• New Sponsor: ShipNerd, Ship Your Gear with Us... for less! Click Here.

Badgerplex a Must Have

Messages
1,871
I know there've been quite a few comments and reviews on the Badgerplex, but after getting mine this week, I had to write a note. In a word, it "completes" the tone, and it will never be shut off. The only way I can describe it is to say that it adds something I didn't realize was missing. No matter what style, how much dirt, OD, or how clean, it adds a strength and sparkle to the overall tone that I haven't had since my old Echoplex died decades ago. I don't have the others to compare it with, but if you don't have one or one like it, you should. If you already do, you should get another just in case you lose this one.
 

traviswalk

In the Great State
Platinum Supporting Member
Messages
13,659
I've really dug mine, they are a cool pedal and a high quality build.
 

BillyK

Member
Messages
2,582
I am one of the initial BadgerPlex Vintage buyers back in June. I've yet to turn mine off.
Must-have?
Absolutely!
 

meterman

Member
Messages
7,979
Yeah I've had my Badgerplex Vintage for a couple months now and I basically never turn it off. I usually keep it just above unity gain for the "tone shaping" but yesterday cranked it up to 3:00 and was really liking the gain boost it gives
 
Messages
95
Is the badgerplex being used as a buffer or dirt pedal or what? how are you guys using it. Im just now reading up on it and id like to know... thanks.
 

imsilly

Member
Messages
272
I've had mine for a while and I use it as a buffer and because it seems to roll off a little bass and tighten the highs. Might not suit people who like a very dark sound, because it definately brightens a whole rig up. I think it's a great pedal to have.
 
Messages
1,871
I tried it in a couple of spots (including the loop). I didn't think I needed a buffer since my pedal chain is pretty short (wah>Java Boost>CMAT Signa Comp/Drive>Deja Vibe, Fat Boost>Badgerplex), but it turns out I did - the buffer put the punch back. I may trade the Fat Boost for something else, it may be a little redundant with the Badger - if anybody has any ideas?
 
Last edited:

BillyK

Member
Messages
2,582
The BadgerPlex Vintage is the EP-3 pre-amp section plus/minus nothing. If the term "tone-shaping tool" must be used, the BPV does affect the tone in a very pleasing way - but it does it in ONE very pleasing way. I happen to love that one way.

A Timmy (and other similar pedals) are really what I'd call a "tone -SHAPING tool", as the Timmy can truly shape your tone many different ways, while adding the most realistic low gain characteristics I've ever heard. The BPV has never endeavored to do this. This make the BPV vs. Timmy truly an apples/oranges comparison.

If you want more info on exactly what the BPV does, there are dozens of posts that will give you what you need.

Hope that helps.
 

Tube Guy

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
1,031
I've got one but it hasn't worked for me. I don't need the buffer and I found that the BP switches the phase of your tone. For some this may be just what you need (if your tone is out of phase and you do not have a buffer).

Mine's in the emporium looking for a new home in Europe (click on the link in my sig).
 

meterman

Member
Messages
7,979
The BadgerPlex Vintage is the EP-3 pre-amp section plus/minus nothing. If the term "tone-shaping tool" must be used, the BPV does affect the tone in a very pleasing way - but it does it in ONE very pleasing way. I happen to love that one way.

A Timmy (and other similar pedals) are really what I'd call a "tone -SHAPING tool", as the Timmy can truly shape your tone many different ways, while adding the most realistic low gain characteristics I've ever heard. The BPV has never endeavored to do this. This make the BPV vs. Timmy truly an apples/oranges comparison.
+1 on all this, Timmy is way more versatile, more output, more gain, EQ, etc. The Badgerplex is not a dirt box like the Timmy or Honey Bee, just adds a bit of extra shimmer, subtle but very nice. Maybe "tone shaping" is not the best way to describe it, it's more of a subtle "sweetener"....Very little gain boost available, very little extra dirt, just a little bit of special sauce...not essential for me but hard to turn off once you get used to what it does....
 




Trending Topics

Top Bottom