Blues pro vs Crunch box

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  1. el34power

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    Just ordered a Blues pro... How does it compare to the Crunch box?
     
  2. jlagrassa

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    Blues Pro is more of a low to medium gain box, Crunch box is in your face medium to high gain Marshall tone. It's a good combo to have on the board for a variety of tones!
     
  3. TheFlash

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    I owned both and sold the crunch box. The blues pro has some serious gain available when you turn it past about 2:00. I love it, and for the price it's a serious steal.
     
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    I actually got it to complliment the Crunch box for leads. I had read that it has a hint of TS'ness, and I am hopping i will get singing leads out of it.
     
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    EL34, what amp you running?
     
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    Jcm800/2203
     
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    Like Lovepedals, Barbers, Cochranes, etc., Michael's pedals have their own sonic signature. If you're diggin the CrunchBox, you'll probably like the BluesPro, too.

    For the money, they're hard to beat - I've got both, and a digital delay on the little chunk of plywood I use w/my MIM tele for those sleazy bar gigs where you don't want to crack out *the good stuff*..
     
  8. afterburner

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    I own the Crunch Box (love it!!) and have recently been thinking about getting a Blues Pro too... you guys sure know how to make it sound so appealing...

    drolling, you don't consider the MI Audio pedals "good stuff"?? :O
     
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    I think the BP and CB are similarly voiced. Both heavy in the bass (at least the original CB). Very thick sounding. CB obviously has a lot more gain. Agree both are great for the money. I A/B my BP with my Eternity, and I think the BP can get me 90% to the same place, for a lot less money. (Heresy!)
     
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    I have a CB and two BP's...The Bp's have many cool settings...good boost with slight gain, and also a cool "crunch" BP's have less compression more open sounding...think CB's (80's marshall) BP (70's marshall)...
    Stacking works well with these two pedals also.


     
  11. el34power

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    Thanks for the replies.... For the money.... How could i miss
     
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    too true. the MI Audio website describes the Blues Pro and Crunch Box as soul mates.... let us know what you think when you get it!
     
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    I have both on my board right now and sparkles post above nails my thoughts perfectly.

    I am actually selling my CB right now to try an OCD with the BP.
     
  14. Dana

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    I have the Crunchbox, Blues Pro, Blue Boy, and Blue Boy Deluxe. The Blues Pro is my favorite for what I do which is Jazz/Rock. I use a Tele into a DRRI. My #2 is the Blue Boy Deluxe. MI Audio makes great stuff.
     
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    Anyone have the new blues pro with the fuzz switch? How does the fuzz sound?
     
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    The Blues Pro into OCD should work reall good stacked!
     
  17. Ganderson

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    I'm thinking they will too...

    Now someone just needs to sell me one of the newer version and I'll get to find out. Everytime one pops up in the emporium I'm too late!
     

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