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Caveman Audio BP1 Compact

Caveman Audio BP1 Compact

SKU: bp1c

Caveman Audio BP1 Compact

Check out this great video description of this pedal.

Here is a 30-second quick demo with a Dingwall NG3.

Here is a demo of this pedal with a Dingwall Afterburner I.

And here is a demo of this pedal with a Dingwall Super J.

Complete product info and many photos here on the manufacturer's website.


The core BP1 tone at half the size 

BP1 Compact crams the essence of our beloved BP1 Bass Preamp into a compact stompbox format and you get the core tone and extremely low noise level at a much smaller footprint – and price!

BP1 Compact and the original BP1 Bass Preamp sound very similar, yet each has a sonic flavour of its own. Which one you prefer comes down to taste and preference. We like to think if them as to distinct flavours of sonic greatness – and there is definitely a place for both. 

BP1 Compact adds that critical definition in the low-mid part of the sound, making your bass sit in the mix with ultimate definition and tons of dynamics.

  • 1/4″ Gold-plated Jack Cable Input
  • Gold-plated Neutrik XLR DI – transformer balanced
  • 1/4″ Jack Amp Out – transformer balanced
  • Adjustable Gain and Level
  • Loop (send/return) for patching stomp boxes
  • Tuner Output – always active
  • Mute function for silent tuning
  • Unique RFI protection



With the transformer-balanced, studio-quality DI, you will no longer have to use low-quality DI’s at venues that make your bass sound dull, two-dimensional and uninspiring. The FOH engineer will love your bass signal, and the crowd may not know why, but they’ll love the huge – yet firm and defined – low end that is the foundation the overall experience builds upon.

But perhaps most important of all, you will have the bass tone of your dreams on the stage, ensuring that you can focus entirely on those solid grooves, tasty bass lines and simply making everyone else sound their best.

This is a no-brainer pedal with Gain and Level controls. Simply plug your bass into BP1, trim the Gain and Level to fit your taste, and experience the mind-blowing tone this unit has to offer. In fact, we bet that once you have set it, you will just leave it on at all times, as it will simply enhance your core tone at the most fundamental level. We also added Tuner Out and a patch-point (send/return) in case you use additional stompboxes or other external equipment. The patch-point is placed after the input buffer – but before the preamp section.

To make your gigging life even easier, we designed BP1 Compact to run on 12VDC – perfect for your pedalboard.



Input Impedance: 5MΩ
Output Load D.I.: 2kΩ or more
Output Load Amp Out: 2kΩ or more
Output Load Send: 1kΩ or more
Input Impedance Return: 50kΩ
Dimensions: 5.12” x 5.71″ x 1.57″/2.56″ (WxDxH)

Weight: 3 lbs. 5 oz. 
Power requirements: 400mA @ 12VDC, Center negative; Either 2.1mm or 2.5mm plug size will work


If your pedalboard does not already have a 12 VDC power supply, you will need to add that. 
Here are two options if you wish to use a dedicated power supply; choose the one with the correct orientation based on the orientation of the AC power outlet where you will have it plugged in:


12VDC power supply in vertical format

12VDC power supply in horizontal format


Price includes free shipping to continental USA.


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