what's the diff between Lehle Sunday Driver and Xotic BB preamp?

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I'm thinking of getting one of the two.

Anyone have experience with both or enough knowledge to comment on how they differ. Pros/Cons of one over the other?
 

justnick

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These two pedals have very little in common.

The Sunday driver is a completely neutral clean boost. It has a switchable buffer (also completely neutral), and a switchable output impedance that only affects things when the boost is engaged.

The "Sunday Driver" mode, with a high output impedance, can help tame spiky brightness when driving the front end of the amp.

The Lehle pedal is a staple on my board and does a fantastic job both as a lead boost and kicking a variety of amps' front ends into overdrive.

The BB Preamp can do a clean boost at its lowest gain setting, but mostly it is a quite thick and compressed distortion capable of fairly high gain.

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I watched a video recently where a guy was using the Sunday Driver (in Sunday Driver mode) in front of the SW amp sim S-Gear and got just killer tones from both his Les Paul and SG.

But, I also remember Andy Timmons demoing his BB pedal in front of his Mesa to get more punch out of his signal which retaining a lot of clarity. Hence the question posted.

Thanks for the response.
 

whoismarykelly

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Thats just two things being used in a similar way. These pedals have very little in common circuit-wise or sound-wise. You can use pretty much anything to boost guitar signal into an amplifier and get nice tones.
 
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I don't think the guy on the video was using it to boost his signal as much as to make it more "crisp" or "present" for lack of better terms.
 




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