Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Yr Blues, Feb 15, 2012.
Touch sensitive, amp-like overdrive for an old-timey sound. Too bad he doesn't make them anymore.
I am very interested in an answer to this as well.
sorry...just reread you question...ignore me.
I haven't found anything quite like it. It has this ability to be warm and fat, yet clear and not muffled. When the prices went sky high, I was thinking of selling mine, but just couldn't find anything else that stood up to it. By the way, I was using it as a fat, singing lead tone. (I know others love it in its low gain range, which is also very nice)
Having said that, it was replaced on my board with a Kingsley Jouster. I started running my amp hotter and the BBOD didn't like that as much. It's not exactly the same, but I'm totally satisfied with the Jouster; touch sensitive, amplike, dynamic, warm, punchy, clear, etc.
That's a beast of a pedal, the Jouster. I might just wait for the single-side KoT.
How does the Mad Professor Sky Blue compare?
Totally different animals -- the SBOD is the Mad Professor version of the BJFe Aquamarine Wonder Machine (AMWM) -- more modern and not really fuzzy at all in comparison to the BBOD
Why doesn't MP make a PCB version of the SBOD? $338 is just way more than I would ever pay for a dirt box.
It may be in the works -- they seem to be slowly but surely re-engineering all the standard production pedals for the PCB line -- I'd guess it will happen eventually.
Actually the Sky Blue is quite fuzzy in character. I have had one for about a year now. I never tried the Baby Blue, but the Sky Blue is very touch sensitive, and that fuzzy character makes this a great lead pedal.