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Boss BC-1X Product Overview by GAK

The BC-1X is a Bass Compressor pedal which enhances the tone of your Bass guitar.

Utilising Boss' intelligent circuitry multiband compression, the BC-1X responds to your playing dynamics, applying compression as you play, rather than flat compression throughout.

Boss Product Overview

The Boss BC-1X Bass Compressor is a next-gen pedal that will enhance your tone without over squeezing or muddying it. The pro standard multiband compression is controlled by intelligent circuitry which responds to the dynamics of your playing and the registers to apply compression as you play, rather than just a flat level of comp that doesn't change as your playing does. The simple, robust and great-sounding Boss BC-1X could become your next always-on pedal.

*Boss PSA series power adaptor sold separately. You can purchase by clicking here.

  • Intelligent circuitry adapts to every register and playing nuance, providing natural compression that preserves the fundamental bass tone
  • Interactive internal processing enables users to dial in sophisticated multiband compressor settings with simple stompbox controls
  • Professional 18-volt input electronics provide ample headroom for any bass, ensuring clean and punchy sound with no distortion
  • High-resolution gain reduction indicator shows the current compression amount at a glance
  • Digital circuitry greatly reduces noise, a common problem with standard compressors
  • BOSS five-year warranty
  • Nominal Input Level:
  • - -20 dBu
  • Input Impedance:
  • - 1M ohm
  • Nominal Output Level:
  • - -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance:
  • - 1k ohm
  • Recommended Load Impedance:
  • - 10k ohms or greater
  • Bypass:
  • - Buffered bypass
  • Controls:
  • - Pedal switch
  • - THRESHOLD knob
  • - RATIO knob
  • - RELEASE knob
  • - LEVEL knob
  • Indicator:
  • - CHECK indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
  • - GAIN REDUCTION indicator
  • Connectors:
  • - INPUT jack
  • - OUTPUT jack
  • - DC IN jack
  • Power Supply:
  • - Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61) or Carbon-zinc battery (9V, 6F22)
  • - AC adaptor (sold separately)
  • Working Voltage:
  • - 18 V
  • Current Draw:
  • - 90 mA
  • Expected battery life under continuous use
  • *(These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.):
  • - Alkaline: Approx. 3 hours
  • Accessories:
  • - Owner's Manual
  • - Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTE," and "Information")
  • - Alkaline battery (9V, 6LR61)
  • Options (sold separately):
  • - AC adaptor: PSA series
  • - Width 73mm, 2-7/8 inches
  • - Depth 129mm, 5-1/8 inches
  • - Height 59mm, 2-3/8 inches
  • - Weight(including battery) 450g, 1lb
  • * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms



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  • Peter Marshall


    Great compressor for taming an angry bass.

  • Damon Barker


    Excellent product - easy to use and does just what I want.

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