Need help...BB Preamp

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  1. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan Member

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    I've gone and bought myself a BB Preamp...I'm totally diggin' it, but am having some problems finding a good mate to stack with it. What are you guys using? And what order do you like to do them it - BB closer to the amp or the guitar?

    I'm not trolling or being lazy, I'm racking my brain trying to find the most usable tones. I'm playing either a DGT, Strat, or a Tele!

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. hotmod

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    I sold mine yesterday,was using it with a Diamond compressor and liked the combination either way ,but mostly bb first and the compressor afterwards and usually set as an extra booster and very little to none compression.
     
  3. RockDebris

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    I was stacking the BB with the OCD for a while and I liked it (BB first, light crunch, then the OCD darker and little more crunch). I didn't like the OCD on it's own a whole lot, used it alone very rarely, but I really liked the stacked combo. The sound was really barky with a lot of midrange, in a good way.
     
  4. Mike Duncan

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    Perfect! That's exactl what I'm looking for!
     
  5. Stephans

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    Mostly I stacked it with a Xotic AC booster
     
  6. Lespaulsignature 74

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    I stack mine with an EP boost, EP before BB.
     
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    Ep booster for me , also sounds great stacked with a Plimsoul.
     
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    I stack it with a Little Brute Drive. BB -> Little Brute -> Amp.
     
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    The BB Preamp is one of those pedals that stacks well with most because of it wide range of gain and active EQ controls. I've stacked mine with a Timmy, AC Booster, FD2/3 , KTR etc. seems to work well with everything I've stacked it with.
     
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    BB 1st, low drive, then Wampler Pinnacle all out on my board.
     
  11. Judas68fr

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    Same for me! Wampler set on low gain (11 o clock) vintage mode. The BB is my solo boost. I also use it on its own as a low gain OD, same settings (slightly above unity volume, gain at 9 o clock)
     
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    This is a good combination too, but I have my after. I've also used the EWS Fuzzy Drive before the BB, but had the Fuzzy Drive set for a boost rather than a fuzz.
     
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    I use the BB before an EP Booster and Suhr KokoBoost Reloaded with good results.
     
  14. CEFlint

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    I've stacked it with an RC Booster, Timmy, and Barber GC.
    Tried them before and after.
    This morning, I prefer before. Tonight that may change.
    All of these work great with the BB.
     
  15. Mike Duncan

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    I appreciate the help everyone. I've put the BB with a couple different drives and gotten that weird bassy warble when the pedals are both engaged. I need to play around a little with the settings!

    Thanks guys!
     
  16. Lespaulsignature 74

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    Which BB do you have? The original version or the mid range version?
     
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    Part of my chain is signa comp > RC booster > sparkle drive > BBpre. A couple nights ago I had them all on and it sounded alright, so Id say any of the above before it.
     
  18. meowmers

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    I tried the BB last in the chain before.

    Don't do it.

    Even at zero gain there's a slight mid hump and slight compression going on, but not a lot of headroom and it won't handle stacks very well.

    Keep it closer to the guitar
     
  19. betteriz1day

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    I run mine right after my Diamond compressor and it's on 80% of the time. Settings are :

    Volume - 10:00
    Gain - 9:00
    Treble - 1:00
    Bass - 3:00

    I play Teles and it stacks great with the 30 or so OD pedals I've tried after it.I really like the range of the EQ.
     
  20. KSL

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    AC into bb never sounded right to me.

    I would put the bb before all in a chain, never below unity volume and gain not more than 1 o'clock.
     

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