Xotic BB Plus

Distortion Pedal

The BB Plus is an excellent overdrive/preamp (depending on the setting - Xotic is not entirely decided in the product information) that comes with two channels and excellent sound, and simultaneously many sound possibilities.

Channel A comes with Gain, Volume and Tone. With the comp control, you can choose between hard and soft clipping, and thereby whether the sound goes into saturation sooner or later (e.g. Clean Boost) - luxurious, and ideal for tinkering with fat sounds and sustain without distortion - David Gilmour sends his regards. Here, all the typical tasks of an overdrive can be easily taken care of - from a clean boost to a bluesy distortion that can pack plenty of gain and sustain.

The B-channel has a 3-band tone control and approaches more modern realms. In short: sounds with plenty of gain, presence and fat bass can be set up with ease - or, for comparison: more 4x12 in comparison to the rather combo-like channel A. A compressor can also be connected here. With the A-B switch, both channels can be connected to each other, which can in practice serve as a third channel (e.g. A: Clean Boost, B: Crunch, A+B: Lead).

Hooked up to a clean amp, you can generate sounds that are not just tube-like, but truly classy. Another interesting point is the comparison with the identically built AC Plus: the BB sounds rougher and more British than the AC Plus. Still, practically all sound possibilities are covered by both pedals if the sound settings are used effectively. Impressive!

  • 2 Pedals in one
  • 1 Volume control and 1 tone control in each
  • Channel A with bass boost and midrange + 3 dB, tone control
  • Channel B with 3 Band EQ
  • True Bypass switch on each
  • Power adapter available separately

Note: Register your purchase at www.w-distribution.de/Warranty for an extended warranty of 4 years.

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  • Blues
  • Metal
  • Rock

Further information

Overdrive Yes
Distortion Yes
Fuzz No
Metal Yes
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best pre amp

07.12.2016
This is by far the best and most versatile overdrive i have ever had and you can stack them and change the order for unlimited drive sounds, you won't need another overdrive after this purchase.
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Versatility +

Yer, 25.05.2011
First contact: the softness of rotation of the potentiometers flatters the ego and provides a real pleasure to the use due to the general precision and the sensitivity of the settings.

One branch: not a breath, the quality of the electronics confirms the positioning of high-end BB +.

From the clean boosted to the light crunch to the very fierce overdrive (but not really the big distortion), this toy does exactly what it is asked to do and we easily obtain convincing combinations thanks to the brilliant possibility of Modify the timbre and equalization (this is probably the strong point of BB + compared to a number of equivalent products).

Although typically modern, the set is astonishingly versatile, including in the "vintage" with a huge reserve of power: from thick to acid, everything is possible or almost.

With a few exceptions, the sounds produced are beautiful and quite "organic", especially with conventional humbuckers and P-90s, even if you change the volume on the instrument to switch from clean to crunch easily.

It is not as singing as with good fuzz of course, but the overall dynamic is preserved provided you do not make tons and know how to aerate the sound a bit.

Moreover, with a bit of compression or with a good wah-wah option, the BB + actually makes sparks and, in addition to a beautiful clear sound, allows to simplify a pedalboard congested.

On the other hand, if the tight and rather modern grain that it procures suits very well the American amps supposed "gentillets" (type Mesa, and especially Fender or Ampeg), it delights less the ear with English combos or stacks, Bad guys "of origin (type Marshall, Orange, Vox).

In the same way, it will be preferred (as always ...) to associate it with lamps rather than transistors, which forgive a certain stiffness less.

In the end, and despite orders not always very accessible (positioning and size of some potentiometers), the Xotic BB + constitutes an excellent quality / opportunity / price ratio: it is already good!
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