BC-1X Bass Comp

How does a Multiband compressor work? 

The BOSS BC-1X is a multiband compressor for the discerning bass player! Well, if you don’t exactly get what a multiband compressor is, let’s take a quick look.

A multiband compressor is a pedal that splits your guitar signal into different frequency levels. After this, it then applies compression to regulate the frequency range. This gives you premium control over your sound.

Basically, it performs the duties of a compressor and an equalizer simultaneously.


Why is the BOSS BC-1X an excellent Multiband compressor?

It is not easy to produce a good compressor. Some manufacturers find it easy to get the extremes (light compressing / hard compressing). Most compressors have no problem there. However, the middle section makes the difference. 

This middle section is where the BOSS BC-1X gets it right and excels. It produces an organic, natural, yet compressed sound.

Playing the BOSS BC-1X actually made us feel “naked” once we bypassed it. Through the pedal, the clear sound of our bass was not deteriorated or lost. It was simply enhanced, had more balance and overall thickness, which is exactly what a good compressor should do. 

The BOSS BC-1X is extremely dynamic, and it feels as if it “listens” to you playing. While it is indeed a clean compressor, if you want to, you can push it to saturate slightly. 

Here is how you do it: 

– Set it to maximum ratio /minimum threshold /minimum release 

– Play hard, and you’re all set. 

Check out our demo to hear these settings.


Conclusion: What we think about this compressor

The BOSS BC-1X is durable and user-friendly, like all other pedals produced by this company. We discovered it to be incredibly responsive to your playing and highly adaptable, functioning with electric and bass guitars.

One unique thing about Tonepedia is that we not only give you reviews, we also allow you to have a feel of it. You can use our demo player to check out this pedal and compare it with others.


BC-1X Bass Comp technical specifications

Manufacturer BOSS
Made In Taiwan
FX Compressor
Type Pedal
Jacks mounted on Sides
Bypass Buffered Bypass
Battery? Yes
Voltage 9
Polarity Center Negative
Circuit Digital
Tube equipped? No
Weight (in kg) 0.45
Width (in cm) 7.3
Height (in cm) 5.9
Depth (in cm) 12.9
GTIN 14 00761294508671, 04957054508678

BC-1X Bass Comp reviews & comparison videos

BC-1X Bass Comp reviews & comparison

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