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Xotic BB Preamp AT

triski

Member



I really love my Xotic BB Preamp Andy Timmons signature, so I tried to replicate it with the drive block on the Axe-Fx II.
Strangely, I find that the BB Pre on the axe can't get close to the real pedal (maybe because mine is the Andy Timmons signature model, there must be some tonal differences), so I tweaked it by ear and IMO the closest one is the Super OD model on the drive block.

Here's the comparison between the Super OD and real BB Preamp AT Pedal:

Amp model used is mesa lonestar on the clean channel, all knobs at noon on the pedal.
How do you think, is it close enough? Can you guess which one is the real pedal?
Any input is really appreciated :)

EDIT:
Ownhammer 2x12 Rectifier IRs are required for the preset used on the clip above.
The following clip is my other preset with stock IRs, using the same drive block (Super OD):


the preset is attached on this post
Scene 1: Clean + compressor, chorus
Scene 2: BB Preamp to lonestar
Scene 3: Clean & loud plexi, less spongy than the lonestar
Scene 4: Tube Driver to Lonestar
Delay always on, guitar used was Ibanez AT300, if you're using a strat it should translate well to your rig
 

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bradlake

Axe-Master
I have found that ALL of the drives and fuzzes are much more responsive and accurate sounding with the recent FW upgrade.
 

TheTrooper

Inspired



I really love my Xotic BB Preamp Andy Timmons signature, so I tried to replicate it with the drive block on the Axe-Fx II.
Strangely, I find that the BB Pre on the axe can't get close to the real pedal (maybe because mine is the Andy Timmons signature model, there must be some tonal differences), so I tweaked it by ear and IMO the closest one is the Super OD model on the drive block.

Here is my settings for BB Preamp AT sound on the axe-fx ii:








Here's the comparison:

Amp model used is mesa lonestar on the clean channel, all knobs at noon on the pedal.
How do you think, is it close enough? Can you guess which one is the real pedal?
Any input is really appreciated :)
Mind sharing the preset?
That sounds really great
 

R.D.

Power User



I really love my Xotic BB Preamp Andy Timmons signature, so I tried to replicate it with the drive block on the Axe-Fx II.
Strangely, I find that the BB Pre on the axe can't get close to the real pedal (maybe because mine is the Andy Timmons signature model, there must be some tonal differences), so I tweaked it by ear and IMO the closest one is the Super OD model on the drive block.

Here is my settings for BB Preamp AT sound on the axe-fx ii:








Here's the comparison:

Amp model used is mesa lonestar on the clean channel, all knobs at noon on the pedal.
How do you think, is it close enough? Can you guess which one is the real pedal?
Any input is really appreciated :)

What were the corresponding setting on the Pedal ?
 

triski

Member
Mind sharing the preset?
That sounds really great
sure! but Ownhammer 2x12 Rectifier IRs are required for the preset.
The following clip is my other preset with stock IRs, using the same drive block (Super OD):


the preset is attached on this post
Scene 1: Clean + compressor, chorus
Scene 2: BB Preamp to lonestar
Scene 3: Clean & loud plexi, less spongy than the lonestar
Scene 4: Tube Driver to Lonestar
Delay always on, guitar used was Ibanez AT300, if you're using a strat it should translate well to your rig
 

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TheTrooper

Inspired
sure! but Ownhammer 2x12 Rectifier IRs are required for the preset.
The following clip is my other preset with stock IRs, using the same drive block (Super OD):


the preset is attached on this post
Scene 1: Clean + compressor, chorus
Scene 2: BB Preamp to lonestar
Scene 3: Clean & loud plexi, less spongy than the lonestar
Scene 4: Tube Driver to Lonestar
Delay always on, guitar used was Ibanez AT300, if you're using a strat it should translate well to your rig
Awesome man!
It still sound great, I could never get a good sound with the Lonestar in the Axe, but I haven't played much with it.
Thanks!
 

NightWalker

Power User



I really love my Xotic BB Preamp Andy Timmons signature, so I tried to replicate it with the drive block on the Axe-Fx II.
Strangely, I find that the BB Pre on the axe can't get close to the real pedal (maybe because mine is the Andy Timmons signature model, there must be some tonal differences), so I tweaked it by ear and IMO the closest one is the Super OD model on the drive block.

Here's the comparison between the Super OD and real BB Preamp AT Pedal:

Amp model used is mesa lonestar on the clean channel, all knobs at noon on the pedal.
How do you think, is it close enough? Can you guess which one is the real pedal?
Any input is really appreciated :)

EDIT:
Ownhammer 2x12 Rectifier IRs are required for the preset used on the clip above.
The following clip is my other preset with stock IRs, using the same drive block (Super OD):


the preset is attached on this post
Scene 1: Clean + compressor, chorus
Scene 2: BB Preamp to lonestar
Scene 3: Clean & loud plexi, less spongy than the lonestar
Scene 4: Tube Driver to Lonestar
Delay always on, guitar used was Ibanez AT300, if you're using a strat it should translate well to your rig
what is the name of the 2 ownhammer IRs?
 

HarrySound

Experienced
Wow thanks for this. I was searching google to see if someone had cloned the pedal some how and you seem to have gotten it spot on.
 

HarrySound

Experienced
Well of course it'll sound utterly terrible to anyone else but here goes...

It's not my "Andy Timmons Tone" it's more myself looking to get a bit of that flavour because every time I hear his tone I think "damn I need a bit O' that"
I'm using a Charvel with JB/59 pickups

This is an entirely unmixed and terribly gain staged example of how I intend to use it. It's quite a change because i'm starting to move away from the metal style lead tone (5153 red, savage) to see if the more bluesy thing can work.

 

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