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BBE Boosta Grande Clean Boost Effect Pedal  

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The Boosta Grande delivers up to 20dB of clean gain without changing the original signal's sound. Use it to drive your preamp tubes to the max, or as...Read More

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Boosts gain without changing the original sound.

The Boosta Grande delivers up to 20dB of clean gain without changing the original signal's sound. Use it to drive your preamp tubes to the max, or as a line buffer/driver if you're experiencing degradation from other effects in the chain.

The Boosta Grande is built to last, and features hardwire bypass, single op-amp design, LED operation indicator, non-slip rubber bottom, and an easy-access 9V battery compartment. Includes AC power supply!

FEATURES
  • 20dB of clean gain boost
  • Hard-wired bypass
  • Single op-amp design
  • LED indicator
  • Nonslip rubber bottom
  • Easy-access 9V battery compartment

Kick your sound up a few notches with some serious clean gain. Order now!

SPECIFICATIONS

Boosta Grande Clean Boost Effect Pedal

  • Input Impedance: 1 MOhms
  • Output Impedance: 1 kOhms
  • Hard-wired Bypass: Yes
  • Power Requirements:
  • DC inlet: +9VDC min. 200ma
  • Battery: 9VDC
  • Battery Life: 300 hours
  • Dimensions: 3-7/10"W x 1-4/5"H x 4-7/10"D
  • Shipping Weight: 3 lbs.
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BBEBoosta Grande Clean Boost Effect Pedal
 
4.8

(based on 36 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (4)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (4)
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      • Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    amazing boost. seriously.

    if you're looking for a volume boost, go with this. you won't be disappointed.
    this can do more than just raise your volume if you know how to use it to it's full...Read complete review

    if you're looking for a volume boost, go with this. you won't be disappointed.
    this can do more than just raise your volume if you know how to use it to it's full potential.

    first, you should know that overdrive pedals simulate overdriven amp sounds, while a volume boost such as this will actually drive your tube amp, giving you an actual overdriven amp.

    i set mine in between two of my overdrives in my signal chain (fulldrive 2 mosfet comes before it in the signal chain, mxr classic overdrive comes after). my reason for that is so it will boost my fulldrive's volume (when i want a clean boost instead of the gain boost supplied by the fulldrive), and it comes before my mxr classic drive to really fill it in and make it nice and thick sounding. then by itself it acts as a nice light overdrive by driving my amp (vox ac15c1).
    built strong. the person who previously owned it has had it for a few years, and i've owned it for a couple months and i haven't had any problems with it. the ONLY reason why i gave it a 9 and not a 10 was because the casing is a little wide compared to normal pedal sizes (like all bbe pedals), and it seems that for only being a volume boost, they could have made it smaller. this doesn't bother me at all though. also, it doesn't add noise to your signal! if you have a noisy pedal before it in the signal, it will boost up the volume of the noise when the boosta is turned on (but that's because it's a volume boost. that's just what it does).
    worth every penny. actually, i'm considering buying another.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Boosta Grande Vs MXR

    I ordered this pedal and a MXR micro amp. I use an A/B box to switch between and electric and an acoustic guitar. I needed to boost the volume on my acoustic to...Read complete review

    I ordered this pedal and a MXR micro amp. I use an A/B box to switch between and electric and an acoustic guitar. I needed to boost the volume on my acoustic to match the electric. After using both pedals I found that the Boosta Grande makes the tone "FATTER" while the MXR is almost transparent until about 3 oclock. BUY THE MXR.

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    5.0

    Best. Pedal. Ever!

    By JTP1974

    from Manhattan, KS

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about BBE Boosta Grande Clean Boost Effect Pedal:

      I've purchased a LOT of pedals over the nearly 25 years I've been playing guitar. Some great, some OK, and some terrible. But let me say this: the Boosta Grande pedal is, w/o a doubt, the BEST money I've ever spent on a pedal. Period. Simple as this; it drives the tubes in my '66 Fender Bassman to a gorgeous break-up...something I've never been able to do with other pedals. Amazing! I used to use an EQ pedal to do the best I could, but this has replaced my EQ. This does it's job so well, I can't imagine NOT having it on my pedal board. I just wish I'd found it sooner. The tone search is over. It was always there in my Bassman, just needed the right pedal to bring it out! This pedal does what at least several dozen distortion and OD pedals I've purchased could never do.

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      4.0

      Great with tube amps

      By GMan

      from Geneva NY

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about BBE Boosta Grande Clean Boost Effect Pedal:

        I actually have the newer version which is more compact. The only downside is that it's a relatively light pedal and the knob appears a bit fragile (compared to MXR pedals for example), and so if you want to adjust it with your foot while playing, play barefoot I guess. Time will tell on durability.

        I've tried this in front of both my Fender Champion 600 and old Carlsbro 50 Top. Adds a nice clean boost with the dial at 12 o'clock, and a great pushed gritty sound at 3 o'clock.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My new favorite pedal.

        By pocketknife

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about BBE Boosta Grande Clean Boost Effect Pedal:

          This is my new favorite pedal. I use it by itself and with other pedals. Used by itself, it produces a sweet classic overdrive with the right amp. Great for 50s and 60s style music. I'm using a 5W/15W tube head thru a 4x12 and a 50W-20W tube 1x12 combo. Sounds great thru both clean and lead channels. Sounds good before or after any overdrive, distortion or fuzz pedal. Great for a lead boost to make your lead heard. Sounds amazing in the effects loop of my 1x12 combo as it cranks up the power section. Works equally great on bass, especially after a limiter pedal. Some reviews said these pedals boost the lows and/or the highs. Not mine. It keeps it nice and clean all the way up. I've never had to re-eq. Came with a battery and a power adapter. I recommend this pedal to everyone now. I love it.

