The limited-edition model features ±15dB of gain with a two-band active EQ.

Los Angeles, CA (December 11, 2017) -- Capable of 30dB+ clean boost and smokin’ overdrive tones, the BB Preamp Andy Timmons signature model is a reincarnation of the original Xotic Effects BB Preamp that first hit the market in 2005. With a reputation for natural sound and smooth compression, the original BB Preamp became an instant hit with guitar players and a staple overdrive pedal on Andy’s pedalboard. Years later, the BB Preamp is still part of Andy’s signature sound. There will be a limited run of 3000 signature series pedals that includes an Andy Timmons guitar pick and trial link to Andy’s new website, guitarxperience.net, where users can get lessons, tips and behind the scenes access to all things Andy Timmons!

BBP-AT Features:

  • Red casing
  • ±15dB two-band active EQ
  • Pre-gain stage which allows the pedal to go from a very pristine clean to a very smooth, compressed, overdriven sound
  • Can be run at 9v or 18v (for more headroom)
  • True bypass
  • Limited edition run of 3000
  • Includes Andy Timmons guitar pick and free trail link to guitarxperience.net

$168. Shipping to Xotic Dealers mid December.

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