You can just make out a Xotic BB Preamp at :07s in this live performance of "The Wire". A [closer look](http://41.media.tumblr.com/f82319f6d8beefa62aec160d7a897bfc/tumblr_mzih8jgZhQ1sx94wlo1_1280.jpg) at Danielle's pedalboard (with the same layout from this source) confirms this as a BB Preamp specifically. You can also see the same basic layout [here](http://40.media.tumblr.com/291085011f7630ed941728d12647481b/tumblr_mk0wz0VqUM1rsvueco1_1280.jpg).more
"The signal chain starts with a Dunlop MC404 CAE Wah into an Ernie Ball 6166 volume pedal. Next is a Wampler Ego Compressor, a Boss GE-7 Equalizer customized by Analog Man, a Visual Sound V2 Truetone Clean Boost, a Xotic Effects RC Booster, a Xotic Effects BB Preamp, and a Creation Audio Labs MK 4.23 Clean Boost."more
"Possibly my favorite pedal of all time. In Death Cab, I’m using it for my medium to heavy gainl/lead tones. However, I’ve used this pedal for years in all sorts of roles, from a clean boost to a dirty boost to a simple EQ to a rock distortion machine. My original BB Preamp got wet during soundcheck at Red Rocks at our show earlier this year, I foolishly didn’t have a backup, and the thing shorted out during the second song. I had a disaster of an evening as a result, so dependent am I on this miracle baby. I learned my lesson and have three now!"more
In this photo of Robertshaw's pedalboard [(source)](http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/alex-robertshaw-pedals-for-the-everything-everything-news-photo/156502306#alex-robertshaw-pedals-for-the-everything-everything-performance-on-picture-id156502306), the Xotic BB Preamp is visible.more
Overdrive/Preamp Effects Pedal with Active 2-band EQ, Gain and Volume Controls, and True Bypass
Just a little gain will do. This has a warm saturation that's very mid heavy. Play it through a slightly dirty amp (or stacked with another overdrive) and you have the sustain that reminds you of Andy Timmons signature lead tone. Raise the Treble and lower the Bass to get a more focused Marshall attack.
This a transparent boost, and can go from crips cleans, to an edge of breakup to OD territory. It has a very natural sound, and the EQ is very helpful in shaping the tone. Built like a rock, and when used with other OD pedals can provide limitless beautiful results.