Any marshall Bluesbreaker pedal clones out there?

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  1. pete100199

    pete100199 Member

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    Wondering if anyone is making a clone of the marshall bluesbreaker pedals from the 90's.
    Thanks,
    Pete
     
  2. dirtnap101

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    General Guitar Gadgets sells a clone kit for the original Marshall BB pedal, and I believe you can get one assembled by JHS @ http://www.jhspedals.com/.

    I'm really digging it and when I have some dough together I will be getting one. The sample of it on the site is just amazing to my ears :AOK
     
  3. popinvasion

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    The analogman king of tone is a bluesbreaker clone
     
  4. slowburn

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    just curious why you're after a clone when you can score a used original for a reasonable price (I used to own one, they're solid).
     
  5. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    WRONG. Debunked by Mike himself.
     
  6. bluesmain

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    Cool sound files indeed. There are as someone else has mentioned used ones out there reasonable.


     
  7. popinvasion

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    Actually your wrong. I have looked at the circuit and compared schematics. Its a bluesbreaker clone.
     
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    Well the KOT is not a 100% clone, but it's very close, with just a few component changes and the clipping options.
     
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    That's what the BB Preamp is modeled after. The BB stands for Blues Breaker.
     
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    i noticed you're in chicago. try calling or stopping by Rock N Roll Vintage up in Lincoln Square. last time i stopped by their store they had two used original Marshall Bluesbreaker pedals... not sure how much they wanted for them though or if they still have them, but it's worth a try....

    http://rocknrollvintage.com/
     
  12. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    This is a pointless game you are playing. When the maker of the pedal says something, that makes you wrong.

    Feel free to spin it however you like, but it's not, and that's that.
     
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    Just curious, but do you have that quote? Thanks
     
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    Saying the KOT is a Bluesbreaker clone is like saying the Sparkledrive is a TS clone. They are from the same family, and it's nothing to get anyone's panties in a huff over.
     
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    I love my Marshall Bluesbreaker pedal, its the best stacking pedal I've found so far, it really has an open back combo vibe to it.

    They go for very reasonable prices used, keep your eyes peeled for one and you'll find one, lots around
     
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    haha. Thats funny. JCM800 is actually right.

    hey guys the landgraff isn't a tubescreamer either. Enjoy
     
  17. bluesmain

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    I do love my BBPreamp ;)

     
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    I don't why I do this but I just don't want someone spending money on false information.

    The BB preamp is a modified tubescreamer. It is named BB which does mean bluesbreaker but its different from the actual bluesbreaker or king of tone circuit.
     
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    Regarding original Marshall Bluesbreaker pedals (not current v2), when I check eBay they don't seem too reasonable in price - one is currently over $160 plus shipping with over a day left, and there's another with a Buy It Now of $175 plus shipping. The only recently completed ones I found were $160 shipped and $225 :messedup. Not a huge sample, but the true bypass clone for $140 seems favorable in comparison.

    Does anyone know if the original v1 pedal is true bypass?
     
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    Wow, shocked at the US price dirtnap101

    Ebay.co.uk always seems to have one or two knocking around and rarely reach more than 40£

    I need to check out the current version, just to see if they've improved or ruined the thing !
     

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