexi style amp and a few other amps. This exceeded my expectations, this 427 is worthy of pro use and recording since it is silent while adding nice pleasant sounding breakup in front of Plexi style amps.

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    5.0

    Stack In A Box!

    By dave21

    from Detroit, MI

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quiet Full Sound

    Cons

    • Not Subtle

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about BBE 427 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This is like having a Marshall stack in your pocket. This is a solid built pedal done up in sparkle blue. I have several high gain pedals that sound good, but give me hum. The 427 is quite, no hum, and has a nice full sound. Good control of tone. Not too much treble, not too much bass for me. Only con is that it is not useful to get a touch of bite, it wants to do Classic Rock to almost Metal. It does this Very well! No Blues driver here. If you need to go to 11, this is it!

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    5.0

    Quiet and Versatile

    By Phraseking

    from L.A.

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about BBE 427 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Does not generate a lot of extra noise. After some experimentation I found the sweet spot on the EQ for my guitar. I found I was abel to add just the right amount of gain and presence to the neck pickup of my tele to make it shine in a solo situation. It would most likely have the same effect on the neck pickup of any guitar that needs a little extra to make it cut through. With a little experimentation it should prove to be very useful. Great addition for the pedal board . I may purchase another as a backup at this price.

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      5.0

      Feel-Good Sound

      Comments about BBE 427 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Friendly crunch, bluesy overdrive, controlled fuzz-- this is a fun pedal.

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      4.0

      Very cool - with one flaw

      By GoTo11

      from missouri city, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about BBE 427 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

      My only knock on this nice distortion pedal is that the battery compartment is, for some strange reason, very difficult to access. Getting a new 9v in, or especially out, is ridiculous compared to the ease of a Boss pedal. Other than that, it looks cool and sounds cool. There is a wide range from boost to overdrive to pretty high gain distortion. I use the DS-1 as a measuring stick and this is comparable to me. The sound in a little warmer, maybe "fatter" than the DS-1. DS-1 sounded crisper to me. Also, this BBE provides more volume at a given level selection. Overall, I would recommend trying this pedal out.

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      5.0

      Awesome Distortion

      By patt murphy

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about BBE 427 Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Just got this pedal & tried it today with my Marshall JCM 2000. This pedal really gives an eighties type of O/D when used with the gain up high. Dialed back & level turned up, it gives a real nice lead tone on the clean channel or a good boost on the O/D channel. Great job BBE.

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