As always, you are correct 11 gauge! Actually, I remember when the BB V1 was out on shelves. They did not sell like hot cakes, at least from my perspective then. As I remember, SRV was really gaining major steam and folks were interested in tube screamers BIG time, or DS-1s to do the hair band thing. But I was just discovering the Beano album and when I plugged into the BB it was instant bliss. I did my horrible Clapton licks, hung my head and took me and my empty pockets home! So when I found out that the KOT was a BB circuit with tweaks, I knew I had to check it out! Anyway, glad I did, it is a great pedal. I would love to have an original BB V1 but I am not a collector so I just stomp on the KOT everyday but the BB V1 does hold a special place in my heart!