The Boss BB-1X Bass Driver is a premium stompbox designed to make your bass sound bold and punchy. More than just a standard compact bass pedal, the BB-1X is like a preamp, a crucial component in creating quality sound. It captures the essence and subtle nuances of your bass, amp, and playing and emphasizes all their best characteristics.
While many preamps color your sound or drastically change its character, the BB-1X is different. It emphasizes and invigorates the natural characteristics of your bass and amp, as well as the nuance of your playing style. Simply put, the BB-1X Bass Driver takes your normal rig and makes it sound even better!
On stage, the bass signal is typically split into two separate outputs using a DI box: one output goes to your bass amp, while the second output goes directly to the PA. The BB-1X features a convenient balanced Line Out jack that functions as a DI when you need it. But make no mistake, this is not your basic line out—BOSS has specially tuned it for superior tone.
The signature stage sound you’ve created with your amplifier and the DI sound presented to the audience can be quite different, because the PA engineer’s main consideration is an overall balanced sound of the entire band. After consulting with many top bassists and pro PA engineers, BOSS carefully considered their suggestions and incorporated some unique enhancements into the BB-1X’s Line Out.
The body and core tone produced by the BB-1X’s Line Out is not the result of simply boosting the low end, which can result in an unbalanced band mix through the PA. Its special tuning provides a full spectrum of balanced sound, while never losing the body, punch, and presence of your individual tone.
Courtesy of your friends at BOSS, you get the best of both worlds with the BB-1X: an output to your amplifier for the stage sound you love, plus a separate DI that delivers optimized tone to the PA engineer for house sound you can trust.
Bold, punchy sound that invigorates the original tone and responsiveness of your bass and amp
Contains BOSS’ latest distortion, which adapts to every register and never muffles your low end
Blend knob allows for mixing the direct signal with the effect signal
Independent Low and High knobs for ultra-wide tonal adjustment
Two output jacks: a normal output for a bass amp and a Line Out for a balanced connection directly to a PA or recorder
The Line Out jack provides a modern and enhanced direct sound that brings out new characteristics in your tone
The newest member of the special-edition X-series BOSS compact pedals, which offer premium looks, sound, and feel
BOSS five-year warranty
Nominal Input Level
1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT jack: -20 dBu
LINE OUT jack: -20 dBu
OUTPUT jack: 1 k ohm
LINE OUT jack: 600 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
OUTPUT jack: 10 k ohms or greater
LINE OUT jack: 600 ohms or greater
CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
LINE OUT jack (1/4-inch TRS phone type)
AC adaptor jack (DC 9 V)
Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9V, 6F22)
AC adaptor (sold separately)
Expected battery life under continuous use (These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Alkaline: Approx. 6 hours
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTE," and "Information")
Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61)
Option (sold separately)
AC adaptor (PSA series)
Size and Weight
0 lbs. 16 oz.