Xotic Bass BB Preamp alternatives

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Basspaolo, Dec 18, 2017.


  1. Tried an Xotic Bass BB Preamp and I've loved it.

    Are there similar, eventually more affordables, alternative pedals (tube screamer based overdrive/dist specific for bass)?
     
  2. geolikezik

    geolikezik

    Mar 13, 2016
    Switzerland
    Me too loved the Xotic Bass BB Preamp but went for the TC Electronic MojoMojo Overdrive because after A/B'ing in the shop, I found them very similar except that MojoMojo was much cheaper ;)
    Both seem to go from colored boost, through light overdrive then to muff type of distortion but YMMV.
     
  3. No bass lost?
     
  4. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    BB and even more. Disnortion-large.jpg
     
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  5. geolikezik

    geolikezik

    Mar 13, 2016
    Switzerland
    Not that I could hear with the subtle amount of drive I was needing, though, that is why both pedals feature a treble and a bass knob so that you can adjust to your taste.
    However, my usage of this pedal is more to get a bit of "gritted boost" when soloing, not an always on type of pedal in my case and I am not involved in HardRock/Metal kind of music. YMMV
     
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  6. too much
     
  7. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Mount Prospect, IL
    You can always look for the pedal used, sell some gear, save money. I think it's silly to not get what you like. You are likely to spend more money on alternatives trying to chase one tone. Think about it.
     
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  8. Tc mojo, fat and a little darker.

    Mesa flux drive, keep bass knob at full. Crunch for days!

    One control green little bass machine, also a little darker but great.
     
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  9. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
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  10. ^^those are pretty cool!
     
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  11. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    Caline CP-12
    I use that when not using the BB emulation in my Zoom MultiFX.
     
  12. brumebat

    brumebat

    Jan 22, 2011
    St. Louis, MO
    The CP-18 "Orange Burst" is supposed to be a clone of the original BB.
     
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  13. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    I actually bought one of those too last summer and like the CP-12 better.
     
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