The original version of the Xotic Effects BB-PREAMP, featured warm, compressed overdrive tone. However, for some guitarist there was too much compression that perhaps restricted the pedal from "breathing". A new version (serial number 3643 and higher) was released with some of the compression reduced in April 2007. The result was a more aggressive BB-PREAMP that today remains one of our best selling pedals.
A few years ago, Xotic Effects and Andy Timmons partnered to recreated the original BB to what is now know as the Andy Timmons signature model BB-AT. Selling a total of 2,000 of this model in less than 7 days, it was clear our original design was still sought after.
Borrowing from the compression selection of the AC-Comp, the Xotic Effects Custom Shop introduces the BBP-COMP. Users will have the ability to choose, standard compression (think current BB-PREAMP), more compression (Andy Timmons BB-AT) and no compression. The new BBP-COMP rolls two iconic pedals into one while taking it's sound to a new level with a no compression option. Quite possibly the most musical and versatile distortion pedal to ever have been created. The new Xotic Effect Custom Shop BBP-COMP, uniquely created, legendary tone with swagger.
Interview with Dave Weiner "4 different BB Preamp Comparison"
Interview with Gannin Arnold "4 different BB Preamp Comparison"
Interview with Dave Weiner & Gannin Arnold "BB Preamp Setup"
Specs : Dimensions (D/W/H) : 4.39"x2.38"x1.98" (110mmX60mmX50mm) Weight : 0.6lbs.(270g) True Bypass Switching Power Consumption : 9VDC/10mA(max) Approx.40hrs continuous use with alkaline battery Battery Type : 9VDC (006P)x1 AC Adapter (Optional) : 9VDC Negative Tips (Regulated recommended) Boss PSA, Ibanez AC109 etc Input Impedance : 500K ohm Output Impedance : 2K ohm MSRP : $245