I A/B'd my BBOD when I had it with my Eternity. I thought they were pretty similar depending on how you set the E, so I sold the BBOD.
I've got them both on my board right now and they don't sound anything at all alike in my rig. The eternity has more gain, is brigther and has an edgier more aggressive sound and is more compressed. The Baby Blue is fatter, more dynamic and sweeter on the top end. Love 'em both, but they don't sound the same in my book.
I've been wondering the same thing lately. I am selling off some pedals to buy a guitar, and the going rate for a BBOD could help out a lot. However, I love the BBOD as a solo boost and I'm afraid I'll regret getting rid of it. Some of my other pedals can give me the same type of fat singing solo tones when pushing my varidrive, but the BBOD has this clarity and dynamics that the others lack.
The question is do you play it enough to justify owning it? If you play it, keep it. I never really played mine so I sold it. I would have liked to have kept it but I bought something else that I use all the time now.
Right, and I do use it a lot. However, if there is something else out there that comes close enough for me to like it just as well, I could most likely make the change and have some money left over to put toward the guitar purchase.
I don't think i'd want to pay $500 for one of these. Considering i bought it for like 175, sold for 300...can't do it for $500 this time around..plus the paint easily sheds off
I'd be curious about the BB preamp though with the right settings.