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BlueLine Overdrive (Bluesbreaker)

Serenity

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Anyone have one? From what i can find it's a tweaked version of the Marshall Bluesbreaker pedal. It sounds really good in the Youtube clip, but it's tough to know for sure without knowing what amp it's running into. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who's had one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP4IxfgUg2w
 

ufo~

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I have the little brother to this pedal. It's a PTP Bluesbreaker clone made by the same dude(Josh@Snouse). Let's put it this way, the pedal hasn't, nor will it leave my board. Phenomenal sound quality that uses the better of the two vintage BB circuits. Harmonically rich with great low-end retention, just a superb sounding pedal. Works great as a clean boost too. Build quality is top notch. I paid $80 for it and would have easily shelled out double that. It's that good.

The BlueLine is that pedal but on steroids and with lots of options. I don't have one yet, but I'm very close to getting one. If it's anything at all like the BB clone he builds , it will be a pedal worth having and worth keeping. Can't wait to get one myself.
 

Fulldrive-1

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For $60 you build the General Guitar Gadgets kit, and incorporate their suggested mods into the build (they increase gain and bass a bit). Way cool.
 

Serenity

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Thanks for the comments and link. There were a couple of these up for grabs on ebay at $149. One of them is now on it's way to me. I'm really excited to hear it with my rig, and hopefully it will end my OD searching for a while.
 

dirtnap101

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I got mine yesterday - so far my experience is that it is a great sounding BluesBreaker clone in stock mode, but also with a lot of useful options and tweaks (if you so desire to turn them) that go beyond the stock BB. Sounds great as a boost or OD, and if in OD mode has that built-in boost as well.

The personalized letter/instructions that came with mine was also a very nice customer service touch. Great job all around by the builder Josh.
 

ufo~

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The personalized letter/instructions that came with mine was also a very nice customer service touch. Great job all around by the builder Josh.
I had the same thing in my box. Josh is good people and a great builder. Glad to hear you like the pedal too.
 

redeyedjim

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Bumping. I picked one of these up for my birthday and just got it today. Holy smokes, this pedal sounds fantastic! It does the Bluesbreaker thing perfectly, but even better it offers a lot of ability to shape that tone and tweak it in the right ways. The resulting tone is clear, harmonically rich, and strong. It really doesn't sound like a pedal, either, but rather that my amp just got a whole lot better. :D

Kudos to Josh for the clean build, and also for the clear instructions and packaging. It's a great pedal and makes me want to check out his other stuff.
 

recto-robbie

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Bump this up, where did the interest for this pedal go? The only thing holding me back from trying it out is the lack of interest and the few threads started and quickly forgotten about.
What's going on, everything about it seems like it would be stellar.

Any of you guys still using the blueline?

Anything to add, good, bad, anything?

Are you still using them, sell it off? What's up
 

Serenity

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Sold mine. It's a great pedal but i really didn't need all the options it offers, i also wanted something smaller. If you want the most tweakable Bluesbreaker out there then this is the one to go for, and at the price it's a bargain.
 

sanfi4u

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Bumping. I picked one of these up for my birthday and just got it today. Holy smokes, this pedal sounds fantastic! It does the Bluesbreaker thing perfectly, but even better it offers a lot of ability to shape that tone and tweak it in the right ways. The resulting tone is clear, harmonically rich, and strong. It really doesn't sound like a pedal, either, but rather that my amp just got a whole lot better. :D

Kudos to Josh for the clean build, and also for the clear instructions and packaging. It's a great pedal and makes me want to check out his other stuff.
Exactly! Snouse BlueLine Pro isn't just ultimate versatility. It's also perfect sonic qualities. Love this pedal.
 

Caprica

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I have one. The extra knobs let you adjust the tone in all kinds of ways and I like the different clipping options.

The presence knob is something I am starting to really dig as it lets you fool around with your upper mid range.

The pre roll knob is interesting as it allows you to trim some of the noise out when running single coils. But to be honest I feel the blueline is at its best with humbuckers.

I can't seem to gel with the lead stomp switch.

I would be happier with a smaller version of the pedal without the lead section. And maybe drop one the switch on the right hand side.

The blueline is not a fixture on my board. I take it off when I have a hankering for a more compressed tone, then it comes back again when I feel like a more transparent tone.
 
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guitar29

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Killer pedal. I love it. I also have a Black Box Duo. Both are great, but the Blueline just has something special going on that I can't quite put my finger on.
 

dg87

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Tread revival!! I’m looking into Snouse’s line up. There’s a lot of information about the Blackbox but almost nothing about the BlueLine. Anyone plays it or put it against a KOT?
 

cbpickin

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I love Mike and own, or have owned, just about everything he makes, but I prefer the Snouse Blackbox to the KoT. I have owned at least 5 KoT's over the years, but they never do it for me with my setup. The Snouse sounds great through my Gargen Blackbird with a strat or a tele.
 






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