Bluesbreaker pedal usage, some questions

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by 0xeneye, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. 0xeneye

    0xeneye Supporting Member

    May 21, 2012
    A few questions about Bluesbreaker-type circuits. I don't have one, so I have to ask.

    Not wish to compare manufacturers or versions or clones or your favorite, so I am just asking GENERALLY :

    Do most people stack these pedals BEFORE or AFTER other drives?

    Does the circuit generally NOT CLEAN UP when volume rolled back?

    In use, what is the impact on Bass and Treble frequencies when engaged?

  2. Grand_Moff

    Grand_Moff Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    I've built a few BB-type DIY pedals. Based on experience with those they can be used quite well either before or after other pedals, they stack very well. They are medium gain and clean up well with volume roll-off. The ones I built have a lot of clarity. They tend to be bright and don't get muddy at higher gain settings, with a really nicely voiced midrange emphasis.
  3. jordane93

    jordane93 Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Long Island, NY
    I have a VFE Blues King set for a low gain always on sound and it is first in my drive chain. If I roll the volume back the BK responds well and cleans up nicely. BB generally cut bass and there is a lot of emphasis on compressed mids.

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