because performance matters
BP1 without Wireless Input
Available on backorder
BP1 with Wireless Input
Available on backorder
2-3 weeks at the moment, due to high demand
The preamp from our BAS1 Bass System – on the floor!
BP1 crams the preamp and output stage from our BAS1 Bass Preamp System into a compact stompbox format with zero sonic compromises.
The BP1 adds definition in the Low mid-section to your bass sound. It will make your sound sit in the mix with the right definition and tons of dynamics.
With the built-in 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.
- Hi-Z Cable Input
- Transformer-balanced gold-plated Neutrik XLR Wireless Input
- Transformer-balanced gold-plated Neutrik XLR DI
- Adjustable Gain and Level
- Switchable audio loop
- Transformer-balanced Tuner Output
- 9VDC output for powering your tuner
- Unique RFI protection and Silent Switching
- 10 Year Warranty
- Road-ready, zinc-plated steel enclosures
“The BP1 and BP1 Compact are superb bass guitar preamps: they deliver slightly different audio performances but both are of the highest quality and suitable for live and/or studio. (…) Powered up, both were essentially silent.
Playing bass through the BP1 for the first time was a revelation, the pedal delivering a crisp, clear definition to every note, most notably in the bass and low midrange, without ever sounding harsh. The Compact delivered the same clear definition and gain‑driven saturation.
The Caveman Audio BP1 and BP1 Compact are both superb bass preamps that deliver sonic performances which completely justify their price.”
(Bob Thomas, Sound On Sound)
Ida Nielsen live with her BP1
BassTheWorld tests BP1
Meet the BP1 and BAS1
BP1 Compact according to Janek Gwisdala
BP1 Compact ON/OFF Comparison by Janek Gwizdala
Rogier van Wegberg with his BP1 Compact
With the built-in transformer balanced, studio-quality DI, you will no longer have to use low-quality DI’s at venues that make your bass sound dull, 2 dimensional, and uninspiring.
This is a no-brainer pedal with only 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.
We added a switchable audio loop in case you use additional stompboxes or other external equipment to make sure the sound of BP1 is never compromised.
The Radio/Wireless input and all outputs use custom-made audio transformers. In general, only the finest components are used in this stellar preamp design.
To make life even easier for you, we designed the BP1 with a power supply that will work anywhere on the planet.
Dimensions (metric) : 220 x 145 x 40/65 mm (WxDxH)
Dimensions (imperial) : 8.66” x 5.71″ x 1.57″/2.56″ (WxDxH)
Weight: 2 kg / 4 lbs. 7 oz.
Power requirements: 100-240VAC 50/60Hz
BP1 SIGNAL PATH
The BP1 features the famous Input Buffer that we have used in our Custom Shop Systems for years. The main function of the Input Buffer is to make your bass guitar sound as if it was connected directly to your amp.
When you use the loop of the BP1, your bass guitar will not be loaded incorrectly from your stompboxes, it will still “see” the Input Buffer.
“This is a basic version of our BAS1 Bass Preamp System – with a switchable loop to isolate your additional stompboxes.”