Xotic BB Plus Preamp and Boost Pedal

2-channel Preamp Pedal with Compressor and EQ
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A 2-channel Preamp for Your Pedalboard

Evoking the core qualities of Xotic's original BB Preamp pedal, the 2-channel Xotic BB Plus serves up inspiring tones by the truckload. Channel A feels very amp-like and delivers an open tone with rich, complex harmonics. Channel B behaves like a booster, pushing your amp into transcendent overdrive without changing your fundamental tone. Both channels offer a myriad of tones independently, but it's when you stack them together that the magic really happens. Many of the guitarists here at Sweetwater use Channel A as a starting point, and Channel B as a highly configurable lead boost, but the possibilities are truly endless.

Each of the BB Plus's channels features its own compressor. Channel A's Comp button toggles between Hard, which utilizes a 500Hz corner frequency for powerful low-end punch, and Soft, which uses a 1kHz corner frequency to deliver phenomenal note separation. Channel B's Comp button works the same as Channel A's, but with a bit more gain and different corner frequencies. Channel B's Hard setting utilizes a 350Hz corner frequency and its Soft setting uses a 500Hz frequency. The BB Plus excels at both low-gain dirt and higher-gain lead tones. For a transparent, versatile preamp that fits on your pedalboard, check out the Xotic BB Plus!

Xotic: Boutique pedals, preamps, and more

Xotic was born in a small garage in Southern California in 1996 and quickly became known for high-quality, boutique bass guitars and bass preamps. These days, they've expanded the pedal line, crafting stompboxes that are played by some of the finest guitarists in the business. Their acclaimed AC Booster, RC Booster, and BB Preamp pedals remain some of their most popular pedals.

Xotic BB Plus Pedal Features at a Glance:
  • Transparent, versatile 2-channel preamp that fits on your pedalboard
  • Channel A features Volume, Tone, Gain, and Comp controls
  • Channel B features Volume, 3-band EQ, Gain, and Comp controls
  • Activate channels individually or stack them together for a myriad of tones
  • A>B, B>A button changes the order of the tone stack for even more options
  • Dial in everything from a clean boost to a '60s British sound
  • True bypass design preserves your tone
Create unlimited tonal configurations with the Xotic BB Plus pedal!

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Boost/Overdrive
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
True Bypass Yes
Power Source 9V DC power supply sold separately
Batteries 1 x 9V
Height 2"
Width 3.65"
Depth 4.62"
Weight 0.9 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number BBPL

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Two Awesome Pedals in One!

Low gain overdrive on the right and high gain distortion on the left, this pedal has all of the gain stage preamp you need. Adding the tone, compression control, stacking, and immense headroom, its an amp in a box. Like no other pedals.

Favorite distortion pedal

I have had this pedal for many years and it is absolutely one of my favorite go to distortion pedals! It is extremely transparent.

Sweetwater Advice

Xotic BB Plus

The BB Plus will definitely put a deliciously rich, complex palette of tone options right at your feet at a price that won't make you blush....
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See also: Distortion Pedals, Xotic, Xotic Distortion, Overdrive, Boost & Fuzz