BBE 427 Distortion Pedal

Guitar Distortion Pedal with LED-based Gain Circuit; and Gain, Level, and Tone Controls
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BBE 427 Distortion Pedal
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Modern Muscle

The BBE 427 guitar distortion pedal gives you high shredcount tone with nuance and tweakability. We should explain that. In distortion pedals of yesteryear, silicon small-signal diodes delivered the raunch. It occurred to engineer and noted pedal guru Paul Gagon that an LED could be the basis for a pedal that served up serious vintage-style distortion, but with better handling. That concept, proved in the BBE Blacksmith, is taken to the max in the 427, a pedal with ginormous, meaty tone, and the means to control it. Inject modern muscle into your sound with the BBE 427.

BBE 427 Guitar Distortion Pedal Features at a Glance:

  • Gain, level, and continuously sweepable EQ tone controls

  • LED-based gain circuit for smooth, high-output distortion
  • 1MEG Ohms input impedance for proper pickup loading
  • 10K 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
  • 5-year warranty
Inject modern muscle into your sound with the BBE 427!

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Tech Specs

Pedal Type Distortion
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 1 x 9V
Power Supply Included No
Manufacturer Part Number FD-427P

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BBE 427 distortion

This pedal gives you that Gary moore overdrive edge great pedal for blues rock! Love it! ....

Good distortion

As far as distortion pedals go, they come in various sizes, tweak buttons, stereo and mono, but most importantly, it's the sound that it produces as to whether it appeals to your liking. I've had many brands of distortion pedals over the years ranging from Ibanez, Boss, MXR, Behringer, Digitech etc etc. But this distortion by BBE is quite unique. Why? Well. as far as I'm concerned, it's leaning more on an "overdrive" side of sound rather than the heavy distortion you might get with others. The gain, tone, level buttons do what they do but nothing special. If you're considering buying this pedal, ask yourself what style of music you're playing before jumping into it. It's well suited for solid rock and blues, but perhaps you might want to try others if you're particularly into death metal etc etc. All in all, built like a tank, sound is rugged albeit slightly muddy in it's texture (watch the level-it can jump out). It will do the job to most styles of music. So if you're not fussy, get one and you'll have a ball.
Music background: Composer
See also: Distortion Pedals, BBE, BBE Distortion, Overdrive, Boost & Fuzz