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          4.0

          Great Boost, Some Reliability Issues

          By NashTele Mike

          from Delaware

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about BBE Boosta Grande Clean Boost Effect Pedal:

          I use the Boosta Grande as a clean volume boost for an acoustic/electric at live gigs. The pedal produces a nice increase in volume for solos although it does fatten up the sound a little. Personally I like this for a smooth solo sound, but others may not.
          I've had some reliability issues with the pedal. The first one I had just stopped boosting - I assume the switch was bad. I returned it to BBE and they sent me a brand new one - no problem. The nut for the switch on the second pedal keeps coming off which is very inconvenient in the middle of a gig. I had to modify with a locking washer and a second nut to hold in place...so far so good. I'd still probably recommend the pedal, however it may be better for home use than a live situation.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          amazing boost. seriously.

          By myheart'smetronome

          from Coal Valley, IL

          Comments about BBE Boosta Grande Clean Boost Effect Pedal:

          if you're looking for a volume boost, go with this. you won't be disappointed.
          this can do more than just raise your volume if you know how to use it to it's full potential.

          first, you should know that overdrive pedals simulate overdriven amp sounds, while a volume boost such as this will actually drive your tube amp, giving you an actual overdriven amp.

          i set mine in between two of my overdrives in my signal chain (fulldrive 2 mosfet comes before it in the signal chain, mxr classic overdrive comes after). my reason for that is so it will boost my fulldrive's volume (when i want a clean boost instead of the gain boost supplied by the fulldrive), and it comes before my mxr classic drive to really fill it in and make it nice and thick sounding. then by itself it acts as a nice light overdrive by driving my amp (vox ac15c1).
          built strong. the person who previously owned it has had it for a few years, and i've owned it for a couple months and i haven't had any problems with it. the ONLY reason why i gave it a 9 and not a 10 was because the casing is a little wide compared to normal pedal sizes (like all bbe pedals), and it seems that for only being a volume boost, they could have made it smaller. this doesn't bother me at all though. also, it doesn't add noise to your signal! if you have a noisy pedal before it in the signal, it will boost up the volume of the noise when the boosta is turned on (but that's because it's a volume boost. that's just what it does).
          worth every penny. actually, i'm considering buying another.

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          5.0

          Clean Boost

          By Kevin

          from Florida

          Comments about BBE Boosta Grande Clean Boost Effect Pedal:

          If you nave a tube amp that you love the tone of but it doesn't break up nicely, put the Boosta Grande in front of it & hear the crunch. It's 20db of clean boost, it doesn't change the tone of the amp. I use it on a Carvin MTS head. It makes it break up beautifully, no noise just crunch. It's simple, inexpensive and well made. This is my 3rd BBE pedal & I'm happy with all of them.
          it has just one knob & a on/off switch. But that's all that's needed. I'm rating the features pretty high because it's all that;s needed & BBE resisted putting any active EQ.
          I own 3 BBE pedals now & they are very well made. Strong cases & good components.
          It's under $100 and it includes a power supply

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Before You Buy a Distortion Box!

          By Kevin

          from Florida

          Comments about BBE Boosta Grande Clean Boost Effect Pedal:

          Before you try an OD pedal, try this. I have an old Marshall 50w plexi for 25yrs that I thought was crap but I kept it because, well because it's a plexi right? I tried every OD/Distortion box known to mankind & it still sounded awful. A friend loaned me the boosta Granda for something unrelated. But I liked it & tried it out on the dusty old Marshall. Good Lord! It woke this plexi up! I plugged a humbucker equiped Charvel in & put the boost @half way. The bass & treble came back, I was dumbfounded. Turned it (and the amp) all the way home & I was in plexi heaven till my neighbor across the street reminded me it was midnight (he's a really nice guy). On many amps, just a bit more voltage at the input jack transforms it.
          Don't bother with this if you have a SS amp, but the new breed of 5w all tube amps out there will love this thing. It sends my THD Univalve in ecstasy
          It has great features. You can turn it on & adjust the boost level. It's all you need.
          Not much to go wrong. Switch/knob & jacks are heavy duty. The case is strong. Cool paint job.
          Nice quiet boost, low price

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          more than I bargained for

          By Dan Agne

          from Southwest Michigan

          Comments about BBE Boosta Grande Clean Boost Effect Pedal:

          I love the lead sound that I get with this pedal. I have a wah wah, 2 overdrive pedals, and a compressor in the chain before it, and it sounds good with any combination of those.
          It has one feature with two results. It boosts the volume but also drives my preamp into a very smooth lead sound.
          The only problem I've had is from corrosion in the switch, but that is a problem with anything where I live.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          bbe boosta grande

          By marcos hernandez

          from Edinburg, Tx

          Comments about BBE Boosta Grande Clean Boost Effect Pedal:

          this pedal does exactly as advertised. it is a great pedal all around, in its effect, its design, and its awesome that it comes with its own power supply. nothing more can be said just great boost pedal.
          nice looking paintjob, with cool bull. +true bypass (quiet)
          looks like it can stand the test of roading. battery compartment door though, looks like it might eventually break off.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Boost

          Comments about BBE Boosta Grande Clean Boost Effect Pedal:

          When I'm impressed, it gets a 10.
          I replaced my EH LPB-1 with this pedal. I expected good, but I got GREAT. It boosts my Marshall the way it should. Its on my pedal board to stay.
          Hasn't broke yet anyway. I usually do 4 hour gigs and I play lead.
          I got it on sale. Saved money.

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