I really like my DOD FX84 Milk Box (USA made 1st version), but I've been interested in this pedal for a while. I like the BBE stuff. More grass is always greener syndrome.
The FX84 is quite versatile...does subtle and squash...and Hi Expansion control is a nice extra...brings back the highs if you want...relatively "quiet" too, LOL.
I may just go for it...you can find them pretty cheap now.
I've got that same Milk Box as well as the Orange Squash/Main Squeeze, they are both great pedals. The Milk Box is really an under-appreciated pedal, it's a little more versatile than the OS, might be better for someone wanting to get chicken' picken kinds of sounds, but the OS is a great simple compressor that gets the job done. Has anyone compared the Orange Squash to an original Orange Squeezer? Wondering if it really sounds the same. I always wanted an Orange Squeezer in a floor box (the original was a plug-into-guitar thing), but most of the clones were so expensive, when I saw the BBE I just had to get it.
The time to buy was when MF was blowing out the old BBE stuff. I bought 2 for like $65 shipped. I really like it. I don't use it a whole lot, and it was my first compressor. It adds that special something to a nice clean signal.
Yeah...missed that one. They've been discontinued by BBE...wonder why?
Not even worth the eBay prices since I like what I have and my FX84 is probably more versatile anyway.
I've decided against it unless I run across a steal. No more GAS for me.
Someone mentioned it above. They had to quit making them because it was a shared name w/the Digitech compressor. So they had to move them quickly. They sold a few other BBE's at a cheap price. I'm really kicking myself for missing their Treble Booster for the same price. They had a period of a full week or so where every day there was a $90 or more pedal for $29.99.
I think it was to make room for the new pedals with the prettier graphics. They're a quality manufacturer and it would be a shame for these cool units to just disappear.
Actually, I was saying that they already make quality stuff. Sorry for the misunderstanding, but also sorry to hear that your experience doesn't match mine - it sucks to pay good money for a pedal with problems. I have a number of BBE products and have never had any trouble out of any of them. However there are going to be some bum units from every manufacturer, so it's unsurprising to hear about the odd QC miss - if it's a broader thing, I haven't heard about it, though. My two BBE pedals seem very sturdy, inside and out, for what it's worth.