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Xotic Effects BB Preamp Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The BB Preamp from Xotic opens your tonal options to a wide variety of sounds. From pristine clean boost to smooth overdriven sound, the BB Preamp le...Read More

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Broadens your tonal horizons.

The BB Preamp from Xotic opens your tonal options to a wide variety of sounds. From pristine clean boost to smooth overdriven sound, the BB Preamp lets you dial in just the right lead tone you want with its 2-band active EQ.

FEATURES
  • Capable of a 30dB+ clean boost with an adjustable ±15dB 2-band active EQ, adding a wide range of harmonic content to your ideal sound
  • Uses a pre-gain stage, allowing the pedal to go from a very pristine clean to a very smooth, compressed, overdriven sound
  • True bypass eliminates any signal interference when switched off
  • Can be used with 9V battery or AC adapter (optional, not included)

SPECIFICATIONS

BB Preamp Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Dimensions: 4.39" W x 1.98" H x 2.38" D (112mm x 50mm x 60mm)
  • Weight: 0.6 lb. (280g)
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Power Consumption: 9VDC/6mA
  • Battery Type: 9VDC (006P) x 1
  • AC Adapter (Optional): 9VDC, Negative Tips (Regulated recommended)
  • Input Impedance: 500 kOhm (min)
  • Output Impedance: 10 kOhm
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Xotic EffectsBB Preamp Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Compact (4)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Pedal

    By 14GuitarsandCounting

    from Madison, WI

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Single Coil Pickups

      Comments about Xotic Effects BB Preamp Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Great pedal. Adds tasteful amount of boost, girth and grit to my single-coil Strats and P-90 guitars without muffling the guitar's natural harmonics. Have been playing for 42 years, played semi-professionally and I've tried tons of pedals. Until now, I was looking for cleaner boost with possibility of grit when I dug in. Nailed it with the BB Preamp Boost. Back off on the volume knob or volume pedal and you are Mr. Clean. Bring it up a notch and dig in and you are in a sweet spot of early amp break-up. So far, I'm impressed with Xotic and this pedal. Well-conceived and built. Sounds good with humbuckers but I'm still preferring my Analogman DOD 250 "741 Mojo Mod" for that task. It lets the guitar harmonics shine through. I'm considering the Xotic AC Boost perhaps as a third alternative.

      If you play Strats or Teles, or looking for a versatile alternative to overdrive, get this pedal.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An awesome, natural sounding overdrive!

      By Mike

      from Mile High City

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Xotic Effects BB Preamp Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

        An excellent pre-amp boost! Doesn't color the sound and has sufficient girth to do the job. Used it with an ES-335 and a Fender tweed Deluxe and it sings! Nailed the lead tone in Tom Petty's Mary Jane's Last Dance.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It really is that good

        By Mtn Sun

        from Evergreen CO

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              Comments about Xotic Effects BB Preamp Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I was in colorado and had about 3 hours to kill before I needed to get to the airport. Went to a local guitar shop in Longmont to "shop". Anyway played a les paul through a princeton reverb and it was cool. Asked the guy for a cool pedal, for you know allman brother, warren hayes, blues....you know thick and warm. He came back with the BB-preamp and I was blown away. At a bedroom volume, you can get the sound you want out of a very clean amp. I think the best part of this pedal is that nothing sounds harsh through it at all. If you want to let a open chord ring, you get all the overdrive sound you want. The other reviews said "transparent" and I think that is about a perfect word.

              Long story short I bought it and love it. The pedal gives a ton of options to your amp and is very versatile. If you want heavy distortion it will work, if you wanted classic country twang, turn down the gain knob and turn up the volumn and taa-daa. I wish I would have found this a long time ago!

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              5.0

              Great Pedal

              By Rbudding

              from Iowa

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                    Comments about Xotic Effects BB Preamp Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                    This is my favorite pedal I have ever owned, ever. Yes it is more expensive than some, but it is worth it. I took note of the pedal because of Andy Timmons widespread use, and his tone is so great that I had to try it. I picked it up and immediately loved it. It has such a warm and transparent tone. Frankly it is very hard to describe unless you try it.

                    give it a shot through a good tube amp. In my opinion it can't be beat.

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                    5.0

                    Incredible Tones!

                    By KevinWaide

                    from Tupelo, MS

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Responsive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Xotic Effects BB Preamp Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                      The best overdrive pedal I have ever used. So transparent you forget you're using a pedal. It feels like the front end of a tube amp, with all the dynamics and growl. Definitely a good buy. The only con is it's a little too expensive to buy two.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best overdrive out there

                      By GB - PRS Man

                      from Nashua, NH

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                      Pros

                      • Blows Keeley Ts808 Away
                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Great For Leads
                      • Very Organic And Amplike

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All of the above

                        Comments about Xotic Effects BB Preamp Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        If you guys are looking for a great Marshall Blues Breaker tone, that works well for leads & rhythm look NO MORE! Buy this pedal.

                        It takes other pedals extremely well. I use it with an AC Comp, Zendrive, Keeley Compressor, Xotic SP comressor infront of a Mesa Lonestar Classic. Sounds amazing. DON'T WASTE TIME READING... JUST BUY IT!

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        ABSOLUTE BEST PEDAL

                        By rs-guitar

                        from Dallas/Fort Worth

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                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                        • Responsive
                        • Transparent
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Xotic Effects BB Preamp Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                        Absolutely the best pedal that I have ever heard. For classic rock, blues, country edge, NOTHING I've heard can beat it. After playing 40 years and amassing more pedals than I care to admit, I lined them all up for a shootout and started selling off the losers. Just recently I became aware of the BB Preamp, after seeing a video of Andy Timmons set-up. It rocketed to the top of my list and knocked my previous favorite pedal (cmatmods Signa Drive) to the number two spot. I was amazed at the tone and responsiveness of the BB Preamp. It enhances your tone, but leaves it alone, with hardly any coloring at all - very transparent. I play a Mesa Boogie Lonestar Special, and honestly, this pedal sounds as good or better than the drive channel of that $2000 amp. Very glad I wasted some time on youtube and ran across this pedal!

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                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A great overdrive that enhances tone

                        By BAM

                        from Tulsa, OK

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                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                        • Responsive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Xotic Effects BB Preamp Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal:

                          This is a really great pedal, the tone is amazing. And I especially like the bass and treble features making it very tweakable.

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