The BB Preamp offers awide variety of sounds. It's capable of a 30dB+ clean boost with an adjustable ±15dB two band active EQ which adds a wide range of harmonic content to your ideal sound.
» The BB also utilizes a pre-gain stage which allows the Pedal to go from a very pristine clean to a very smooth,compressed, overdriven sound.
» True bypass for eliminating any signal interference when switched off. Can be used with AC adaptor (optional) or 9V Battery.
" The BB Preamp is a great sounding soft Distortion and Sustain pedal. It really produces a great fat singing lead tone! The BB gives you a more sustained focused lead tone than the AC. Between the RC, AC, and BB, you can cover all your boost, overdrive, and gain needs! "
" I tried the BB Preamp on my gig and I love it! After 3 years using the SD-9 I'm changing to the BB in my rack. I'll talk about it on my message board! "
" I was worried about airplane travels in Europe. So I brought my new Signature model, which is a very nice guitar but it doesn't have quite the push of the sound that I like that I got from my old one. So I used the BB Preamp with the gain all the way down. I almost used it as a pre-amp in the sense of just boosting the clean sound a little bit. As a true booster of the tone and the volume. Almost like a compressor without compressing. It's very effective for me.... "
" I used my Xotic pedals and love them. They are my "secret weapon" at Simon Phillips studio. I used it on Tony Levins new Cd as well as some of the new Toto Cd. Luke "
" This is one of the only pedals I've ever played through that actually enhances most of the characteristics that I look for in a cool tone, and that are typically desired by tone conscious players. With most gain-boost pedals you sacrifice tone for playability.this pedal adds to the tone while giving you that fun playability. Very Nice! "
•Dimensions (W/D/H): 4.39" x 2.38" x 1.98" (112mm X 60mm X 50mm)
•Weight: 0.6 lbs. (280g)
•True Bypass Switching
•Power Consumption: 9VDC/6mA
•Battery Type: 9VDC (006P) x 1
•AC Adapter (Optional): 9VDC, Negative Tips (Regulated recommended)
•Input Impedance: 500k ohm (min)
•Output Impedance: 10k ohm
best overdrive pedal Review by pete24v
i've yet to find a bad sound out of this pedal. It can turn a clean Fender amp into a crunchy Marshall type. If you use it in front of a dirty amp you're into Gary Moore big sustain.
With 20db of output it can even be used as a clean boost (Posted on 26/09/2012)